Quality care For Older Adults - Postre- Survey/Test

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I would like to thank you for participating in this project. The elderly population is growing in monumental proportions and nurses need to be prepared to provide optimal care to geriatric clients. It is believed by many the nursing organizations that the majority of nurses lack adequate knowledge related to geriatric health which negatively affects the quality of care of older patients. Described in the literature, it is critically important to implement these standards of geriatric care. This program was designed to provide you with the knowledge necessary to provide the best care for the elderly population. In order to continuously improve the course, we need to collect some information about you and your knowledge of geriatric nursing. Kindly complete the following questionnaire and co


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  • 1. 
    This form must be completed to participate. Thank you.INFORMED CONSENT FORM Western Governors UniversityMaster of Science in Nursing, Education SpecialtyNursing Knowledge Needed: Caring For the Aging PopulationTheresa Cuth BSN, RNIntroduction You are invited to participate in a research project being conducted by an MSN student from Western Governors University. Theresa Cuth BSN, RN (MSN Ed Student) is conducting research to determine if an online geriatric course will provide the knowledge base necessary for delivering better quality care to elderly patients.Description of the project: With the rapid increasing numbers in the geriatric population, it is necessary for nurses in all areas of practice to understand the needs of these patients. The purpose of this research is to measure perceptions and knowledge of geriatric patient needs and the aging process prior to and after completion of the online course to prove that it is necessary for currently active nurses to gain additional geriatric knowledge to provide better care for these patients. The course will provide information on age related changes in older adult patients, how it impacts them and the decisions made about their care. The pre and post tests and surveys will take approximately 30 minutes each to complete online. The course is a self paced independent online course that is approximately 30 education hours. All nurses participating are expected to exercise academic honesty and complete all activities for accurate research to be measured.Benefits and Risks of this study: The results of this study will determine the need for geriatric education for practicing nurses and if the curriculum presented demonstrates upon completion of the course, nurses’ knowledge is increased and better care can be provided to their geriatric patients.It is determined that there is no risk to the nurses who participate in this study.Confidentiality:Confidentiality and anonymity will be maintained by ensuring that no identifying information is required on the survey and the results will only be seen by the researcher, and that all data that are reported will be aggregated.Voluntary participation and withdrawal: The decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary. The information gathered through the pre and post surveys and tests will be aggregated to formulate a conclusion and suggestion will be utilized to enhance the learning experience within the course. Questions, Rights and Complaints:Participants of this research study may contact the researcher by phone or email for any questions, information or results of the study.Theresa (Terri) Cuth BSN, RN, BCPhone: 1-610-703-0730Email: [email protected] statement:All participants acknowledge that they are adults over the age of 18, a practicing licensed nurse and are able to consent or refuse to participate.By initialing below you agree to participate fully with the research indicated above. You agree to provide accurate and honest information and to complete the pre and post surveys and tests as well as the required coursework.______________________________ Initials of Participant and Credentials______________________________State
  • 2. 
    Demographic InformationInitials:Credentials:State:Current Position:Type of Facility:
  • 3. 
    Some common physiological changes seen with aging are a direct result of:
    • A. 

      Normal aging process

    • B. 

      Sedentary life style

    • C. 

      Chronological age

    • D. 

      Disease

  • 4. 
    Metabolism of drugs in the elderly is: 
    • A. 

      Faster in older adults

    • B. 

      Same as young adults

    • C. 

      Slower in older adults

    • D. 

      Changes only with disease processes

  • 5. 
    Difficulty with daily activities such as manipulating buttons, grasping, and opening doors in older persons is related to:
    • A. 

      Dexterity changes

    • B. 

      Musculoskeletal changes

    • C. 

      Senility

    • D. 

      Neurological changes

  • 6. 
    Metabolism of drugs change with aging primarily because of alterations in the: 1)      Kidneys 2)      Gastrointestinal tract 3)      Heart 4)      Liver 
    • A. 

      1,4

    • B. 

      2,3

    • C. 

      2,4

    • D. 

      1,2

  • 7. 
    The prevalence of new Pressure Ulcers development occurs in:
    • A. 

      LTC facilities

    • B. 

      Hospitals

    • C. 

      Home Care patients

    • D. 

      Hospice patients

  • 8. 
    The food guide pyramid is what health officials say should be used as a guide for all individuals greater than 2 years old. Although, as we age there are 5 needs greater than those of other age groups. They are: 
    • A. 

      Water, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E

    • B. 

      Water, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Water, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Protein

    • D. 

      Water, Protein, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin D

  • 9. 
    Depression, anxiety inactivity and low self efficacy are all associative to: 1)      Functional decline 2) Cognitive decline   3) Cardiovascular decline    4) Respiratory decline
    • A. 

