Module H: The Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System: Question Preview (ID: 25912)

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_____ looks how the body part functions
a) physiology
b) anatomy
c) biology
d) pathophysiology

The heat is an example of a(n):
a) cell
b) tissue
c) organ
d) body system

The muscular contraction that pushes food towards the stomach is called:
a) peristalsis
b) mastication
c) defecation
d) absorption

Feces are compose of all of the following EXCEPT:
a) water
b) solid waste material
c) electrolytes
d) bacteria

All of the following are normal changes in the gastrointestinal system due to aging EXCEPT:
a) pain with bowel movement
b) decreased ability to taste
c) more frequent constipation
d) decreased absorption of vitamins and minerals

All of the following are qualities of normal stool EXCEPT:
a) brown in color
b) hard and dry
c) tubular in shape
d) formed

A good way for a nursing assistant to promote normal elimination for residents is to:
a) encourage fluid intake and nutritious meals
b) encourage residents to wait as long as possible to go to the bathroom
c) decrease fiber intake
d) discourage too much physical activity

A fracture pan is used instead of a bedpan:
a) for bowel elimination
b) for small or thin people or those who cannot lift their buttock onto a standard bedpan
c) for residents who are constipated
d) for residents with infectious disease

Portable commode are used when:
a) a resident cannot get out of bed
b) a resident can get out of bed but has difficulty walking to the bathroom
c) nursing assistants do not have the time to assist a resident to the bathroom
d) a resident has an ostomy

Treatment of GERD include all of the following EXCEPT:
a) eating acidic foods
b) losing weight
c) wearing lose-fitting clothing
d) elevation of the head of the bed and using extra pillows

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