Torrington Community: Heart Talk Post-test For Licensed Staff

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Torrington Community:  Heart Talk Post-test For Licensed Staff

Directions: Please choose the best answer to each of the following items. We are asking these questions before and after the video to see if the video was helpful in improving your understanding of heart failure. Your performance will determine areas of strength and areas for which additional educational activities may be helpful. Once you begin, you will have 30 minutes to complete this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which set of symptoms represents the "classic triad" in heart failure?
    • A. 

      Tachypnea, hypotension, and edema

    • B. 

      Dyspnea, fatigue, and edema

    • C. 

      Hypertension, fatigue, and pitting edema

    • D. 

      Bradypnea, fatigue, and non-pitting edema

  • 2. 
    All of the following are common reasons for medication non-adherence in patients with heart failure except
    • A. 

      Trouble swallowing pills because of laryngeal edema

    • B. 

      Medications are too expensive

    • C. 

      Lack of transportation to pharmacy

    • D. 

      Difficulty understanding prescription labels

  • 3. 
    Which symptom is least likely to be associated with heart failure?
    • A. 

      Weight gain

    • B. 

      Rackles at base of lungs

    • C. 

      Non-pitting edema

    • D. 

      Elevated jugular venous pressure

  • 4. 
    What is the rule of thumb for teaching patients when to report changes in weight for heart failure management?
    • A. 

      Loss of 1 pound in one day or 3 pounds in one week

    • B. 

      Loss of 3 pounds in one day or 5 pounds in one week

    • C. 

      Gain of 1 pound in one day or 3 pounds in one week

    • D. 

      Gain of 3 pounds in one day or 5 pounds in one week

  • 5. 
    What is true about I’s and O’s in monitoring heart failure?
    • A. 

      Intake does not include fluids consumed in taking medications

    • B. 

      Output includes only the first morning void

    • C. 

      One must estimate perspiration as part of output

    • D. 

      A positive I/O balance means the patient has taken in more than put out

  • 6. 
    Patients with well-controlled heart failure should do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Weigh themselves weekly

    • B. 

      Keep taking their medicine

    • C. 

      Eat a low salt diet

    • D. 

      Report chest pain

  • 7. 
     If a person with heart failure is restricted to 2000 mg of sodium daily, what is the maximum number of full servings of french fries (230 mg of sodium per serving) the person can have if that is all they eat on a given day (however inadvisable)?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12

  • 8. 
    Which food item would not count as a liquid in calculating fluid intake in patients with heart failure?
    • A. 

      Pudding

    • B. 

      Strawberries

    • C. 

      Orange

    • D. 

      Jello

  • 9. 
    The intake of which of the following is not safe in patients with heart failure, even in moderation?
    • A. 

      Caffeinated tea

    • B. 

      White wine

    • C. 

      Chewing tobacco

    • D. 

      Flavored seltzer

  • 10. 
    What is always true about exercise in patients with heart failure?
    • A. 

      Patients should check with their doctor first

    • B. 

      Patients should not exercise at all

    • C. 

      Patients should exercise until they feel tired

    • D. 

      Patients should exercise only in the morning

  • 11. 
    Which option is consistent with the New York Heart Association diagnosis of Class 3 heart failure?
    • A. 

      Symptoms at rest

    • B. 

      Asymptomatic heart failure

    • C. 

      Symptoms with significant exertion

    • D. 

      Symptoms with minimal exertion

  • 12. 
     Acute diastolic heart failure may be treated with all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Nitroglycerin

    • B. 

      Lasix

    • C. 

      Dobutamine

    • D. 

      Ultrafiltration

  • 13. 
    What is the most common class of medications in the chronic treatment of diastolic heart failure?
    • A. 

      Diuretics

    • B. 

      ACE inhibitors

    • C. 

      Beta blockers

    • D. 

      Angiotensin receptor blockers

  • 14. 
    The mainstay of chronic treatment of patients with systolic heart failure may include…
    • A. 

      Angiotensin receptor blockers

    • B. 

      Implantable cardiac defibrillators

    • C. 

      Diuretics

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Biventricular pacemakers in patients with systolic heart failure are useful when…
    • A. 

      Walls are beating too slowly

    • B. 

      Walls are beating too quickly

    • C. 

      Walls are beating irregularly

    • D. 

      Walls are beating out of sync

  • 16. 
    Which vital sign may become abnormal last in patients with acute heart failure?
    • A. 

      Oxygen saturation

    • B. 

      Heart rate

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate

    • D. 

      Blood pressure

  • 17. 
    Health literacy refers to one’s ability to…
    • A. 

      Read health information

    • B. 

      Understand health information

    • C. 

      Act on health information

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Palliative care is best described as…
    • A. 

      Holistic care in the final six months of life

    • B. 

      Complementary medicine that has the potential to cure

    • C. 

      Symptom therapy not designed to cure

    • D. 

      Alternative treatments not provided by doctors or nurses

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