HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Instructions: Registered nurses may receive two contact hours by reading the article noted below and successfully answering the questions in the following post-test. To obtain continuing education unit credit:
1. Read the article "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Assessment and Management" on pages 15-22, carefully noting the tables and other illustrative materials that are provided to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content.
2. Read each question and record your answer on 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 $12 made out to University of Maryland Foundation. Quizzes are accepted up to 12 months from date of issue.
Continuing Education Units: The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited asa provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credential) ng Center's Commission on Accreditation. 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 be awarded only 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.
Objectives: After reading the article "Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Assessment and Management" in this issue, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the occurrence and risk of the disease.
2. State the appropriate nursing diagnosis to care tor the patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
3. Identify the method of transmission.
4. Differentiate among the stages of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
5. Explain appropriate nursing interventions and management of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patient.
Directions: Circle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.
1. Which of the following is a true statement concerning Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)?
A. It affects one in 10,000 individuals annually.
B. It is a viral disease affecting men and women equally.
C. It has an onset over the age of 80.
D. It has a slow progression of 3 to 4 years duration.
2. The onset of symptoms, as cited in the work of Masters, et al, has been found to be associated with:
A. blood transfusions.
B. lumbar puncture.
C. ocular surgery.
D. an allergic reaction.
3. The only known method of transmission of CJD between humans is:
A. respiratory secretions.
B. blood transfusion.
C. sexual intercourse.
D. percutaneous contact.
4. According to the author, all of the following answers are suggested nursing diagnoses for the CJD patient except:
A. alteration in skin integrity.
B. potential for injury.
C. ineffective airway clearance.
D. knowledge deficit.
5. Which one of the following answers would be considered an unlikely risk for developing CJD?
A. Kidney transplant recipient.
B. Sheep worker.
C. Jewish immigrant to Israel.
D. Individual with familial history.
6. The final diagnosis of GD is made during autopsy. Which one of the following findings would be inaccurate?
A. Spongiform changes in the deeper cortical layers.
B. Amyloid plaques in higher numbers than in Alzheimer's disease.
C. Cerebral atrophy.
D. Neuronal loss of the cortex, especially in the parietal and occipital lobes.
7. Of the following nursing interventions, which one would be of highest priority when caring for a patient with CJD?
A. Provide adequate fluids.
B. Perform active and passive range of motion.
C. Maintain isolation precautions.
D. Protect patient from injury and falls.
8. Of the following theories, which one would not apply to GD?
A. Autoimmune theory.
B. Self-replicating host protein.
C. Infecting nucleic acid.
D. Nucleating agent of protein crystallization.
9. The death of CJD patients is generally caused by all of the following factors except:
A. epileptic seizures.
D. coronary occlusion.
10. Which one of the following answers would not be considered a symptom of the first stage of CJD?
A. Epileptic seizures.
D. Spastic paralysis.