Monday, March 15, 2010

Do you need some help with the CRNE: Let's review a sample question

From time to time we at PRIMED Ed Assoc. like to review a CRNE style question by analyzing the question and options. Let's take a look at the question below.

1. Cassie Paetzhold, 17 years old visits the community health nurse as she has questions regarding Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Which of the following is true about HPV?

a. HPV is only spread by sexual intercourse
b. HPV, like many other sexually transmitted infections is curable
c. HPV can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact
d. HPV is only carried by women

Answer: C
Rationale: HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that is transmitted most commonly by skin to skin contact. This includes any contact with any area of skin that is infected by the virus.This means that utilizing barrier methods like condoms is not fully protective as the virus may be on an area not covered by the condom.

a. This option is incorrect as HPV is also spread by skin-to-skin contact
b. HPV is a virus that cannot be medically cured
d. HPV is a virus that can be carried by both men and women

How did you do? Do you need to review information on HPV and other sexually transmitted infections? If so,
go to your medical-surgical nursing books or use reputable websites such as links for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).

Be sure to check in to the blog regularly for CRNE exam tips and more CRNE style sample questions.