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 "Establishing Partnerships With Family Caregivers: Local and Cosmopolitan Knowledge" on pages 2935, 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 60 days of receipt of your completed test. A score of 70% or above will comprise a passing grade. A certifícate 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 "Establishing Partnerships With Family Caregivers: local and Cosmopolitan Knowledge" in this issue, the participant will be able to:
1. Differentiate between local and cosmopolitan knowledge as it applies to care of the older adult.
2. Select interventions that support the caregiver by reaffirming local knowledge.
3. Identify methods to enhance caregivers focal knowledge.
4. Recognize techniques to assist caregivers to apply local knowledge in problem solving.
5. Apply cosmopolitan knowledge with local knowledge to enhance family caregiving.
Directions: Circle the letter of the best answer on the registration form provided.
1. The terms "local knowledge" and "cosmopolitan knowledge" are derived from which one of these disciplines?
2. Which one of the following statements is true regarding local and cosmopolitan knowledge?
A. Cosmopolitan knowledge is more exact.
B. Local knowledge is based on research findings.
C. The two types of knowledge are incompatible.
D. Local knowledge is needed to individualize care.
3. According to the article, how do caregivers report learning about meeting emotional needs and avoiding stress?
A. Written resources.
B. Formal education programs.
C. Visiting nurses.
D. Trial and error.
4. Why do caregivers benefit from affirmation of local knowledge?
A. It presents new information.
B. It corrects misconceptions.
C. Caregivers may be insecure about their knowledge.
D. Caregivers lack understanding of the patient.
5. Which one of the following methods could be used to enhance local knowledge?
A. Explain the effects of illness on the patient.
B. Present theories related to the disease.
C. Acknowledge the caregiver's unique position to the patient.
D. Provide equipment to assist in care.
6. Each of the following answers may be part of a wellplanned program; which one of the following emphasizes enhancing inadequate local knowledge?
A. The nurse using standardized care pians.
B. The nurse giving the patient caregivers brochures.
C. The nurse observing the caregivers working with the patient.
D. The nurse referring caregivers to support groups.
7. How does the nurse assist the caregiver to use local knowledge?
A. Explains how suggestions follow from caregiving observations.
B. Guides caregiver observations.
C. Demonstrates accepted practice methods.
D. Plans for others to provide relief from responsibilities.
8. Which one of the following answers is an example of the caregiver using local knowledge in problem solving?
A. Caregiver swaddles the patient because he or she believes the patient feels insecure.
B. Caregiver calls nurse because patient has a cough.
C. Caregiver urges mother to ambulate faster.
D. Caregiver recognizes he or she was frustrated with patient irritability.
9. Blending of local and cosmopolitan knowledge occurs when:
A. caregivers express satisfaction with care delivery.
B. general knowledge is used to manage individual behavior.
C. local knowledge is used to develop theories of practice.
D. caregivers modify regimens to conform to guidelines.
10. Which one of the following terms describes the relationship between caregivers and professionals using this framework?