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. Licensed practical nurses who pass the post-test can petition their state LPN board for acceptance of the CE credits. To obtain continuing education unit credit:
1. Read the article "Maintaining Ambulation in the Frail Nursing Home Resident: A Nursing Administered Walking Program" on pages 18-24, 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 provide.
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 Unite: The Universtfy 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 the 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 studying the article "Maintaining Ambulation in the Frail Nursing Home Resident: A Nursing Administered Walking Program" in this issue, the participant will:
1. Identify the factors most likely to contribute to a decrease in the ability to ambulate among frail nursing home residents.
2. Describe those components that contribute to a successful walking program.
3. Identify those residents who can most benefit from regular assisted ambulation.
4. List assessment measures for cognitive and functional evaluation of the outcomes of o walking program.
5. Discuss the role of the nursing staff in implementing a routine ambulation program for the frail nursing home resident.
Directions: Circle the letter of fhe best answer on fhe registration form provided.
1. After admission to a nursing home, which of the following is most likely to contribute to a decrease in the ability to ambulate?
A. Turnover of nursing assistants.
B. A restriction on the resident's activity level.
C. Lack of routinely ambulating the residents.
D. A decrease in physical therapists.
2. Which member of the nursing home staff was held accountable for walking the residents?
A. Nurse manager.
B. Nursing assistant.
C. Activity director.
D.Gerontological clinical nurse specialist.
3. Which of the following is considered true about the walking program?
A. It worked best by making it an additional task of daily care.
B. It was designed to help residents who walked independently increase their distance.
C. It worked best by becoming a regular part of the day's activities.
D. It was limited to those residents with no fall history.
4. The success of the initial program was aided by;
A. Repairing assistive devices.
B. Allowing the family to walk the resident.
C. Hiring a "walking aide".
D. Education of the staff.
5. Which percentage of time was established as the ambulation goal for each resident during a one-month period?:
6. The mean age of the residents in the evaluation study was:
A. 90.5 years.
B. 85.7 years.
C. 87.6 years.
D. 89.4 years.
7. Cognitive functioning was measured along all of the following dimensions except
B. Recent memory.
8. Performance of Activities of Daily Living was measured by the:
A. Katz index of ADL scale.
B. Physical Self-Maintenance Scale.
C. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale.
D. The Barthel Self Care Rating Scale.
9. The data from the evaluation study revealed that improvement was accompanied by a(n):
A. Decrease in rate of urinary incontinence.
B. Increase in number of nursing assistants.
C. Decrease in the proportion or residents falling.
D. Increase in the proportion of residents falling.
10. Residents of nursing homes who can most benefit from regular assisted ambulation include all of the following except
A. Residents who are able to walk independently.
B. Residents who have a history of falls.
C. Residents recently discharged from physical therapy.
D. Residents who have had a recent acute illness.