CNA Patient Rights Practice Test 2021

This is a free CNA practice test on patient rights. The question pattern is NNAAP standards and up-to-date. You will be able to see the right and wrong answer along with details explanation at each test. After completing the test, you will be given an overall score based on your answer.

This is a timed quiz. You will be given 90 seconds per question. Are you ready?


Which of these does not show caring behaviour?

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This is the only option that does not show that resident care is your primary concern.

A resident in your care tells you that he does not like his current physician and wishes to be seen by another doctor. Your response to this should be ____.

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Each resident has the right to choose his or her own physician and pharmacy. Your opinion of a physician is not relevant to that decision and should not be shared with the resident, whether it is positive or negative. The assistance of the facility social worker or an RN should be sought in this case.

It is appropriate for the nursing assistant to share personal client information with ____.

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HIPAA privacy laws dictate that healthcare professionals only share relevant client information with those directly involved in caring for the patient.

“Any threat to the psychological well-being of a resident that results in psychological or emotional distress” is the definition of ____.

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This is the definition of mental abuse. Depriving a resident of any of the rights listed in the “Residents Bill of Rights” constitutes mental abuse. Financial exploitation and verbal assault are other examples of mental abuse.

Which of these is a violation of a residents right to privacy?

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A residents right to privacy allows members of the immediate healthcare team who are treating him or her to discuss his or her condition. All of the other options involve members of that team. Talking to a fellow nursing assistant, who may or may not be part of the team, in a lunchroom where conversations could be overheard by others, is a violation.

Which of these is included in the “Residents Bill of Rights”?

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The “Residents Bill of Rights” is a policy that expands upon the “Patients Bill of Rights”, formulated by the American Hospital Association (AHA). It serves as a guide for those who are living in long-term care facilities. The right to be informed about the facilitys services and charges is an issue addressed in this bill of rights.

When you walk in to begin your shift, a resident is being put in restraints by the charge nurse. This means ____.

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It is important that restraints are recognized as a way to keep a resident from harming themselves and not as a form of punishment. Nursing assistants can still care for a resident in restraints.

It would not be appropriate to share health care information about a resident with ____.

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The members of the resident’s healthcare team need access to the resident’s health information in order to provide the best treatment. Friends are not allowed to have access to the resident’s records.

Residents have a right to telephone privileges. Which of these correctly describes these rights?

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Residents have the right to have access to a phone and privacy to use it. Supervised phone calls violate the resident’s privacy and scheduled hours only restricts rights. A resident does not have to bring their own phone to be able to use one.

You have taken care of the same pleasant female resident daily for the past 6 months. Very suddenly, she demonstrates a drastic personality change. She exhibits frequent crying and withdrawal from activities. She refuses her ADLs and becomes fearful of physical contact with you and other caregivers. She seems very anxious and nervous when she is around others. As her CNA, your most appropriate course of action would be to ____.

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This scenario includes many clues that suggest this resident is being abused. In this case, it is your moral, ethical, and legal duty to report your suspicion of resident abuse. You should do so following the policies of your facility and avoid any personal opinions or assumptions as you do. Always be as factual as possible about your observations. Do not worry about whether your suspicion is correct; your duty to protect your resident outweighs all else.

A residents right to information involves all of these except ____.

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The staff divulging the complete medical history of the residents roommate is a violation of the roommates privacy. All of the other options are part of a residents right to information.

Which of these describes the job of an Ombudsman Committee?

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An Ombudsman Committee is a group of concerned citizens usually appointed by the state governor to investigate all complaints of resident abuse. The committee members are not affiliated with a healthcare facility.

Which of these statements is true for “restorative nursing”?

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The other options do not provide restorative care.

As a nursing assistant, when a resident refuses a bath it is your responsibility to ____.

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Respecting the resident’s rights includes the right to refusal of care. However, the supervising nurse should be notified as early as is convenient.

Beneficence is defined as ____.

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Beneficence is defined as doing good for others. It is one of the ethical principles that should always guide you in your daily work as a CNA.

When a resident has visitors, it is important for a nursing assistant to ____.

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A resident has the right to visitors and privacy. The other options are not appropriate actions for the nursing assistant to take.

A resident is to be discharged from your facility for failure to pay for his care. According to the “Residents Bill of Rights,” what is the proper amount of notice that he must be given?

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The “Residents Bill of Rights” states that in the case of a transfer or discharge for medical reasons, the welfare of the resident or that of other residents, and for non-payment (excluding becoming Medicaid-eligible), the resident or representative must be given written notice 30 days prior to the change.

You have two residents in your care who belong to your church. Both have been asking you questions about the medical condition of the other. They are both worried and know you care. What is your best response?

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The other options either disregard your code of conduct about keeping patient information amongst the members of the residents healthcare team, or only avoid the problem.

Which resident right is being violated if a nursing assistant enters the hospital cafeteria and hears another assistant talking about a resident with co-workers?

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All of these are resident rights; however, the only one that applies to this particular situation is the right to privacy. The other rights are incorrect for this situation.

The family members of a resident ask you to check what the resident’s record says about resuscitation wishes in the event the resident was to expire. Upon looking at the records, you see that the resident has given permission to share all medical information with these family members. You also see the initials DNR in the resident’s advance directive. You tell the family ____.

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DNR is an universal term abbreviation for “DO NOT RESUSCITATE”. Note: You would not release any information to the family unless permission to do so was found in the resident’s files. To do so would be in violation of HIPAA regulations, which should be known, understood, and followed at all times.

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