care Of The Dementia Patient

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care Of The Dementia Patient

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If an at risk resident of the CLC is missing, which of the following areas should be included in the preliminary search? 
    • A. 

      Wards 4B North and 4B South

    • B. 

      Offices near the CLC

    • C. 

      The areas out front where our residents go when taken outside

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    A resident's unmet needs may manifest as wandering or exit seeking. Which of the following unmet needs might cause a demented resident to wander?
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Hunger or thrist

    • C. 

      Bladder problems

    • D. 

      Loneliness

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered a current best practice in dementia?
    • A. 

      Persoalized approaches to behavioral expressions of unment needs

    • B. 

      Supporting the resident through environmental cues

    • C. 

      Early use of antipsychotic medications to prevent the development of agitation

    • D. 

      Environmental measures that promote comfort

  • 4. 
    The CLC staff tries to involve the resident and their family in assessing (and reassessing) which of the following:
    • A. 

      Senory capabilities

    • B. 

      Decision-making capacity

    • C. 

      Signs of depression

    • D. 

      Abnormal involuntary movements

    • E. 

      Only A, B, and C

  • 5. 
    What does the CLC staff do with a resident with dementia that cannot communicate the presence of pain?
    • A. 

      Assume that if they really hurt, they would find a way to tell us

    • B. 

      Take assurance that dementia patients don't hurt like cognitively intact people

    • C. 

      Use a non-verbal/noncognitive pain assessment tool

    • D. 

      Enter a "99" on the pain assessment score

  • 6. 
    Nursing shift report for residents with dementia should include:
    • A. 

      If the resident has had behavioral symptoms

    • B. 

      Identified causes of the behavioral symptoms

    • C. 

      Successful approaches to care

    • D. 

      Successful communication techniques with the resident and family

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The care plan for a resident with dementia should include all of the following except:   
    • A. 

      The resident's personal goals

    • B. 

      The resident's lifelong interests

    • C. 

      Whether the resident can spell "world" backwards

    • D. 

      Their preferences/routines for their activities of daily living

  • 8. 
    Behavioral expressions of unment needs may include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Motor restlessness

    • B. 

      Grimacing

    • C. 

      Rigidity of posture

    • D. 

      Resistance to care

    • E. 

      Elevated blood sugar

  • 9. 
    What can staff do to alleviate behavioral expressions of unment needs?
    • A. 

      Move the resident to a quieter area

    • B. 

      Gentle massage

    • C. 

      Taking a walk with the resident

    • D. 

      Engaging the resident in conversation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following items does not need to be communicated to the receiving providers when a patient with dementia is sent for a procedure?
    • A. 

      The resident's Service-Centered status and eligibility for care

    • B. 

      A complete list of current medications

    • C. 

      Successful communication techniques

    • D. 

      Successful personalized anxiety-reducing interventions

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