Nurses...on Your Toes...quiz...quiz...

  1. (You'll know if you're a nurse at the end of the Quiz)

    You are assisting a fellow nurse with charcoal administration down an orogastric tube. The room measures eight feet by twelve feet. The patient starts to vomit before the tube is pulled. Knowing that charcoal can spew out of a tube in a five foot radius (even with a thumb over the opening) and the stretcher is two feet wide, how many feet per second do you have to back up to get less charcoal on you than on your fellow nurse?

    Doctor 'A' picks up a chart out of the rack. She/He finds that it is a patient with chronic abdominal pain. Doctor 'A' puts the chart back. Doctor B picks up the chart five minutes later and also returns it to the rack. Doctor 'A' leaves the nurses' station heading south at three miles per hour. Doctor B leaves the nurses station for the doctors' lounge at five miles per hour. How long before the patient is at equal distance from Doctor A and Doctor B?

    You were assigned two large treatment rooms and the gynecology room. By the end of the day you have cared for ten patients. Four patients were female over the age of 80, all complaining of weakness. Two patients were male, ages 72 and 50. The last four were female, between the ages of 24 and 40, all complaining of abdominal pain. It is 3:00 p.m. and time to restock the rooms. How many bedpans will you need?

    You are the primary nurse for an elderly patient with congestive heart failure and a 1,000ml fluid restriction. The IV cannulation was exceptionally difficult, but you are able to start an 18-gauge catheter on the second attempt. You leave the room to check on another patient. A relative thinks that the IV has stopped dripping and opens the clamp. How much IV fluid will infuse before you return?

    You are sent for your morning coffee break. You need to use the bathroom but can't find one unoccupied and have to walk down to the lobby. The coffeepot is dry and you have to make more. When you get to the cafeteria, the line extends ten feet into the hallway. You can't remember exactly when your break began. How much time do you have left?

    You are the primary nurse taking care of a particularly shy female in the gynecology room. Her private physician arrives to see her, but you can see that he is not in a particularly good mood. After much coaxing, the patient agrees to a pelvic exam. How many people will open the door during the exam?

    An elderly man arrives in the Emergency Department by rescue squad. Twenty minutes later his wife arrives and registers him. She is shown the entrance to the department and slowly shuffles in. How many rooms will she walk into before she finds him?
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
  4. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Hee. Make mine a double.

    Number 4 is a trick question. A scheduled coffee break? Ain't no such animal.
  5. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    Hee. Make mine a double.

    Number 4 is a trick question. A scheduled coffee break? Ain't no such animal.
    HEY! cheating, you coppied my answer ....LR
  6. by   adrienurse
    Okay, you're stressing me out. Don't MAKE me tell you about my day.
  8. by   OzNurse69
    Ok, my answers are:

    1/ A physically impossible feat, the human body cannot move that fast.

    2/ The pt will ALWAYS be equidistant from both drs.

    3/ 2 more than you actually have.

    4/ All of it.

    5/ As per above answers, this is a trick question - there is no such thing as actually taking a scheduled coffee break.

    6/ All of them.

    7/ All of them.

    So, how'd I go???
  9. by   LasVegasRN
  10. by   aus nurse
    I reckon No 2 is a trick question's NEVER put charts back in the rack
  11. by   Mkue
    Long Island Ice Tea:chuckle
  12. by   emily_mom
    Jaegermeister....lots of it
  13. by   OzNurse69
    Butterscotch schnapps....MMMMMMM!!
  14. by   2banurse
    Okay, I guess this is an insider's nursing joke...I'm not getting the mentioning of alcoholic beverages?