Continuing Education Test #176 Based on Long-Term Living July/August 2012
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- Each test is approved for 1.75 CE Credits for nursing home administrators and 1.75 contact hours for nurses. Any questions concerning the online portion of the test should be directed to email@example.com.
- The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is certified sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). This course has been approved for 1.75 clock hours and 1.75 participant hours. State licensure boards have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.
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1. Merritt (“Opportunities for Enhancement”) notes that a Texas Department of Health and Services survey indicates three ways that CNA turnover rates could be reduced:
a. Wages and benefits, the work environment and employee recognition
b. Wages and benefits, employee recognition and access to transportation
c. Wages and benefits, access to transportation, daycare services
d. Wages and benefits, employee recognition and access to meals at reduced cost
2. What two factors influence whether a facility is to be homelike or have a contemporary resort look as noted by Zusman in “Designing Bold First Impressions”?
a. Geography and finances
b. Finances and the environment
c. Demographics and the environment
d. Geography and demographics
3. Which of the following technological features are designers now incorporating into their chairs, as reported by Ragone (“Designing Bold First Impressions”)?
a. Television, iPod stations, USB ports
b. Cameras, television, USB ports
c. Charging station, television, speakers
d. USB ports, speakers, iPod stations
4. Thompson (“The Changing Face of Resident Care”) note that as the demand to care for higher-acuity patients rises, many LTC providers are raining nurses to provide:
a. Speech therapy
b. Enteral feeding
c. Infusion therapy
5. Thompson notes that the typical short-term rehab patient is younger than the traditional 86-year-old resident by:
a. 5 to 10 years
b. 10 to 15 years
c. 10 to 20 years
d. 15 to 20 years
6. Which facility aspects does the proficient use of data analytics help, as reported by Tabar in “Data Analytics: Marrying Compliance and Strategy”?
a. Financials, Safety/ Risk Management and Clinical Decision Support
b. Property Assessments, B2B relationships and Transitions of Care
c. Financials, Resident Intake, Transitions of Care and Clinical Decision Support
d. Property Assessment, Resident Intake and B2B Relationships
7. Kulus (MDS Monitor: "MDS 3.0: Processing the Flurry of Updates") notes that the preferred method for asking further questions about MDS coding and scheduling is to:
a. Contact CMS by email
b. Contact the RAI coordinator for your state
c. Contact CMS by phone
d. Contact your local LTC advocacy ombudsman
8. In which setting does CMS consider pressure ulcers “never events,” according to Steinberg (Care Management: “Pressure Ulcers: An Ongoing Problem”)?
a. Skilled nursing facilities
b. Acute-care hospitals
9. Gatty (“The Aftermath of the ACA: What a Complicated Mess!”) explains that Congress will deal with the cuts required by the Budget Control Act after:
a. the new Congress reconvenes in 2013.
b. federal budget approval
c. the November elections
c. the inauguration
10. Walsh (“Comprehensive COPD programs: The Growing Imperative”) indicates that new LTC admissions should be screened for COPD and its risk factors looking for which of the following indicators?
a. Chronic sputum production
b. Chronic depression
c. Stress incontinence