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Question 1
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Which of the following best describes why the numbers of children seen by the school health nurse is increasing?

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A

Higher expectations for performance by parents and school administrators

B

Increasing school enrollments

C

Lack of another source of regular health care

D

Overcrowding within the community

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Question 2
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Which of the following best describes how Lillian Wald helped encourage the idea of school nurses in the schools?

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A

She brought political pressure to bear on school boards through her political action movement.

B

She persuaded very wealthy women to convince their husbands to fund such positions.

C

She demonstrated that school nurses decreased absenteeism by 50%.

D

She used volunteer nurses until school boards were persuaded to fund such positions.

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Question 3
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Which of the following led to school nurses moving beyond the role of screening, assessment, intervention, and exclusion of children for communicable diseases?

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A

A communicable disease outbreak, which led to the requirement that all children be vaccinated against common infectious diseases

B

Federal legislation, which required immunizations for communicable diseases

C

Political movements such as temperance, which led schools to educate about the effects of alcohol and tobacco

D

The need for inspecting schools to identify children who were ill and exclude them until they were no longer infectious

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Question 4
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Which of the following legislation marked the first entry of the federal government into school health?

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A

The Drug-Free Schools and Community Act

B

The Education for the Handicapped Act

C

The National School Lunch Program

D

The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

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Question 5
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In addition to their homes, where are children most likely to be injured?

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A

At entertainment sites (theaters, amusement parks)

B

At school, especially on playgrounds

C

At their part-time job settings

D

Transportation (automobiles, school buses)

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Question 6
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Which of the following is the single leading preventable cause of death in the United States?

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A
Alcohol
B
Firearms (guns)
C
Overweight and obesity
D
Tobacco use
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Question 7
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Which of the following is the most commonly used drug among children and adolescents in the United States?

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A
Alcohol
B
Marijuana
C
Methamphetamine
D
Cocaine
E
Steroids
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Question 8
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Which of the following is the most commonly used illegal drug among children and adolescents in the United States?

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A
Inhalants
B
Marijuana
C
Methamphetamine
D
Cocaine
E
Steroids
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Question 9
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Which of the following is one of the most frequent health complaints of school-aged children?

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A
Anxiety over grades
B
Dental caries
C
Headaches in response to stress
D
Stomachaches
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Question 10
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Which of the following health problems has been reduced in school-aged and adolescent children?

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A
Chronic diseases (such as asthma or diabetes)
B
Contagious diseases
C
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
D
Stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis)
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Question 11
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Which of the following does the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service include in its routine screening that may not be included in a typical private physician preschool physical?

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A
Comprehensive health and developmental history
B
Immunizations
C
Laboratory testing
D
Lead toxicity screenings
E
Unclothed physical examination
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Question 12
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The school nurse only had the resources for one education program for all the schools' teachers and support staff. Which of the following topics would be the most important to address in this program?

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A
Asthma
B
Diabetes
C
Epilepsy
D
Measles and mumps
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Question 13
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Which of the following medications can a school nurse expect to most frequently administer?

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A
Analgesics and antipyretics
B
Antibiotics
C
Antitussives
D
Anticonvulsants
E
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications
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Question 14
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A principal called the school nurse into his office and asked, "Will this student be able to attend our school?" after handing over the medical record of a severely handicapped prospective student. Which of the following would be the most appropriate response by the nurse?

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A
"Legally all students have a right to public education in the least restrictive environment possible, so let me think how we can manage."
B
"The student clearly won't be comfortable here; other students can be so cruel. Let me talk to the student's family."
C
"There are schools that specialize in the care of the severely handicapped. Let me get in touch to see if one of those schools has the needed resources."
D
"This student is so handicapped there is no way to manage the needed care; the family needs a home schooling teacher."
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Question 15
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The new principal stopped the school nurse in the hall and said, "I need to get oriented here. We seem to have a lot of handicapped children. Please make me a copy of their medical records so I can be prepared to meet with the parents if they come in." Which of the following is the most appropriate response by the nurse?

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A
"I'd be happy to help you get oriented to our students. I'll prepare a summary of our special students' needs and problems for you."
B
"I'm so happy to hear of your interest; I'll get those records to you immediately."
C
"I'm glad you're interested. Student health records are confidential, but I'll give you a schoolwide overview without any identifying data."
D
"Let me check our school board policies regarding sharing of information and get back to you."
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Question 16
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A school nurse was responsible for five schools. To give students required medications during the day, the school nurse teaches a particular office staff member in each school exactly what to give to whom and when, and they practice until both are comfortable. Which of the following remains as the nurse's responsibility in relation to the administration of medications?

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A
To begin teaching a second person at each school because the original staff member might occasionally not be available to give the medications
B
To confirm with each student that they do not mind obtaining their medication from the staff person assigned to the task
C
To continue to evaluate the comfort level of the staff person in completing the task
D
To systematically continue with assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, and evaluation of student health needs
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Question 17
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A school health nurse was concerned about the diagnosed eating disorders of three high school students. A nutrition and body image program was planned. Which of the following classes should receive the program first?

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A
Elementary school grades 4, 5, and 6
B
Grades 7, 8, and 9
C
High school grades 10, 11, and 12
D
Kindergarten students
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Question 18
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Which of the following health problems continues to increase in school-aged and adolescent children?

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A
Contagious diseases
B
Obesity and related problems (diabetes)
C
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
D
Stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis)
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Question 19
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Which of the following best explains why the school nurse and the principal athletic director of the school would frequently be working together?

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A
As neither are teachers, each is susceptible to job layoffs if the community school tax levy does not pass.
B
As support staff to teachers, they have many mutual problems in communicating how they can help teachers be more successful.
C
Both are extremely concerned with the typical student's low amount of physical exercise and want to create an intervention plan.
D
Both have to create a budget plan and allocate funds for their department for the year.
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Question 20
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Every day a child came into the school nurse's office with vague complaints, but sometimes it seemed to the nurse that the child just wanted to talk and be listened to for a while. Unfortunately, the child took up almost 15 minutes of the nurse's very busy day. Which of the following actions should be taken by the nurse?

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A
Ask a staff person to talk with the child so the nurse could complete required tasks
B
Continue to listen while assessing for possible underlying problems
C
Refer the child to a private physician for follow-up on the constant physical symptoms the child presented
D
Talk to the teacher about not letting the child leave the classroom unless obvious symptoms (fever, vomiting) of illness were present
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