Continuing Education Test #177 Based on Long-Term Living September 2012
How to Use the ACHCA Continuing Education Test
- Reviewing the test, below, is strongly encouraged.
- Click hereto register, pay, and take the post-test online. You will receive your certificate of completion immediately.
- 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.
- The American College of Health Care Administrators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
1. In “Seniors Housing: Developmental and Operational Strategies for a Successful Transition Amid a Changing Consumerism,” Frederick notes that one key factor in the housing choices of today’s seniors is:
a. Concerns about the weather
b. Concerns about corporate consolidation
c. Concerns about affordability and value
d. Concerns about the nursing shortage’s impact on long-term care
2. In “Seniors Housing: Developmental and Operational Strategies for a Successful Transition Amid a Changing Consumerism,” Frederick suggests the following as a strategy for successful developers:
a. Facility design should include hospice care onsite
b. Facility design should be changed every few years to keep it fresh
c. Facility design should include no more than 20 rooms per floor
d. Facility design should be in tune with the operating philosophy
3. According to McMahon (“Slicing and Dicing Business Risk”), which of the following is a business risk of capital?
a. The nursing staff forms a union
b. The business acquires a bad reputation
c. The business has to replace its durable goods supplier
d. The business has to replace its CFO
4. McMahon (“Slicing and Dicing Business Risk”) points out that one disadvantage of the owner/operator lease agreement model is:
a. The lessee is in charge of keeping the building up to code
b. The lessee has to provide 20% of the capital
c. The owner has to pay more taxes than not having a lessee
d. The owner has no long-term business commitment from the lessee
5. At Ohio’s St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community (OPTIMA Award: “The Power of Engagement”), one of the reasons why the facility implemented the Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy program was:
a. To keep the residents with Alzheimer’s engaged in the activities of the other units
b. To research more effective antipsychotic drug treatments
c. To reduce falls in the Alzheimer’s unit
d. To reduce staff FTEs in the Alzheimer’s unit
6. Ohio’s St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community (OPTIMA Award: “The Power of Engagement”) has a memory care unit that includes music, puzzles and:
a. Resident-specific furniture
b. A daily regimen of low-dose antipsychotics
c. A memory prop box
d. A dementia-certified nurse for every two residents
7. According to Kulus (“Medicare Coverage Decisions and Audit Risks”), auditors often deny payment for tube feeding of residents because:
a. daily services were documented inadequately.
b. only 50% of daily calories were administered via feeding tube.
c. a feeding tube was used for 90 days instead of 100.
d. CMS no longer considers tube feedings to be a “skilled service.”
8. In the article, “Environmental Services’ Role in Infection Control,” Dolan notes that the first order of business when planning housekeeping/maintenance efforts is to:
a. meet with administration to establish a cleaning schedule.
b. update and upgrade equipment.
c. meet with director of nursing to learn about resident sensitivities/conditions.
d. schedule Environmental Services’ activities to minimize disruption.