Journal of Gerontological Nursing

CEU QUIZ

Abstract

HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Instructions

Registered nurses may receive three contact hours by reading the articles in this issue and successfully answering the questions in the following post-test. To obtain continuing education unit credit:

1. Read the articles carefully noting the tables and other illustrative materials which are provided to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content.

2 . Read each question and record your answer in the registration form provided.

3. Type or print your full name and address and your social security number in spaces provided on the registration form.

4. Forward the completed form with your check or money order for $ t2 made out to University of Maryland, School of Nursing.

Continuing Education Units

Contact hours are granted by The University of Maryland School of Nursing Continuing Education Program which is accredited by the Eastern Regional Accrediting Committee of the American Nurses' Association. SLACK Inc. and University of Maryland School of Nursing are co-providers of this continuing education home study program.

Answers to the post-test will be graded and you will be advised that you have passed or failed within 60 days of receipt of your completed test. A score of 70% or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the test.

Ten contact hours of participation in an educational offering is awarded one CEU. A contact hour is 50 minutes of instruction. Contact hour verification can only be awarded at the completion of a program.

CONTACT HOUR UNITS RECEIVED FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE POST-TEST MAY BE USED FOR CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION CREDIT.

Directions: Encircle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.

1. In the Kutlenios article "Healing Mind and Body: A Holistic Perspective" the author shares the concern that:

a. no research studies have been done on holistic health interventions

b. previous attempts with intervening holistically with senior citizens have shown minimal success

c. senior citizens are overwhelmed by a holistic approach

d. there is a lack of consensus of what constitutes a holistic intervention

2. Of the various components oí the Holistic Health Intervention described, the participants seemed least familiar with:

a. diaphragmatic breathing and imagery

b. physical and emotional responses to stress

c. reminiscence and adapting to loss

d. use of medication and nutrition

3. In the Holistic Health Intervention Group, sessions began with a stretching exercise and ended with:

a. fast walking

b. imagery

c. question and answer period

d. singing

4. Evaluating the effectiveness of holistic health interventions is recommended by the author. This evaluation should be characterized by:

a. a multi-faceted approach measuring many aspects of well being

b. descriptions of how nutritional practices have changed

c. return demonstrations of physical exercises learned

d. senior citizens taking more responsibility in their use of medications

5. Depression in the elderly, as described in the Ronsman article, may be manifested differently than depression in younger adults. These differences in the elderly include all except:

a. cognitive changes such as problems with memory and attention span are more common

b. mood or emotional symptoms are less common

c. vague physical complaints and preoccupation with bodily functions may be the only symptoms

d. withdrawing from social activities is less likely

6. Depression that is a reaction to suffering a loss frequently responds to:

a. antidepressive medications

b. psychotherapy

c. antidepressive medications and psychotherapy

d. supportive care, increased activity and counseling

7. An important feature of clinical depression is that it persists. Depression can be differentiated from normal "blue days" when the symptoms last…

HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Instructions

Registered nurses may receive three contact hours by reading the articles in this issue and successfully answering the questions in the following post-test. To obtain continuing education unit credit:

1. Read the articles carefully noting the tables and other illustrative materials which are provided to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content.

2 . Read each question and record your answer in the registration form provided.

3. Type or print your full name and address and your social security number in spaces provided on the registration form.

4. Forward the completed form with your check or money order for $ t2 made out to University of Maryland, School of Nursing.

Continuing Education Units

Contact hours are granted by The University of Maryland School of Nursing Continuing Education Program which is accredited by the Eastern Regional Accrediting Committee of the American Nurses' Association. SLACK Inc. and University of Maryland School of Nursing are co-providers of this continuing education home study program.

Answers to the post-test will be graded and you will be advised that you have passed or failed within 60 days of receipt of your completed test. A score of 70% or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the test.

Ten contact hours of participation in an educational offering is awarded one CEU. A contact hour is 50 minutes of instruction. Contact hour verification can only be awarded at the completion of a program.

CONTACT HOUR UNITS RECEIVED FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE POST-TEST MAY BE USED FOR CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION CREDIT.

Directions: Encircle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.

