How Good Is Your Nursing Vocabulary?

Medical jargon can be confusing and downright overwhelming. Despite the fact that we all have health ups and downs, many of us aren't familiar with common nursing terms. Just how good is your nursing vocabulary? Let's find out!
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If someone is suffering from "apnea," they may be experiencing...
Memory loss
A sudden halt in breathing
Chest palpitations
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If a patient is upright and their legs are dangling over the bed, they are said to be in the ________ position.
Posturing
Dangling
Vertical
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A "gait belt" helps to support...
An unsteady walker
A patient's posture
A person's arches
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What exactly is a gurney?
A back support
An IV drip
A wheeled stretcher
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If you're lying on your side in a hospital bed, then you are said to be...
Horizontal
Lateral
Fetal
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If someone is infected with 'nits' they likely have...
Psoriasis
Lice eggs
Lyme disease
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A setback after a procedure is known as a....
Risk
Complication
Failure
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What exactly is 'hemorrhaging?'
A pus filled infection
Excessive bleeding
Head trauma
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If someone is experiencing 'malaise' what are they experiencing?
Shortness of breath
General discomfort
Stomach pains
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Ulcers are simply (and painfully)....
Lumpy scars
Broken skin
An open sore
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A urinalysis lab is in charge of reading what kind of samples?
Blood
Urine
Stool
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The common term "IV" is an acronym for what full medical term?
Internal vein
Intravenous
Intra vascular
Result
Understanding medical terminology isn't always a breeze. In fact, most of us don't know as much about medicine or the human body as we should. While you gave this nursing vocabulary quiz your all, you still came up a bit short. Worry not, in taking this quiz, you challenged yourself and possibly learned something new!

C+, Nursing Novice

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While most Americans struggle to know their bodies and a bit about medicine, you proved yourself to be a true vocabulary tour de force. Sure, you may have missed a question or two, but you've still got a great handle on common nursing vocabulary turns. Because of this, you probably know more about your body and health than most!

B+, Nursing Know It All

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Acing this nursing vocabulary quiz was far from a breeze. Still, you proved yourself to be keen on these common medical terms and ailments. What does this mean? It means you understand your body and are familiar with common issues that could one day take hold. You're aware, intelligent, and invested in knowing as much about medicine as you can. Try being more impressive, we dare you!

A+, Nursing Ace

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1
If someone is suffering from "apnea," they may be experiencing...
Memory loss
A sudden halt in breathing
Chest palpitations
2
If a patient is upright and their legs are dangling over the bed, they are said to be in the ________ position.
Posturing
Dangling
Vertical
3
A "gait belt" helps to support...
An unsteady walker
A patient's posture
A person's arches
4
What exactly is a gurney?
A back support
An IV drip
A wheeled stretcher
5
If you're lying on your side in a hospital bed, then you are said to be...
Horizontal
Lateral
Fetal
6
If someone is infected with 'nits' they likely have...
Psoriasis
Lice eggs
Lyme disease
7
A setback after a procedure is known as a....
Risk
Complication
Failure
8
What exactly is 'hemorrhaging?'
A pus filled infection
Excessive bleeding
Head trauma
9
If someone is experiencing 'malaise' what are they experiencing?
Shortness of breath
General discomfort
Stomach pains
10
Ulcers are simply (and painfully)....
Lumpy scars
Broken skin
An open sore
11
A urinalysis lab is in charge of reading what kind of samples?
Blood
Urine
Stool
12
The common term "IV" is an acronym for what full medical term?
Internal vein
Intravenous
Intra vascular