Torrington Community: Heart Talk Post-test For Non-licensed Staff

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Torrington Community:  Heart Talk Post-test For Non-licensed Staff

Directions: Please select the best answer for each item below. 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 answers will determine areas of strength and areas for which additional education may be helpful. Once you begin, you will have 15 minutes to complete the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Common signs of edema in patients with heart failure include all but
    • A. 

      Swollen ankles

    • B. 

      Swollen tongue

    • C. 

      Swollen abdomen

    • D. 

      Swollen legs

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

      Trouble swallowing pills because of edema

    • B. 

      Medications are expensive

    • C. 

      Lack of transportation to pharmacy

    • D. 

      Difficulty reading prescription labels

  • 3. 
    Which is least important to monitor in patients with heart failure?
    • A. 

      Respiratory rate

    • B. 

      Heart rate

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Oxygen saturation

  • 4. 
    What change in weight would be most concerning in patients with heart failure?
    • A. 

      Loss of three pounds in a week

    • B. 

      Gain of three pounds in a week

    • C. 

      Loss of three pounds in a day

    • D. 

      Gain of three pounds in a day

  • 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 fluid 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 servings of french fries (230 mg of sodium per serving) the person can have if that is all they eat on a given day?
    • 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. 

      Caffeine

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Tobacco

    • D. 

      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

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