HOME HEALTH AIDE COMPETENCY TEST 2
When taking a client’s temperature by mouth (orally), which of the following temperature readings should be reported to the nursing supervisor?
The home health aide is helping Mrs. Elden with her bed bath. Mrs. Elden prefers to wash her genital and rectal areas herself. Which of these measures should the aide take?
Pressure ulcers are most likely to develop
When working with persons who are disabled, the general goal of care is to:
The ability to make observations is even more important when working with infants and young children than it is when working with adults. The chief reason for this is that infants and young children:
In giving foot care to a client who has diabetes, the home health aide should NOT take which of these actions?
Any change in the condition of a client’s skin should be
In communicating with a client who is hard of hearing, the aide should
A client’s circulation is generally improved when the client’s:
In which of these cases may cold applications cause injury to a client?
Why is it important that a client have good mouth care?
The telephone numbers of all of the following are importantto a client. Which number must the home health aide have next to the telephone?
Why is the thumb NOT used for taking a client’s pulse?
Which temperature is considered MOST accurate?
Which of these statements about the elderly is true?
A client who has been on bed rest is too weak to get up in a chair. The home health aide helps the client to sit on the edge of the bed. The client says, “I am dizzy.” What should the aide do?
When caring for a client who is on bed rest; what should the aide do to prevent bedsores?
If a client is to have a fluid intake record kept, the right time to record the client’s fluids is:
An elderly male client occasionally wets his trousers. What should the home health aide do?
A client’s prescription for heart pills has recently been changed. The home health aide should notify the agency supervisor immediately if the client makes which of these comments?
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