Minnesota Basic Home care Competency Exam

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Minnesota Basic Home care Competency Exam

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  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    In Minnesota, a Basic Home Care License is issued by the Department of Health.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Every person who provides direct care to a client in the home must pass a background study examination through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The document that describes the rights of a person who receives home care is called:
    • A. 

      The Declaration of Rights

    • B. 

      The Minnesota Statement of Rights

    • C. 

      The Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights

    • D. 

      The Declaration of Independence

  • 5. 
    Under a Basic Home Care Provider's License, which of the following services is an agency prohibited from providing:
    • A. 

      Housekeeping

    • B. 

      Skilled Nursing Care

    • C. 

      Personal Grooming

    • D. 

      Transportation

  • 6. 
    A care provider who works for an agency with a Basic Home Care License may dispense medications to the client.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Personal grooming includes all but which of the following:
    • A. 

      Bathing

    • B. 

      Toileting

    • C. 

      Dressing

    • D. 

      Cutting fingernails and toenails.

  • 8. 
    My training and Orientation as a home care provider included an overview of legal definitions used in the Minnesota Home Care statutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    As a home care provider, I need to have an understanding of which of the following:
    • A. 

      The client's rights.

    • B. 

      The client's plan of care.

    • C. 

      The Minnesota Home Care laws.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    As a home care provider, the services I perform for the client are listed in the client's Service Plan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    I can make changes to the Service Plan if I believe they are necessary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The client's Service Plan:
    • A. 

      Can never be changed.

    • B. 

      Is based on the client's needs and preferences.

    • C. 

      Is only used by the Home Care Manager to track client information.

    • D. 

      Is not necessary to provide care correctly.

  • 13. 
    The document that I must use to record care I provide to a client is called:
  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a Standard Universal Precaution to prevent the spread of infection:
    • A. 

      Frequent hand-washing

    • B. 

      Use of gloves and other protective equipment.

    • C. 

      Proper techniques for cleaning and disinfection.

    • D. 

      Getting a vaccination for chicken-pox.

  • 15. 
    What is the number one cause of injuries for the elderly? 
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Falls

    • C. 

      Poisoning

    • D. 

      Frostbite

  • 16. 
    As a home care provider I am considered a mandatory reporter for purposes of reporting suspected maltreatment or abuse of a client.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    I must be able to prove a client is the victim of maltreatment before I can make a report.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Reports of maltreatment or abuse must be made:
    • A. 

      When injuries or bruises are not reasonably explained.

    • B. 

      To my supervisor.

    • C. 

      Through MAARC.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    Proper documentation of the care I provide and the client's condition is required for all home care providers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A tuberculosis screening is not required for home care providers if they are current on all of their childhood vaccinations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    There is not a special way to handle a client's clothing or bedding that is soiled with the client's body fluids or blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    When a client complains to me about pain, the first thing I should do is:
    • A. 

      Have them lay down and take a nap.

    • B. 

      Offer them something to eat.

    • C. 

      Ask questions and have them describe the pain.

    • D. 

      Call the client Call the client's physician.

  • 23. 
    If a client is choking and cannot breathe or speak, I should:
    • A. 

      Give them a drink of water.

    • B. 

      Lay the client down on their back.

    • C. 

      Call 911.

    • D. 

      Apply a thrust to the back or the Heimlich maneuver.

  • 24. 
    Mary is the home care provider for Mrs. Apple. While Mrs. Apple is cutting a tomato in the kitchen she cuts her finger. The cut is bleeding but is not a deep cut. Which of the following is  NOT something Mary should do:
    • A. 

      Contact the Home Care Manager.

    • B. 

      Call 911.

    • C. 

      Wear protective gloves and clean and dress the cut.

    • D. 

      Wear protective gloves to clean and disinfect any areas contaminated with blood.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following does not occur as people age:
    • A. 

      Bones become weaker and break more easily.

    • B. 

      Senses like taste and smell gradually diminish.

    • C. 

      The brain stops processing information.

    • D. 

      Vision and hearing may become impaired.

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