2009 Core Competencies (New Hire)

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2009 Core Competencies (New Hire)

Medical staffing pre-employment exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Child abuse or neglect is reportable because:
    • A. 

      It is mean to abuse a child

    • B. 

      The doctor said to do so

    • C. 

      A child is vulnerable and can't leave the situation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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. 
    Can a patient refuse care?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    When do advance directives go into effect?
    • A. 

      When signed by the patient

    • B. 

      On a date identified by the patient

    • C. 

      When the patient can no longer make their own health care decisions

  • 5. 
    Since toddlers have limited communication skills, it is not necessary to introduce yourself to them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Adolescents need approval, appreciation, and privacy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Because elders fear loneliness, they usually enjoy depending on others for assistance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Once you hurt your back, your chances of hurting it again are:
    • A. 

      Higher

    • B. 

      Lower

    • C. 

      The same

  • 9. 
    One way of preventing back strain is to avoid storing heavy objects above shoulder height.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The first step in the care planning process is:
    • A. 

      Patient education

    • B. 

      Comprehensive assessment

    • C. 

      Obtaining physician orders

    • D. 

      Statement of goals by the patient

  • 11. 
    The patient and family ______________ be included in developing the plan of care and treatment goals.
    • A. 

      Should

    • B. 

      Should No

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

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A grievance can be written or verbal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If you have any concerns about the quality of care or safety of your patients, who should you report it to?
    • A. 

      Report immediately to the charge nurse or supervisor

    • B. 

      Don't get involved

    • C. 

      Tell the CNA

  • 15. 
    If you observe a caregiver asking a patient for money for gas, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Report it to the supervisor immediately

    • B. 

      Tell the caregiver you will help them with the money

    • C. 

      Do nothing so that you have enough help tomorrow

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    The nutritionist should include the patient's family when teaching a patient about dietary restrictions to gain information bout the patient's culture and food preference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Medical Equipment must be inspected every five years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A disaster code is called when there is:
    • A. 

      A large chemical spill in the area

    • B. 

      A 10 car pile-up on the interstate with known injuries

    • C. 

      Loss of water to the hospital

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    All healthcare facilities use the same names for all emergency codes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    All healthcare facilities use the same names for all emergency codes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Ethics are based on personal values and beliefs that guide the decision-making process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Whose responsibility is it to ensure the safety of patients?
    • A. 

      Nursing

    • B. 

      Therapy

    • C. 

      Administration

    • D. 

      Everyone working on the unit

  • 24. 
    Side effects of some medications can increase a patient's risk for a fall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Side effects of some medications can increase a patient's risk for a fall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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