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Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
First Year B.Sc. (Nursing) (Basic)
Degree Examination- March - April 2008

Basic Principles & Practice of Nursing
(Revised Scheme)
QP Code - 1679

Your answer shall be specific to the question asked
Draw neat and labelled diagrams wherever necessary.

Long Essy (Answer any two)                                                            2 x 10 = 20

  1. Define health &  illness. discuss role of a  nurse in health care delivery system.

  1. State the factors that promote and inhibits effective communication.  Give examples with each

  1. Describe electrolyte imbalances

Short Essays: (Any Eight)                                                                                        8 x 5 = 40
  1. Importance of nursing process
  2. Evaluation  in nursing process
  3. Normal  findings of  lumbar  puncture
  4. Blood transfusion
  5. Normal and abnormal characteristics of  pulse
  6. techniques of forceps transfer
  7. Routes of parenteral  administration
  8. Types of enema
  9. Types of bandages
  10. Progressive patient care

Short Answers:                                                                                                                10 x 2 = 20
  1. Asepsis
  2. Convert 39°C to Fahrenheit
  3. Percussion
  4. Expand -- tid, q8h, qid, prn
  5. Topical medications
  6. narcolepsy
  7. Rigor mortis
  8. Fecal impaction
  9. Gastric lavage
  10. Nursing measuresfor relieving urinary retention