HOME HEALTH AIDE COMPETENCY TEST 3
Mr. Stone is 76 years old, he needs help with bathing, and he has a Foley catheter in place. He has great difficulty walking and uses a wheelchair. He is on a lawsalt diet. Mr. Stone’s Foley catheter is attached to a drainage bag. The drainage bag should always be kept:
.Mrs. Amos has not had a bowel movement for three days. She has always given herself an enema if she does not have a bowel movement for that long a time. Mrs. Amos asks the home health aide to give her an enema. What should the aide do?
The home health aide encourages Mrs. Amos to assist with meal planning, to choose the clothing she is to wear, and in general to plan her daily schedule. Why is this a good approach?
A home health aide is assigned to a family in which the mother; Mrs. Roth, has recently been discharged from a mental health unit. It is essential for the aide to notify the agency supervisor if Mrs. Roth makes which of these comments?
Physical therapy is started for a client. Which of these statements about range of motion exercises is true?
The next 7 questions are about Mrs. Amos. A home health aide is assigned to assist in taking care of Mrs. Amos, an 87yearold woman who is a widow and lives alone. Mrs. Amos needs help with bathing, dressing, making meals, and cleaning her apartment. Mrs. Amos says, “I hate not being able to take care of myself.” To show Mrs. Amos that the home health aide understands her feelings, what should the aide say?
Which of the following does not encourage clear and effective communication with Mrs. Amos?
Mr. Stone is 76 years old, he needs help with bathing, and he has a Foley catheter in place. He has great difficulty walking and uses a wheelchair. He is on a law-salt diet. When helping Mr. Stone from the bed to the wheelchair, which of these actions is essential?
A client has had a stroke and has a rightsidedweakness. The client can walk with a little assistance. It is best for the home health aide to assist the client by walking in which of these positions?
Mr. Stone is 76 years old, he needs help with bathing, and he has a Foley catheter in place. He has great difficulty walking and uses a wheelchair. He is on a law-salt diet. The home health aide is to give Mr. Stone a bed bath. To be sure the water is not too hot what should you, the aide, do?
The home health aide is taking care of a terminally ill client who is unconscious. Which of these measures should the aide take?
Mrs. Rand, who has diabetes and takes insulin regularly, tells the home health aide that she feels very nervous and jittery. What should the aide do immediately?
Mr. Nelson is to use a rigid walker (walker that does not have wheels) when he walks. When he uses the walker, the home health aide should be sure that Mr. Nelson:
It is Mrs. Amos’s usual time for lunch, but she says she is not hungry yet. This is the first time that Mrs. Amos has made this type of statement. What should the home health aide do?
For which of these emergencies is knowledge of pressure points essential?
Before trying first aid measures for a client who is choking on food or some other object stuck in the airway, what should the home health aide find out?
When the basic psychological and physical needs of a person such as Mrs. Amos are met, that person will feel:
Mrs. Amos wears dentures. Which statement is not part of routine denture care?
A client suddenly complains of intense, squeezing pain in the chest that goes down the arm. The client is sweating profusely. The home health aide should:
If a client stops breathing, what should be done first?
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