Personal care Assistant PCA Practice Quiz1

100 Questions | Total Attempts: 52

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  • 1. 
    As a Personal Care Assistant, you:
    • A. 

      Work alone

    • B. 

      Work as part of the health care team

    • C. 

      May become the leader of the health care team

    • D. 

      Will never get any further training after orientation

  • 2. 
    When you work in the home you will be:
    • A. 

      Responsible for making decision without any help.

    • B. 

      Working under the supervision of a professional supervisor.

    • C. 

      Away from your office and have no way to contact your employer.

    • D. 

      Responsible for calling the physician with information.

  • 3. 
    As Personal Care Assistant, it is your responsibility to:
    • A. 

      Plan the client’s care.

    • B. 

      Do only the tasks that the registered nurse or therapist assigns to you.

    • C. 

      Try to do your best, but not ask for any help.

    • D. 

      Compare assignments with your co-workers.

  • 4. 
    True or False. In the home, it is important to be a good listener.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False. Always tell the patient what you are going to do before starting a procedure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False. You only communicate through words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is important when communicating with people:
    • A. 

      Courtesy

    • B. 

      Tact

    • C. 

      Listening

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Body language is:
    • A. 

      A way of communicating feelings by using the body, facial expression and the eyes

    • B. 

      Only used by the clients to tell their doctors what is causing them problems

    • C. 

      Only used by persons who are deaf and mute

    • D. 

      The newest dance craze

  • 9. 
    PCA care for a conscious patient should be preceded by
    • A. 

      Asking the patient for his permission to go ahead with the procedure

    • B. 

      Telling the patient you would like to have his cooperation

    • C. 

      Giving an explanation of what is going to be done

    • D. 

      Explanation to the patient that the doctor’s order is done

  • 10. 
    Miss Harris, a Personal Care Assistant, is assigned to care for Mr. Goodway. Miss Harris notices that she feels very angry when she is with Mr. Goodway. What should Mrs. Harris do because she feels this way?
    • A. 

      Tell Mr. Goodway how she is feeling

    • B. 

      Find out if other PCAs have felt this way

    • C. 

      Try to pretend Mr. Goodway is someone she likes

    • D. 

      Talk with the agency supervisor about the situation

  • 11. 
    A patient accuses a Personal Care Assistant of stealing five dollars. The PCA has not taken the patient’s money, but the patient does not believe this. What should the PCA do?
    • A. 

      Ask the other PCAs who cares for the patient if they took the five dollars

    • B. 

      Ask the patient why the PCA is being accused

    • C. 

      Offer to give the patient five dollars

    • D. 

      Notify the agency supervisor

  • 12. 
    True or False. If you do not chart a task that you do for a patient, legally, it was not done.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    True or False. If the patient has a new area of skin breakdown, and the nurse is coming in two days, you do not need to report the skin breakdown to your supervisor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    True or False. A rapid pulse and shortness of breath in a patient usually indicates the patient is excited and does not need to be reported to the nurse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The patient tells you he has not moved his bowels in three days. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Tell him not to worry about it

    • B. 

      Tell him to take a laxative

    • C. 

      Report it to the nursing supervisor

    • D. 

      Pretend you didn’t hear him

  • 16. 
    Which of these actions is the Personal Care Assistant permitted to take in relation to drug administration?
    • A. 

      Record and report the patient’s reaction to the medication

    • B. 

      Handing out nonprescription medications to the patient who asks for them

    • C. 

      Adjusting the dosage of medication given to the patient

    • D. 

      Adjusting the times medications are given to fit into the patient’s activities scheduled

  • 17. 
    When a patient complains of pain, what should the Personal Care Assistant do first?
    • A. 

      Ask the patient to describe the pain

    • B. 

      Call the patient’s doctor

    • C. 

      Offer the patient some warm tea

    • D. 

      Change the patient’s position

  • 18. 
    A patient’s prescription for heart pills has recently been changed. The home health PCA should notify the agency supervisor immediately if the patient makes which of these comments:
    • A. 

      “The pills are very expensive.”

    • B. 

      “These pills are different shape from the pills I use to take.”

    • C. 

      “I have a rash on my stomach since I’ve been taking these pills.”

    • D. 

      “I can’t take these pills unless I have really cold water to drink.”

  • 19. 
    Mrs. Rand, who has diabetes and takes insulin regularly, tells the Personal Care Assistant that she feels very nervous and jittery. What should the PCA do immediately?
    • A. 

      Take her temperature

    • B. 

      Find out when she has her next doctor’s appointment

    • C. 

      Have her lie down in bed

    • D. 

      Give her a glass of orange juice

  • 20. 
    True or False. Always report a pulse if the beats per minute are under 60 or over 100.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    True or False. The temperature of an unconscious patient should be taken orally since they are not moving about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    True or False. Recording a patient’s TPR or vital signs is not important as long as you remember what they are.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    For which, if any, of these body areas is 99.6 degrees F. a normal temperature?
    • A. 

      Axilla

    • B. 

      Mouth

    • C. 

      Rectum

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    When taking a patient pulse, you should take it for:
    • A. 

      15 seconds

    • B. 

      One full minute

    • C. 

      5 seconds

    • D. 

      Two minutes

  • 25. 
    When a patient’s respirations are being counted, it is best that the patient:
    • A. 

      Tries to breathe evenly

    • B. 

      Tries to breathe as deeply as he can

    • C. 

      Sits up straight

    • D. 

      Not be aware that the respirations are being counted