2009 Core Competencies (Annual)

47 Questions | Total Attempts: 77

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Core Competencies Quizzes & Trivia

Medical staffng pre-employment exam


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is never acceptable to chemically or physically restrain an elder for purposes of discipline or convenience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Why is spousal abuse not a legally reportable offense?
    • A. 

      Spousal victimization is not state-regulated due to the complications involved in domestic situations

    • B. 

      A spouse who is not otherwise incapacitated is able to leave the situation

    • C. 

      An abused spouse is not vulnerable in any way

  • 3. 
    Abuse can be physical, mental or verbal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Advance directives are documents which state a patient's choices concerning:
    • A. 

      Medical treatment

    • B. 

      Financial decisions

    • C. 

      Legal matters

  • 5. 
    Can a patient refuse care?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Because elders fear loneliness, they usually enjoy depending on others for assistance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Once school-aged children know what is expected of them, they strive for praise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    80% of job injuries are ______________ injuries.
    • A. 

      Neck

    • B. 

      Shoulder

    • C. 

      Back

  • 9. 
    When lifting a patient, you should:
    • A. 

      Stand upright with your knees locked

    • B. 

      Keep your feet close together

    • C. 

      Bend at your hips and knees

  • 10. 
    The care plan is just a nursing responsibility.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The plan of care focuses on actions which are designed to solve or minimize:
    • A. 

      Chronic condition

    • B. 

      Existing problems

    • C. 

      Possible problems

  • 12. 
    A complaint is a verbal issue or concern about patient care or access to care issues.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When is a complaint or grievance considered resolved?
    • A. 

      After 24 hours

    • B. 

      When any action is taken

    • C. 

      When the complainant/grievant is satisfied with the action taken

    • D. 

      When the health care provider apologizes

  • 14. 
    If you know a patient does not have insurance, you can charge their supplies to another patient's bill that does have insurance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    If you do not agree with a patient's belief and know that it might harm them, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Respect their beliefs

    • B. 

      Tell them that what they believe is bad for them

    • C. 

      Refuse to take care of them since they are so different from you

  • 16. 
    It is important to understand how a person interacts with their family when taking care of them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Malfunctioning equipment should be removed from use immediately and labeled with a description of what is wrong with it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The underlying core value of the Americans with Disabilities Act is based on the principle of:
    • A. 

      Veracity

    • B. 

      Justice

    • C. 

      Respect for others

    • D. 

      Autonomy

  • 19. 
    Ethics are based on personal values and beliefs that guide the decision-making process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is a contributing factor to a fall?
    • A. 

      Bed Rails

    • B. 

      Restraints

    • C. 

      Brakes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    When leaving a patient's room you should make sure the bed is in low position, call bell is draped over the oxygen flowmeter and the wheels on the bed are locked.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    You may use and dispense patient information to anyone that calls and inquires about the patient's condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    PHI only covers written documents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Control of infection involves breaking the chain of infection. What 3 links in the infection chain must be present in order for an infection to occur?
    • A. 

      Infectious agent, moist conditions, means of transmission

    • B. 

      Dirty conditions, susceptible host, prolonged exposure

    • C. 

      An infectious person, intimate contact, prolonged exposure

    • D. 

      Infectious agent, means of transmission, susceptible host

  • 25. 
    If a patient is in isolation, housekeeping should not clean their room.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False