      1,2

    • B. 

      3,4

    • C. 

      1,2,4

    • D. 

      1,2,3

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Adverse drug reactions are:
    • A. 

      7 times more likely in the elderly

    • B. 

      Cause 15-20 % of hospital admission

    • C. 

      Cause 50 % of medication related deaths

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Treatments for chronic conditions related to older adults should include:
    • A. 

      Life expectancy

    • B. 

      Maintaining functional status

    • C. 

      Quality of life

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
     Normal changes of aging
    • A. 

      Effects the ability to exercise but is advised

    • B. 

      Does not affect the ability to exercise and is advised

    • C. 

      Makes exercise dangerous and is not advised

    • D. 

      Should only be performed with supervision is advised

  • 13. 
    As a result of the aging immune system and cardiovascular function what endocrine change is affected? 1)      Decreased thyroid function 2)      Insulin resistance 3)      Decreased cortisol levels 4)      Decreased aldosterone levels
    • A. 

      1,4

    • B. 

      2,3

    • C. 

      3,4

    • D. 

      1,2

  • 14. 
    Over 60% of frail hospitalized older adults experience:
    • A. 

      Nosocomial infections

    • B. 

      Pressure ulcers

    • C. 

      Delirium

    • D. 

      Functional decline

  • 15. 
    What Evidence Based Practice assessment tool is recommended to determine fall risk?
    • A. 

      ADL Assessment tool

    • B. 

      IADL Assessment tool

    • C. 

      Tinetti Assess tool

    • D. 

      KAM Assessment tool

  • 16. 
    The fear of cognitive decline is vast with the elderly population. Certain cognitive abilities do decline with age. They are:
    • A. 

      Sustained attention, complex problem solving and verbal abilities

    • B. 

      Memory recall (retrieving info.), complex problem solving and perceptual speed

    • C. 

      Memory recognition (matching info), verbal abilities and perceptual speed

    • D. 

      Sustained alteration, complex problem solving and perceptual speed

  • 17. 
     The most important aspects to teach older adults in the prevention of heart disease is:
    • A. 

      Blood pressure control, properly managed blood sugar, cessation of smoking

    • B. 

      Blood pressure control, properly managed blood sugar and cholesterol levels

    • C. 

      Blood pressure control preventing obesity and proper management of cholesterol levels

    • D. 

      Blood pressure control, cessation of smoking and proper management of cholesterol levels

  • 18. 
    Depression maybe medically significant if ________ or more of the following symptoms persist on an almost daily basis for more than two months (Changes in Appetite, Disturbed Sleep, Motor Agitation or Retardation, Fatigue and Loss of Energy, Depressed or Irritable Mood, Loss of Interest or Pleasure in Usual Activities, Feelings of Worthlessness, Self-Reproach, Excessive Guilt, Suicidal Thinking or Attempts, Poor Concentration)
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 19. 
    What can a nurse incorporate into her patients care to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in her elderly patients?
    • A. 

      Ensure the patient is ambulated every 2 hours

    • B. 

      Ensure the patient is ambulated every shift

    • C. 

      Ensure the patient is repositioned every 2 hours

    • D. 

      Ensure the patient is repositioned every 4 hours

  • 20. 
    Xerostomia is an oral care difficulty faced by many older adults. The #1 cause of this is: 
    • A. 

      Poor oral hygiene

    • B. 

      Dentures

    • C. 

      Medications

    • D. 

      Acidic fruits

  • 21. 
    Altered pharmacokinetics in the elderly causes a:
    • A. 

      Decrease in liver function causing a drug to be decreased in the body

    • B. 

      Decrease in total body water causing a drug to be decreased in the body

    • C. 

      Increase in serum albumin causing a drug to be increased in the body

    • D. 

      Decrease in hepatic metabolism causing a drug to be increased in the body

  • 22. 
    The goal of educating patients and family  members thru empathetic communication regarding loss and death is to:
    • A. 

      Prepare for their own or a loved one’s death or loss

    • B. 

      Understand the grief process

    • C. 

      Decrease the intensity of their anxiety

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    The majority of older adults live:
    • A. 

      Alone in their own home

    • B. 

      With their spouse in their own home

    • C. 

      With loved ones in their home

    • D. 

      In a facility for the elderly

  • 24. 
    A fluid filled heal blister is considered what wound stage?     
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 25. 
    The risk for alcohol use and misuse in older adults is: 
    • A. 

      Greater in men

    • B. 

      Greater in women

    • C. 

      Men and women are at equal risk

    • D. 

      Lower in the elderly

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