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 "Patient Assessment: Infection in the Elderly" on pages 5-11, 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 $1 2 made out to University of Maryland Foundation. Quizzes are accepted up to 1 2 months from date of issue.
Continuing Education Units: The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing 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 00 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.
CONTAQ HOUR UNITS RECEIVED FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE POST-TEST MAY BE USED FOR CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION CREDIT
Objectives: After reading the article "Patient Assessment: Infection in the Elderly" in this issue, the participant will be able to:
1 . Identify the immunological changes in aging that predispose infection development.
2. Describe changes to at least three major body systems that predispose the development of infection among the elderly.
3. Describe the three types of pneumonias that are noted with the elderly.
4. Identify the potential cause of urinary tract infections among the elderly.
5. Identify preventative measures that take on primary importance with the elderly.
Directions: Circle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.
1 . The decreased immune competence in the older adult is due to:
A. increased humoral immunity.
B. altered T lymphocytic function.
C. cell-mediated immunity rising.
D. decreased auto-antibodies.
2. Which of the following physiologic changes to the skin integrity increases the risk of skin infections among the elderly?
A. Increased vascularity of the dermal tissue.
B. Toughening of the skin.
C. Thinning or the epidermis.
D. Decreased skin secretions.
3. As a cause of death among the elderly, pneumonia ranks:
4. Among the common bacterial causes of pneumonias seen in community dwelling elderly is:
A. Haemophilus influenza.
B. Staphylococcus aureus.
C. Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
D. Escherichia coli.
5. Chronic aspiration is associated with the development of:
A. viral pneumonia.
B. gram-negative pneumonia.
C. gram-positive pneumonia.
D. combination pneumonia.
6. Asymptomatic bacteriuria occurs in which percentage of women over the age of 65?
7. Atypical presentation of an upper urinary tract infection in trie elderly includes:
A. lack of abdominal pain.
D. absence of fever.
8. The most common bacteria involved in urinary tract infections is:
A. Escherichia coli.
9. Bacteria counts on cultures and sensitivities cannot be used as the only indicator of urinary tract infection in older adults witn catheters because:
A. bacteriuria is always absent.
B. pyuria is always absent.
C. decreased serum albumin is always present.
D. bacteriuria is always present.
10. While influenza vaccination is encouraged on a yearly basis, pneumococcal vaccination is encouragea to be administered:
C. only once.