5- End Of Life

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Life Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    When a resident is near end of life, good skin care is imperative. List at least three interventions for good skin care:
  • 2. 
    List at least three interventions that may make the physical environment more pleasant for the resident:
  • 3. 
    If a resident is considered "terminally ill," generally speaking it means they have ____ months or less to live.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      12

  • 4. 
    When a resident is near end of life and bedbound, in many cases they are still able to hear even if they cannot communicate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When a resident is near end of life, generally speaking, their:
    • A. 

      Appetite will increase

    • B. 

      Appetite will decrease

    • C. 

      Appetite will remain the same as before they became terminally ill

  • 6. 
    In the last few days of life for the terminally ill resident, they will typically become:
    • A. 

      Less responsive

    • B. 

      More responsive

  • 7. 
    Typically, in the last day or so of life, the resident will exhibit Cheyne-Stokes breathing which is:
    • A. 

      Continuous shallow breathing

    • B. 

      Several rapid breaths followed by periods of no breaths

  • 8. 
    Normally, in the last day or two of life, the resident's breathing may sound wet and gurgling. This breathing:
    • A. 

      Causes the resident discomfort and the hospice nurse should be called.

    • B. 

      Typically does not cause discomfort, however, there are medications that can help this condition

  • 9. 
    If a resident goes two days without a bowel movement, you should:
    • A. 

      Do nothing

    • B. 

      Call the hospice nurse

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    If the resident is in pain and not experiencing relief, you should notify the hospice nurse or physician.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following may be signs that the resident is in pain:
    • A. 

      Agitation

    • B. 

      Decreased activity

    • C. 

      Sitting or lying in a different position than normal

    • D. 

      Breathing quickly

    • E. 

      Sweating

    • F. 

      Moaning

    • G. 

      All of the above

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