To become a CMSRN you will need to pass the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse exam. This exam is administered by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, or AMSN. Try our CMSRN practice test to see what the exam questions are like. Sample questions are great for test prep. Get started now with our free Medical-Surgical Certification practice test.
CMSRN Practice Questions
Central venous pressure increases.
Central venous pressure decreases.
There is no change in the central venous pressure.
Central venous pressure is not a useful indicator for this client.
“I will be sure to drink tea instead of coffee.”
“I will take a walk after I eat.”
“I will try to eat smaller meals more frequently.”
“I will sleep with the head of the bed elevated about 12 inches.”
“Advance your right crutch, swing the left foot forward, advance the left crutch, and then bring the right foot forward.”
“Move your right crutch and left foot forward together, and then swing the right foot and left crutch in one movement.”
“While partially bearing weight on your left leg, advance both crutches and then bring your right leg forward.”
“Using one movement, advance your left foot and both crutches and then bring right leg forward.”
Elevate entire extremity higher than the client’s heart for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Exercise her toes.
Support Shane’s foot with the ankle in 90 degrees of flexion.
Create a turning schedule for position changes every 3 hours.
ability to ambulate sooner.
less chance of phantom limb sensation.
dressing changes are not necessary.
better fit of the prosthesis.
Increased appetite, weight loss, hyperdefecation
Increased urination, weight loss, increased thirst
Decreased appetite, weight gain, constipation
Increased urination, weight gain, and purplish red striae
uses the ball of a finger as the puncture site.
uses the side of a fingertip as the puncture site.
avoids using the fingers of her dominant hand as puncture sites.
avoids using the thumbs as puncture sites.
“I will experience thirst, always going to the bathroom to pee, and will also have decreased appetite.”
“I may feel flushed cheeks, will have acetone breath, and increased thirst.”
“I may feel nauseated, even vomiting, and some episodes of diarrhea.”
“I will experience weight gain, a normal breath, and constant thirst.”
large thighs and upper arms
pendulous abdomen and large hips
pendulous abdomen and large hips
posterior neck fat pad and thin extremities
Assists in differentiating between primary and secondary hypothyroidism.
Demonstrates increased uptake of radioactive iodine in areas of possible malignancy.
Demonstrates decreased uptake of radioactive iodine in areas of possible malignancy.
Measures the effect of TSH on thyroid function.
No special radiations precautions.
Full radiation precautions to be instituted, including segregating the client in a private room.
Radiation precautions that are limited to urine and feces.
Full radiation precautions to be instituted for 8 hours (the half-life of radioactive iodine).
NPO for 24 hours before the procedure.
Administering an enema or cathartic to enhance visualization.
Discouraging the client from smoking the morning of the procedure because smoking can stimulate gastric motility.
Instructing the client that the test involves insertion of a rubber gastroscopy tube.
Continue the current plan of care
Call the doctor immediately
Irrigate the stoma
Encourage the patient to increase fluid intake
Expand the plasma
Maintain blood volume
Replace lost electrolytes
Prevent fluid shiftings
About the CMSRN Exam:
In order to become a certified med-surg nurse you will need to pass the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse Exam. This exam tests the RN’s knowledge of nursing interventions that are performed on medical and surgical patients. Some questions will pertain to specific disease processes and potential complications of these diseases. Other topics covered include patient education information, professional standards, and ethical issue.
The CMSRN exam can be taken as a paper-and-pencil test or as a computer-based test. The computer-based option is much more popular and is available year-round at over 250 locations. The med-surg certification test consists of 150 questions that must be completed within 3 hours. To pass you must achieve a score of at least 71%. Start your test prep now with out free CMSRN practice test!