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DN exams, June 1952.

1) What part can the district nurse play in the National Campaign Against Accidents in the Home?  Give examples of some of the commoner home accidents and show how these might have been prevented.

2) You are called in to nurse a patient recently discharged from hospital after two years of treatment for poliomyelitis.  He has paralysis of both legs and is alone in the house from 8am to 5pm.  Describe the plans you would make for his care.


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DN exams, May 1957.

1) A doctor has just asked you to visit immediately a man who has just had a cerebral thrombosis.  You arrive to find the patient semi-conscious in the kitchen, fully clothed, and his wife and married son very upset.  What would you do for this patient?  What equipment would be needed?  How would you obtain this?

2) What would you do if called to the following emergencies? a) A diabetic patient in a coma.  b)  A child with a cut hand that is bleeding badly.  c) A man who has tried to commit suicide by putting his head in a gas oven.

3) Discuss the responsibilities of the district nurse with regard to dangerous drugs, care of nursing equipment, the house, furniture and car provided by the local authority for her own use and her own health.

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The editor of the April 1914 issue of the Queen’s Nurses’ Magazine couldn’t resist a little giggle at this one:

Question: How do you make soft water hard?

Answer: Freeze it.

Can’t argue with that!

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DN exams, March 1930.

1) How would you secure ventilation in a room having no fireplace and with the bed between the door and the window?

2)Why would you recommend a meal of bread, meat and potatoes in preference to a meal of bread alone or meat alone or potatoes alone?

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1) How are bedsores caused?  How might they possibly be prevented?  How should they be treated on the district?

2) What is eclampsia?  What are the symptoms which accompany it?  How would you deal with an eclamptic conversion in the district in the absence of a doctor?

3) How would you prepare albumen water, barley water, beef tea and whey, with only cottage appliances available?

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DN exams, March 1914.

1) What would you do before the doctor’s arrival if called to a) A case of haematemesis, b) A case of haemoptysis, c) A case of cancer of the breast with haemorrage?

2) If when visiting children in their homes you found a bad case of pediculi capitis, how would you proceed to deal with it?

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1) A lavatory cistern is out of order and as a result is empty.  What danger may result in consequence and how would you deal with the matter until the repair is effected?

2) What are the predisposing causes which render a person liable to tuberculosis?  What advice would you give in a case where you suspected tubercular trouble and what steps would you take in the matter?

3) What vitamins are to be found in the following articles of food: – veal, bread, tomatoes, oatmeal, butter?

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