Geriatric Nursing Pre Test Quiz

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Here we have brought to you this "Geriatric Nursing Pre Test Quiz. " This pre-course assessment is used to help measure a baseline level of the students' understanding regarding geriatric issues. Questions focus on the related challenges facing professional nursing caring for the geriatric patient population. Key physiological and psychological aspects of caring for the older adult patient are incorporated in this pre-assessment. Let's go for this quiz and test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Geriatric patients account for how many percent of all prescription medications consumed in the United States?
    • A. 

      22%

    • B. 

      73%

    • C. 

      34%

    • D. 

      52%

  • 2. 
    The average number of medications taken daily by an older adult patient who does not live in an institution is ____. 
    • A. 

      2-3

    • B. 

      8-9

    • C. 

      4-5

    • D. 

      6

  • 3. 
    Out of all sensory information, how much is received through the eyes?
    • A. 

      70 percent

    • B. 

      45 percent

    • C. 

      91 percent

    • D. 

      57 percent

  • 4. 
    How many percent of all the hospital patients are equal or older to 65 years?
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      65

    • D. 

      45

  • 5. 
    Approximately ____ percent of the elderly who fracture a hip die within 12 months of their injury. 
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      25

  • 6. 
    The lack of _______________________ can lead nurses, who care for older adult patients, to preconceptions, or bias, or prejudice in their attitudes toward their patients. 
    • A. 

      Patient History

    • B. 

      Medical Knowledge

    • C. 

      Psychiatric Competence

    • D. 

      Cultural Competence

  • 7. 
    Over the next 15 years, the projected number of adults 65 and over is projected to grow to what percent?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      30

  • 8. 
    The term geriatric refers to
    • A. 

      Adult patients in nursing homes

    • B. 

      Nursing home patients over 65

    • C. 

      Any adult patient who is 65 or older

    • D. 

      Adult patients 85 or older

  • 9. 
    Which group has the highest rate of depression and suicide?
    • A. 

      Men 65 and older

    • B. 

      Women 65 and older

    • C. 

      Men 65 and older who are widowers

    • D. 

      Women 65 and older who are widows

  • 10. 
    Beers Criteria is ____________________.
    • A. 

      A list of appropriate medications which can be safely given to older adult patients

    • B. 

      A list of over the counter medications which can be given to older adult patients

    • C. 

      A list of medications that are considered inappropriate when given to older patients

    • D. 

      Beers criteria outline characteristics that help define older adult patients who can drink a prescribed amount of alcoholic beverages under a doctor's care.

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