1. In the Kutlenios article "Healing Mind and Body: A Holistic Perspective" the author shares the concern that:

a. no research studies have been done on holistic health interventions

b. previous attempts with intervening holistically with senior citizens have shown minimal success

c. senior citizens are overwhelmed by a holistic approach

d. there is a lack of consensus of what constitutes a holistic intervention

2. Of the various components oí the Holistic Health Intervention described, the participants seemed least familiar with:

a. diaphragmatic breathing and imagery

b. physical and emotional responses to stress

c. reminiscence and adapting to loss

d. use of medication and nutrition

3. In the Holistic Health Intervention Group, sessions began with a stretching exercise and ended with:

a. fast walking

b. imagery

c. question and answer period

d. singing

4. Evaluating the effectiveness of holistic health interventions is recommended by the author. This evaluation should be characterized by:

a. a multi-faceted approach measuring many aspects of well being

b. descriptions of how nutritional practices have changed

c. return demonstrations of physical exercises learned

d. senior citizens taking more responsibility in their use of medications

5. Depression in the elderly, as described in the Ronsman article, may be manifested differently than depression in younger adults. These differences in the elderly include all except:

a. cognitive changes such as problems with memory and attention span are more common

b. mood or emotional symptoms are less common

c. vague physical complaints and preoccupation with bodily functions may be the only symptoms

d. withdrawing from social activities is less likely

6. Depression that is a reaction to suffering a loss frequently responds to:

a. antidepressive medications

b. psychotherapy

c. antidepressive medications and psychotherapy

d. supportive care, increased activity and counseling

7. An important feature of clinical depression is that it persists. Depression can be differentiated from normal "blue days" when the symptoms last at least:

a. one week

b. two weeks

c. one month

d. two months

8. In Ronsman's article "Therapy for Depression,'' the author raises the concern of the nurse's role in treating depression as:

a. nurses are hesitant and usually do not refer depressed elderly when they should

b. nurses discount the effectiveness of their interventions and feel insecure counseling the elderly

c. nurses do not have the educational preparation to manage the depressed elderly

d. the elderly are reluctant to share their concerns with nurses

9. The article by Plawecki, Brewer and Plawecki notes that the mean length of time that elapses between the diagnosis of diabetes and the development of uremia is approximately:

a. 1 0 years

b. 15 years

c. 20 years

d. 25 years

10. When caring for an elderly diabetic patient undergoing hemodialysis, the nurse should be particularly vigilant for signs/symptoms of:

a. hypertension and hyperglycemia

b. hypotension and hypoglycemia

c. hypertension and hypoglycemia

d. hypotension and hyperglycemia

11. A patient's intolerance to rapid ultrafiltration may be lessened by using a dialysate bath of:

a. acetate

b. bicarbonate

c. 50% acetate and 50% saline

d. 75% saline and 25% acetate

12. Vision problems in the older diabetic with chronic renal failure may be due to aging, hyperglycemia, renal failure and hemodialysis. Which one of the following problems may be accelerated by hemodialysis?

a. deposition of calcium salts in cornea

b. neovascularization of the retina

c. retinal ischemia

d. sclerotic changes in the iris

13. In the article on "Supporting Community Elderly," the authors modified information and support group sessions for diabetics to meet the specific needs of older adults with diabetes. These modifications included all of the following except:

a. degree of complexity

b. examples used to illustrate and clarify

c. focus of the information

d. specific content

14. Which one of the following was not a stated group goal of these sessions?

a. expressing common problems and sharing ways of coping

b. participating in group arts and crafts

c. decreasing social isolation

d. increasing members' ability to adjust to diabetes

15. The session on stress management revealed a specific concern of the participants. This concern was that they could not:

a. determine how to incorporate stress management activities into their daily lives

b. distinguish symptoms related to stress, their diabetes and their other medical conditions

c. feel comfortable in identifying their own life stressors

d. identify the benefits of stress management on the control of their diabetes

16. Two months after the program, the authors found all of the following effects among group members except:

a. control of diabetes with diet alone

b. exercise on a regular basis

c. use of calcium supplements

d. weight loss in obese members

17. In Morgan's research on "Health Status Perceptions Affect Health-Related Behaviors/' which one of the following activities was positively correlated with the elderly's perception of good health?

a. eating breakfast regularly

b. maintaining weight in relation to height

c. performing frequent physical activity

d. sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night

18. Orem's Self Care Model was used by Horgan, This model, used to study the relationship between perception and behavior, includes all of the following except:

a. there is a mind-body relationship

b. health-related behaviors are learned according to the beliefs, habits and practices of one's society

c. individuals are able to appraise their health status

d. individuals respond welt to directions about healthcare practices when they are not involved in the decisions

19. Self-perceived health status is a commonly used measure in health-related research. It has been found to be:

a. a valid and reliable measure of health

b. positively correlated with objective medical indicators of health

c. related to life satisfaction

d. all of the above

20. While conducting a nursing assessment it is important to determine the elderly's perception of their own health status because:

a. it guides the nurse while assisting the elderly to achieve their optimal level of health

b. it is a good indicator of future illness

c. it will always be accurate when compared with other health indicators

d. those people who view their health as poor are usually dead within a year

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