Question of the Week

Study Question of the Week

Study questions cover content in the three domains of perianesthesia patient care are Physiological Needs, Behavioral Health and Cognitive Needs, and Safety Needs.

The nursing knowledge to meet these needs are the same for both the CPAN and CAPA certification programs. It is the percentage of questions asked in each domain that varies, depending on whether the candidate is taking the CPAN or CAPA exam.

For best practice, we recommend you review both CPAN and CAPA study questions.

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Question of the Week

April 1, 2020

In a preoperative visit, information to be collected by the perianesthesia nurse includes:

  1. type of surgery to be performed, previous surgical history and verification of payment source.
  2. cardiac status, vaccination status, respiratory status, and location of patient's family postoperatively.
  3. surgical procedure, whether the patient has signed the consent form, and type of anesthesia to be used.
  4. preexisting diseases, laboratory values, neurological status, current medications, and allergies.
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Question of the Week

March 25, 2020

A staff nurse denied a merit increase expresses vigorous support for management and its policies instead of showing anger. The nurse’s behavior is characterized as:

  1. identification.
  2. reaction formation.
  3. sublimation.
  4. rationalization.
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