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This is a great quiz for activity coordinators to host in aged care. Many senior women and men living in care may have worked as a nurse at some point in their life or will just enjoy testing their knowledge in the medical field. This quiz is also suitable to run on International Nurses Day which falls on the 12th of May every year.

Florence Nightingale was known as The Lady with the..?
(A) Lamp

What is an RN?
(A) Registered Nurse

What is an EN?
(A) Enrolled Nurse

What word is used to describe all things related to the kidneys? 
(A) Renal

What does I.C.U. stand for?
(A) Intensive care unit

What does it mean when a patient complains of Angina? 
(A) They are having chest pains due to limited blood flow through the heart

What’s an embolism?
(A) When a blockage forms in an artery such as a blood clot or air bubble

What is a nurse called who helps deliver babies?
(A) Midwife

What is the normal internal body temperature?
(A) 98.6 F – 37C

What does hypertension mean in a patient?
(A) High blood pressure

What is the normal resting heart rate for an adult? 
(A) 60 to 100 beats per minute

Where was the first nursing school established?
(A) India

What is a stethoscope?
(A) A stethoscope is used by a Doctor or Nurse to listen to the internal sounds of a patient’s body

Why did nurses wear red capes?
(A) Nurses wore capes to keep them warm in cold weather and also made them look more presentable

What is a Matron in a hospital?
(A) A woman who oversees (in charge of) all the nurses

What is The Nurses Honour Guard?
(A) Is a tribute similar to a military tribute at a nurses funeral or memorial service it is known as the Nightingale Tribute and officially releases them from their nursing duties.

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