HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BV READING THIS ISSUE
Registered nurses may receive three contact hours by reading the articles in Iriis issue and succesfully answering the questions m the following post- test. To obtain continuing education unit credit:
1. Read Ehe art ielei 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 recoid your answer in lhe 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 $12 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 ot your completed test. A score of 70% or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded Io 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 aï the completion of a program.
CONTACT HOUR UNITS RECEIVED FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE TOST-TEST MAY 8E USED FOR CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION CREDIT.
Directions: Encircle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.
1. Which of the following is most likely to precipitate institutional placement of Alzheimer's victims?
a. An increase in the family's standard oí living.
b. Inability of the patient to perform activities of daily living.
c. Lack of adequate medical treatment for the dementia.
d. Sleep disturbances resulting in chronic caretaker fatigue.
2. The purpose of this study was to evaluate:
a. acclimation to a gerontological inpatient unit.
b. reasons for institutional placement ot Alzheimer's victims.
c. REM vs non-REM sleep patterns in the elderly.
d. the effect of modified white noise on wandering.
3. The results of this study indicate that:
a. EEG tracings on sleeping elders alter their sleep and wake cycles.
b. neither group assignment nor treatment had a significant effect on behavior.
c. significant findings were related to patient group assignment.
d. treatment had a significant effect on behavior, regardless of group assignment.
4. In this study, repeated measures analysis was used to measure:
a. correlation between two variables.
b. different responses by men and women.
c. predictors for categorizing patients.
d. treatment and group effects.
5. Which of the following statements regarding the impact of age on functional reserve is correct?
a. Age has no significant impact on functional reserve.
b. Elderly people expend more of their functional reserve to maintain functional status than do younger people.
c. Functional reserve in the elderly is greater than that of younger people because of cumulative life experiences.
d. There is an inverse relationship between expenditure of functional reserve and age.
6. Which of the tools discussed in the article focuses on the individual's ability to interact with his/her environment?
a. Assessment of Living Skills and Resources.
b. Barthel Self-Care Index.
C. Caregiver Strain Index.
d. Cognitive Capacity Screening Exam.
7. A marker for overall functional vulnerability on the elderly is:
a. bladder incontinence.
b. caregiver stress.
c. cognitive performance.
8. The goals of the assessment protocol described in the article include all of the following except:
a. anticipate potential for caregiver stress.
b. assess predictors of institutionalization.
c. diagnose clinical depression.
d. periodic monitoring of the patient's functional status.
9. The low occurrence of alcoholism in the elderly population living in the community is thought to be due to:
a. early recognition of the presence of risk factors for alcoholism.
b. high death rates among young alcoholics.
c. invisibility, underdiagnosis and camouflaging of the problem.
d, lack of the financial resources necessary to purchase alcohol.
10. One of the most important functions the day treatment cooking group performs for elderly alcoholics is to help them:
a. develop satisfactory interpersonal skills.
b. evaluate their own interests and needs for improved functioning.
c. learn to live within a realistic budget.
d. understand the basic concept of sobriety.
11. A major problem in working with elderly recovering alcoholics is their:
a. knowledge of the acute and chronic effects of alcoholism.
b. lackofa social network to support their sobriety.
c. long history of alcohol abuse during their lifetime.
d. passive acceptance of rules and regulations governing their behavior.
12. Over-determined, emotional responses to a specific topic by a recovering alcoholic may indicate:
a. need to exercise control of others' behavior.
b. anxiety about the availability of social services.
c. previous alcohol-related conflicts requiring resolution.
d. the possible return to alcohol-abusing behavior.
13. The evolutionary process of health-care relationships in persons with chronic illnesses is due to:
a. differences in values between patients and providers.
b. governmental regulation of healthcare resources.
c. perceived territorial conflicts among health-care professionals.
d. society's focus on litigation to resolve questions of malpractice.
14. Which of the following characteristics best describe the one quality elders focus on when evaluating a health-care relationship?
a. The technical competence of the provider.
b. The professional services provided by the relationship.
c. The personal aspects of the relationship.
d. The financial cost of the services provided.
15. An elderly patient refuses to take the medication prescribed by a consulting neurologist. Based on the information in this article, the most appropriate response by the nurse would be:
a. educating the patient about the benefits of taking the medication.
b. referring the patient to a psychiatric clinical specialist for evaluation.
c. Requesting the patient's personal phvsidan to explain why the medication should be taken.
d. respecting the patient's decision, charting the refusal, and taking no turther action.
16. The primary characteristic of the country doctor described in the article is:
a. business accumen.
b. distancing behavior.
c. patient advocacy.
d. specialist training.
17. Which of the following is an example of the use of confirmation in a nurse-patient relationship?
a. Clarifying the meaning of an idea the patienl expresses to you.
b. Completing a sentence tor the patient because he is having difficulty finding words.
c. Frequently glancing at your watch while the patient is speaking.
d. Responding jokingly, "You're falling apart" when the patient complains about his arthritis.
18. In this research study the authors examined relationships between:
a. communication patterns, job satisfaction, and quality of care.
b. effective and ineffective in-service programs for staff.
c. morale, productivity, and patient care effectiveness.
d. several questionnaires regarding their usefulness in gathering research data.
19. The results of this study indicate that after the in-service program, confirming responses by nurses:
a. decreased, but not significantly.
b. increased, but not significantly.
c. showed a significant decrease,
d. showed a significant increase.
20. Which of the following statements best describe a reciprocal relationship?
a. I give and (sihe takes.
b. It's better to give than to receive.
c. Those that have, get more.
d. You get what you give.
21. In this study, the best predictor of an institutionalized elderly person's life satisfaction was:
a. independent activities of daily living.
b. nurse/resident relationship.
c. presence of a confidant.
d. sell perception of health status.
22. Increasing the life satisfaction of institutionalized elderly is best accomplished by fostering their confidant relationships with alt of the following except:
23. The communication skill basic to establishing a confidant relationship is the art of:
24. Increased mortality rates associated with institutionalization of the elderly are attributed to;
a. age of the individual.
b. physical condition on admission.
c. resident/staff ratios.
d. stresses of relocation.