Personal care Attendant Test

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Personal care Attendant Test

Competency Statement: Personnel will: complete and pass the Personal Care Attendant with a score of 80%


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Clothing is kept clean

    • B. 

      Liquid intake is increased

    • C. 

      Room temperature is kept around 70 degrees F

    • D. 

      Activity is increased

  • 2. 
    A normal axillary (under the arm) temperature is ?
    • A. 

      92

    • B. 

      91

    • C. 

      97.6

    • D. 

      105

  • 3. 
    The universal sign of choking is ?
    • A. 

      Jumping

    • B. 

      Sneezing

    • C. 

      Doing nothing

    • D. 

      Hands at throat

  • 4. 
    The loss of fatty tissue is a normal part of the aging process that makes the elderly more likely to develop which of the following conditions:
    • A. 

      Pressure ulcers

    • B. 

      Fractured hips

    • C. 

      Skin cancers

    • D. 

      Constipation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    In giving foot care to a patient who has Diabetes Mellitus, the nursing assistant should NOT take which of these actions?
    • A. 

      Clean the toenails

    • B. 

      Cut the toenails

    • C. 

      Soak the patient's feet for 5 minutes in a warm basin of water

    • D. 

      Put lotion on the patient's feet after drying theme

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Elevate the head and knee rest of Mr. Rose's bed

    • B. 

      Stay with Mr. Rose and call for help

    • C. 

      Go to the desk and ask for the nurse in charge to call Mr. Rose's doctor

    • D. 

      Remove the emesis basin from Mr. Rose's view and empty it

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      They have difficult in chewing and swallowing

    • B. 

      They have no sense of smell or taste

    • C. 

      They have no appetite

    • D. 

      They are unaware of the importance of maintaining their weight, and are looking for ways to attract attention

  • 8. 
    A patient is near death and does not respond to verbal request. The patient is incontinent of urine and feces. When providing the care of this patient, the nursing assistant should assume that the patient:
    • A. 

      Has no pain

    • B. 

      Will not be aware of being touched

    • C. 

      Can Hear

    • D. 

      Would prefer that the room be darkened

  • 9. 
    Skin care is provided to patients to increase circulation 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Soft restrains are only recommended for children 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Standard precautions are not necessary unless a patient has HIV  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In CPR, ambu- bag ventilations are more effective than mouth-to-mouth  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    While giving a bed bath to a patient with a Nasogastric (NG) tube, the tape should be replaced daily with new adhesive tape  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A normal blood pressure is 120/80 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The second set in CPR is to check for pulse 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    To log roll a patient means to roll them as a unit, keeping their back in a straight line
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    When a patient is on two liters of oxygen and on bed rest is ambulate to the bathroom by the nursing assistant, the assistant should increase the oxygen to 25 liters to avoid shortness of breath 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    An overhead bar and trapeze is frequently used with recovering stroke patients  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Hand washing is the first line of defense in controlling infection   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    When lifting a heavy object, you should always bend from the waist, keeping your knees locked  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Following surgery, patients are able to ambulate to avoid blood clots in their legs which could lead to a clot in their lungs 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Patient on oxygen and being transported to X-ray, may be transported without oxygen as long as oxygen is immediately hooked up upon  arrival the X-ray department 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    A pulse rate of 60 to 100 is considered normal for an adult 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    According to standerd precautions, soiled linen should be placed in a red plastic bag marked isolation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Emesis is included in the calculation of fluid I & O.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Normal respirations for an adult are 30-45 breath per minute 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    When ambulating a patient with a foley catheter, the drainage bag should always be secured above the level of the bladder
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Alzheimer's patients frequently have difficulty sleeping during the night 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The Hoyer lift is not a safe method to move a patient from bed to a chair. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    There are numerous types of restrains, chemicals, environmental and physical 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    A paraplegic patient can be taught to transfer themselves from the bed to a chair with the aid of a transfer board 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False