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DHA Exam Sample Questions for Nurses

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) exam is an essential prerequisite for nurses working in Dubai or the UAE to be licensed. This comprehensive test measures their knowledge and skills as determined by DHA to meet its standards of practice. In this article, we'll go into more depth about the DHA exam for nurses. We will study its format, the types of questions asked during it, as well as strategies on how to best prepare. Let’s get started.

DHA Exam Questions for Nurses: A Comprehensive Guide

Below, we have all the answers that relate to your DHA exam for Nurses to help you get ahead in the right direction for preparation.

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DHA Exam Format for (Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse)

The DHA exam for nurses comprises approximately 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) on various nursing topics. It's computer-based and typically conducted in testing centers. Nurses usually have around three hours to take it, depending on which level of nursing they're applying for (registered nurse or practical nurse).

Read more: DHA Exam Syllabus and Pattern

Types of Questions for (Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse)

The DHA examination presents nurses with an array of questions designed to assess their knowledge and understanding of various nursing concepts, categorized into these different categories:

  • Knowledge-Based Questions:These tests examine your nurse's understanding of basic nursing concepts, procedures and terminology. This includes the normal blood pressure range or steps involved with administering medication. 
  • Scenario-Based Questions:These questions present a clinical scenario and require nurses to use their knowledge of nursing interventions or decisions to make informed decisions or offer appropriate solutions. Nurses must use all available data in making decisions or selecting an ideal course of action.
  • Calculation Questions:These calculation questions are intended to assess a nurse's proficiency at performing calculations related to medication doses, IV rates or body mass index (BMI). They require nurses who can quickly perform calculations accurately and efficiently.
  • Prioritization Questions:These questions test a nurse's ability to prioritize patient care according to urgency and severity. This includes whether certain conditions or situations warrant immediate care or intervention first. Nurses must identify which tasks or interventions deserve priority consideration given any given scenario.

Check out: How To Apply For A DHA License For A General Practitioner?

DHA Registered Nurse (RN) Sample Questions

1. Which of the following patients is the most appropriate to delegate to a new nurse?

A. Patient on a strict bed rest

B. Patient for discharge teaching

C. Patient scheduled for an operation

D. Patient who is hooked to mechanical ventilation.

2. An 8-year-old girl is seen in the Emergency Department because of a fracture in the right fibula and she has a fiberglass cast on her leg instead of a plaster cast. Which of the following is an advantage to use a fiberglass cast?

 A. Cheaper

B. Dries rapidly

C. Smooth external

D. Shape closely to body parts

3. 62-year-old female patient is admitted for her left eye cataract removal. She has cataract in both eyes with no visibility in her left sys. She is scheduled for surgery. What essential safety precautions must be assessed preoperatively?

A. Assess and document visual acuity of both eyes

B. Knowledge to prevent eye injury after Surgery

C. Cleanliness of eye and removal of eyeglasses.

4. A newly graduated nurse is inserting an intravenous cannula into the mid-cephalic vein of a patient who is being admitted to the unit. As she withdraws the needle, a nurse calls out for help from another patient’s room. The new nurse rushes to help. She secured the intravenous catheter and threw the needle into the waste basket instead of the sharp’s container. When asked who had thrown the needle into the bin, the new nurse admits that she had made that mistake. Which professional act best describes the newly graduated nurse’s response?

A. Responsibility

B. Accountability

C. Assertiveness

D. Leadership

5. A 50-year-old man presents to the Emergency Department after having suffered a fall while practicing mountain biking. He appears confused and disoriented. His friend reports that he had been thrown over the handlebars and hit his head against a rock Blood pressure 108/66 mmHg Heart rate 102 /min Respiratory rate 22 /min Temperature 37.2 C Oxygen saturation 99% room air Which initial intervention is the most important?

 A. Intravenous infusion

B. Oxygen administration

C. cervical immobilization

D. Trendelenburg position

6. A 24-week-pregnant mother is in the Antenatal Clinic. She is upset and crying about having her third baby girl as her family wants a boy. She is requesting an abortion immediately before her family finds out about the sex of the baby. Which of the following is the most appropriate plan for the mother?

A. Calm her down and reassure for an appropriate solution

B. Provide moral support and book her for procedure

C. Repeat ultrasound and wait for a few more weeks

D. Family counselling and follow religious guidance

7. A post-operative nurse assesses the newly formed stoma and skin of a patient who is one day postoperative following a proctocolectomy with the formation of a permanent ileostomy. Which of the following clinical findings would necessities immediate care?

A. Bright red and moist stoma

B. Dark red and purple skin

C. Bloody liquid in pouch

D. Ulcerations with a rash

8. A 45-year-old man is admitted to the Surgical Ward for stoma care. The stoma appears a dark red to purple color, is slightly swollen and leaks a scant amount blood. There is no presence of stool around or on the site. Which observation requires immediate attention?

A. Color

B. Edema

C. Absence of stool 

9. A nurse is taking care of a patient who underwent abdominal surgery three days ago. The patient has not been able to breathe deeply and uses to get out of bed since the surgery due to pain. Also, the patient complains of shortness of breath, and the lung sounds are diminished on auscultation. Blood pressure 120/70 mmHg Heart rate 75 /min Respiratory rate 22 /min Temperature 36.4 ℃ Oxygen saturation 89% Which of the following conditions should the nurse suspect?

A. Sepsis

B. Atelectasis

C. Congestive heart failure

D. Emphysema

10.What do the standards of pain management dictate nurse do? 

A. Avoid the use of the word "pain"

B. Screen for pain at each encounter

C. Discourage around-the-clock dosage of analgesics

D. Administer analgesics via injection whenever possible

Read More: How To Apply for The DHA Exam?


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