Journal of Gerontological Nursing

CEU QUIZ

Abstract

HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BY REAPING 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 "Geriatric Falls: Prevention Strategies for the Staff' on pages 26-32, 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 compieteci form with your check or money oraer 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 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 "Geriatric Falls: Prevention Strategies for the Staff' in this issue, the participant will be able to:

1. Define the term "fall."

2. Identify intrinsic factors that increase the risk of falls.

3. Identify extrinsic factors that increase the risk for falls.

4. Describe the "Falls Prevention Protocol."

5. Describe the implications for implementing such a protocol to prevent falls.

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

1 . The authors define a "fall" as:

A. a loss of power in a downward direction.

B. an uncontrolled occurrence in which the person comes to rest on the floor.

C. a dropping of a person for a distance of more than six inches.

D. to descend through the force of gravity.

2. In hospitals, the percentage of reported incidents due to falls is:

A. 30%.

B. 50%.

C. 75%.

D. 90%.

3. Which of the following is an intrinsic factor that increases the risk of falling?

A. Diabetes.

B. Gender.

C. Shiny floors.

D. Urinary dysfunction.

4. Which one of the following is an extrinsic factor that increases the risk of falling?

A. Diabetes.

B. Gender.

C. Shiny floors.

D. Urinary dysfunction.

5. Falls occur most frequently in the:

A. bathroom.

B. cafeteria.

C. lounge.

D. hallway.

6. The type of nursing functions described by the authors in the "Falls Prevention Protocol" is:

A. dependent.

B. independent.

C. interdependent.

D. collaborative.

7. A large degree of the success of the "Falls Prevention Protocol" is attributed to nursing interventions that are:

A. active.

B. inactive.

C. proactive.

D. reactive.

8. The segment of the Protocol particularly directed toward the staff and allied personnel is the:

A. awareness campaign.

B. assessment.

C. documentation.

D. reportable conditions.

9. In this Protocol, changes in which of the following areas would be considereaa "reportable condition"?

A.…

HOW TO OBTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS BY REAPING 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 "Geriatric Falls: Prevention Strategies for the Staff' on pages 26-32, 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 compieteci form with your check or money oraer 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 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 "Geriatric Falls: Prevention Strategies for the Staff' in this issue, the participant will be able to:

1. Define the term "fall."

2. Identify intrinsic factors that increase the risk of falls.

3. Identify extrinsic factors that increase the risk for falls.

4. Describe the "Falls Prevention Protocol."

5. Describe the implications for implementing such a protocol to prevent falls.

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

1 . The authors define a "fall" as:

A. a loss of power in a downward direction.

B. an uncontrolled occurrence in which the person comes to rest on the floor.

C. a dropping of a person for a distance of more than six inches.

D. to descend through the force of gravity.

2. In hospitals, the percentage of reported incidents due to falls is:

A. 30%.

B. 50%.

C. 75%.

D. 90%.

3. Which of the following is an intrinsic factor that increases the risk of falling?

A. Diabetes.

B. Gender.

C. Shiny floors.

D. Urinary dysfunction.

4. Which one of the following is an extrinsic factor that increases the risk of falling?

A. Diabetes.

B. Gender.

C. Shiny floors.

D. Urinary dysfunction.

5. Falls occur most frequently in the:

A. bathroom.

B. cafeteria.

C. lounge.

D. hallway.

6. The type of nursing functions described by the authors in the "Falls Prevention Protocol" is:

A. dependent.

B. independent.

C. interdependent.

D. collaborative.

7. A large degree of the success of the "Falls Prevention Protocol" is attributed to nursing interventions that are:

A. active.

B. inactive.

C. proactive.

D. reactive.

8. The segment of the Protocol particularly directed toward the staff and allied personnel is the:

A. awareness campaign.

B. assessment.

C. documentation.

D. reportable conditions.

9. In this Protocol, changes in which of the following areas would be considereaa "reportable condition"?

A. Dietary needs.

B. Activity levels.

C. Diagnosis.

D. Sensory condition.

10. Implications for using a specified protocol for the prevention of falls include:

A. decreased autonomy.

B. decreased use of restraints.

C. increased length of stay.

D. increased costs of care.

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