2009 Core Competencies (New Hire)

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New Hire Exam Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 26. 
    You may use and dispense patient information to anyone that calls and inquires about the patient's condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    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

  • 28. 
    If a patient has C. Diff, the best source to wash your hands with is:
    • A. 

      Alcohol-Based Soap

    • B. 

      Soap and Water

  • 29. 
    You should always treat all body fluids as if they are infectious and avoid direct skin contact with them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Experts insist that the all-time #1 method for preventing the spread of infection is:
    • A. 

      Proper use of personal protective equipment

    • B. 

      Sterilization

    • C. 

      Use of standard precautions

    • D. 

      Proper hand hygiene

  • 31. 
    Why are healthcare workers at higher risk for developing latex allergy?
    • A. 

      Higher exposure to latex due to glove usage

    • B. 

      Women are more prone to develop latex allergy and mostly women work in healthcare

    • C. 

      They use more soap than others because of frequent hand washing

  • 32. 
    The development of dry, itchy, irritated areas on your hands is usually a sign of:
    • A. 

      True Latex Allergy

    • B. 

      Contact Dermitis

    • C. 

      Developing Latex Allergy

  • 33. 
    Standards of Care are established by:
    • A. 

      State Boards of Clinical Disciplines

    • B. 

      Professional Organizations

    • C. 

      Policies and Procedures

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 34. 
    An example of negligence is:
    • A. 

      Leaving a patient on a bed pan for an extended period of time

    • B. 

      Giving a patient too much medication that results in the patient being ventilated

    • C. 

      Transferring a patient to another floor without O2 when it was ordered and the patient dies

  • 35. 
    You should never work around electrical appliances when your surroundings are wet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Wet floors can cause slips and falls.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    A patient's right to treatment or services includes the right to:
    • A. 

      Keep the patient at a treatment facility even if the facility cannot provide care the patient needs/requests

    • B. 

      Be transferred to another organization if the treating facility cannot provide care the patient needs/requests

    • C. 

      Demand cable TV while hospitalized

    • D. 

      Eat only foods from fast food restaurants

  • 38. 
    Which of the following activities would NOT maintain the patient's dignity?
    • A. 

      Taking the patient's vital signs in an area removed from the direct hearing and vision of other patients

    • B. 

      Exposing part of the patient's body during transfer

    • C. 

      Closing bedside curtains when examining a patient

    • D. 

      Speaking in quiet tones when obtaining information from a patient

  • 39. 
    The purpose of the patient safety plan is to:
    • A. 

      Improve patient safety and reduce risk

    • B. 

      Outline disciplinary actions taken if errors are made

    • C. 

      Develop an environment of blame

  • 40. 
    Employees are asked to serve on QI teams because:
    • A. 

      They know the systems best

    • B. 

      It is important for them to be involved in the solution

    • C. 

      It helps maintain interest and pride in their work

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 41. 
    Data used to assess the quality of patient care includes:
    • A. 

      Medication error rates

    • B. 

      Patient satisfaction surveys

    • C. 

      Nosocomial infection rates

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 42. 
    Restraints should be the first intervention when caring for a patient that is at risk for falling out of bed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Side rails can be considered a form of restraint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Incident reports should not be placed in the patient's medical record.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Sexual Harassment occurs when:
    • A. 

      Someone tells a dirty joke

    • B. 

      The conduct is unwelcomed

    • C. 

      A co-worker asks you out on a date

  • 46. 
    You do not have to be the one being harassed to be a victim of sexual harassment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    If you encounter an extremely agitated, disruptive individual and feel the situation will push you beyond your capability or intervention, you should:
    • A. 

      Wait and see what happens

    • B. 

      Ignore your gut feeling

    • C. 

      Continue to intervene

    • D. 

      Follow your institution's policy

  • 48. 
    Which behaviors are indicative of a patient becoming aggressive?
    • A. 

      Loud voice

    • B. 

      Uncooperative

    • C. 

      Restless

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 49. 
    The single most reliable indicator of pain is:
    • A. 

      Patient self-report

    • B. 

      Pain behaviors

    • C. 

      Physiologic signs

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    Your patient is elderly and does not understand the numerical pain scale. What would you choose as an alternative?
    • A. 

      The non-verbal observation scale

    • B. 

      The Wong-Baker faces pain scale

    • C. 

      Assign the pain level based on your best guess

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 51. 
    Warning signs of alcohol impairment include:
    • A. 

      Irritability, mood swings

    • B. 

      Elaborate excuses for behavior

    • C. 

      Isolation from others

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 52. 
    Warning signs of drug addiction/impairment include:
    • A. 

      Frequent absence from unit

    • B. 

      Rapid changes in mood or performance

    • C. 

      Working a lot of overtime, arrive early, stay late

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 53. 
    To prevent the spread of Tuberculosis, healthcare providers should:
    • A. 

      Wear a HEPA/N95 Respirator when caring for patients in special respiratory isolation

    • B. 

      Complete your annual health screening

    • C. 

      Notify your supervisor immediately in the event of an exposure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 54. 
    OSHA mandates that the employee notify Employee Health annually, to be re-fit tested if the employee has: A. Experienced greater than 20 pound weight change B. Grown facial hair C. Had significant dental work D. Had significant facial plastic surgery E. Had a Positive CXR
    • A. 

      A and D

    • B. 

      E only

    • C. 

      A, B, C and D

    • D. 

      All of the above