Geriatric Nursing Pre Test

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Geriatric Nursing Pre Test

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 the nursing professional caring for the geriatric patient population. Key physiological and psychological aspects of caring for the older adult patient are incorporated in this pre-assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term geriatric refers to what type of adult patient?
    • A. 

      Those in nursing homes

    • B. 

      Nursing home patients over 65

    • C. 

      Any adult patient 65 or older

    • D. 

      Adult patients 85 or older

  • 2. 
    Geriatric patients account for what percent of all prescription medications consumed in the United States?
    • A. 

      22%

    • B. 

      73%

    • C. 

      34%

    • D. 

      52%

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    What percent of all sensory information is received through the eyes.
    • A. 

      70

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      91

    • D. 

      57

  • 6. 
    What percent of all hospital patients are 65 or older
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      65

    • D. 

      45

  • 7. 
    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 which are considered inappropriate when given to older patients

    • D. 

      Beers criteria is an outline of characteristics that help define older adult patients who can drink a prescribed amount of alcholic beverages under a doctors care.

  • 8. 
    Approximately ____ percent of the elderly who fracture a hip die within 12 months of their injury. 
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      25

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    NOver 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

  • 11. 
    The five major components of a comprehensive nursing assessment of the older adult patient include which of these (choose the best answer)?
    • A. 

      Functional, spiritual, financial, physical, cognitive aspects

    • B. 

      Physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, and family aspects

    • C. 

      Spiritual, psychological, social, functional, and physical aspects

    • D. 

      Spiritual, psychological, social, functional, and financials aspects

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