Nursing Home Administration - Medicare & Medicaid / Life Safety Code

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Nursing Home Administration - Medicare & Medicaid / Life Safety Code

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  • 1. 
    The federal government matches state expenditures ranging from ___.
    • A. 

      50% to 83%

    • B. 

      50% to 95%

    • C. 

      40% to 60%

    • D. 

      25% to 45%

  • 2. 
    In 2008 the federal government changed the "look back" period for which Medicaid assistance may be denied due to "gifts" ___.
    • A. 

      To cover only the medically indigent

    • B. 

      To relax the rules

    • C. 

      To provide relief to middle class elderly

    • D. 

      From 3 years to 5 years look back

  • 3. 
    The Life Safety Code ___.
    • A. 

      Is too often ignored by states

    • B. 

      Must be used in every state

    • C. 

      Is fully voluntary for cities and counties

    • D. 

      Has the effect of law in most states

  • 4. 
    An employee hearing the fire code phrase must ___.
    • A. 

      Exit the facility

    • B. 

      Help fellow employees as needed

    • C. 

      Go to his station

    • D. 

      As nearby persons where the fire is located

  • 5. 
    Under the Life Safety Code, movement of infirm patients to safe areas or the exterior is ___ in fire drills.
    • A. 

      Required

    • B. 

      Not required

    • C. 

      At the option of the local fire chief

    • D. 

      Optional

  • 6. 
    On discovery of fire involving a person, personnel shall immediately ___.
    • A. 

      Assist the person

    • B. 

      Transmit a fire alarm

    • C. 

      Aid the person and call aloud "fire"

    • D. 

      Aid the person while calling aloud an established code phrase

  • 7. 
    Basic action required of health care facility personnel are ___.
    • A. 

      Removal of directly involved occupants

    • B. 

      Transmission of an alarm signal

    • C. 

      Confinement of the effects of the fire

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Often the most dangerous element threatening patient safety is ___.
    • A. 

      Unavailability of correct type of extinguisher

    • B. 

      Slow thinking responses by personnel

    • C. 

      Smoke inhalation

    • D. 

      First and second-degree burns

  • 9. 
    Smoking by residents designated as "not responsible" ___.
    • A. 

      Is permitted for the terminally ill

    • B. 

      Must be closely supervised

    • C. 

      Is prohibited

    • D. 

      Must be in a safe area

  • 10. 
    The overall objective of the Life Safety Code for new health care occupancies is to ___.
    • A. 

      Limit spread of a fire to the room of fire origin

    • B. 

      Require sprinkler systems or their equivalent as applicable

    • C. 

      Educate the public on correct fire procedures

    • D. 

      Provide guidelines for the local fire chief

  • 11. 
    Facility personnel that shall be instructed in the use of and response to fire alarm include ___.
    • A. 

      Nursing staff

    • B. 

      All staff having patient contact

    • C. 

      Nursing and dietary staff

    • D. 

      All personnel

  • 12. 
    When a facility locks exits, it must ___.
    • A. 

      Hire additional staff

    • B. 

      Use special locks

    • C. 

      Get permission from the local fire marshal

    • D. 

      Maintain adequate staff to release locks

  • 13. 
    A material that, in the form in which it is used, will not aid combustion or add appreciable heat to spreading fire is defined as ___.
    • A. 

      Fire-resistant

    • B. 

      Fire-coded

    • C. 

      Noncombustible

    • D. 

      Combustible

  • 14. 
    In determining occupant loads in exit requirements, the actual expected count or a projection using ___ square feet of floor space in sleeping areas and ___ square feet of floor space in treatment areas shall be used.
    • A. 

      120 240

    • B. 

      100 200

    • C. 

      220 440

    • D. 

      440 640

  • 15. 
    Handrails clearance from the wall must be at least ___.
    • A. 

      1 hand wide

    • B. 

      6 inches

    • C. 

      1 and one-half inches

    • D. 

      8 inches

  • 16. 
    The purpose of smokeproof towers is to ___.
    • A. 

      Limit infiltration of heat, smoke, and fire gases

    • B. 

      Contain construction costs

    • C. 

      Improve the visual appeal of the building

    • D. 

      Totally eliminate smoke and gases

  • 17. 
    The National Safety Council has suggested slopes of 7 to 20 degrees for a ____.
    • A. 

      Stairway

    • B. 

      Stairway and landings

    • C. 

      Stairway and ramp

    • D. 

      Ramp

  • 18. 
    Aisles, corridors, and ramps used for exit must be at least ___ in width, clear, and unobstructed.
    • A. 

      8 feet

    • B. 

      3 feet

    • C. 

      Within residents' ability to move

    • D. 

      Reasonably wide

  • 19. 
    Travel distance within a room to an exit must not exceed ___.
    • A. 

      25 yards

    • B. 

      50 feet

    • C. 

      Good judgment

    • D. 

      Local fire marshal rules

  • 20. 
    Each floor or fire section of the facility shall have at least ___ located ___ from each other.
    • A. 

      Three exits / remotely

    • B. 

      Two exits / remotely

    • C. 

      Two ramps / away

    • D. 

      Three ramps / remotely

  • 21. 
    Travel distance from within any patient room to an exit access must not exceed ___.
    • A. 

      50 Feet

    • B. 

      75 Feet

    • C. 

      100 Feet

    • D. 

      200 Feet

  • 22. 
    Illumination of the means of egress must be continuous and must provide at least ___ foot-candle(s) measured at the ___.
    • A. 

      1 Floor

    • B. 

      2 Railings

    • C. 

      1 Railing

    • D. 

      2 Floor

  • 23. 
    The emergency lighting system must provide power ____.
    • A. 

      Automatically

    • B. 

      With a minimum of operations

    • C. 

      From each nursing station

    • D. 

      From a switch in the administrator's office

  • 24. 
    Exit signs must be placed so that a person is never more than ___ from the nearest exit sign.
    • A. 

      50 Feet

    • B. 

      100 Feet

    • C. 

      150 Feet

    • D. 

      200 Feet

  • 25. 
    Corridors throughout patient sleeping areas must have ___.
    • A. 

      Automatic smoke detection systems

    • B. 

      9 feet in clearance

    • C. 

      Well decorated walls

    • D. 

      Smooth surfaces

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