A nurse is considering working in a hospice setting. The nurse should understand that the primary function of the nurse in a hospice setting is which of the following?
A. Performing ongoing assessments
B. Acting as a case manager
C. Assisting in finding client resources
D. Providing client care in a home setting
Acting as a case manager
Which fact should take priority when projecting future care for the frail elderly, people over age 85?
A. Ninety-five percent will live in their own homes.
B. They want to feel part of the community.
C. They are the fastest-growing population in the United States.
D. They want to feel productive.
Ninety-five percent will live in their own homes.
Which statement regarding the women's movement is most accurate?
A. It has been instrumental in changing health care practices.
B. It has directed research examining women equally to men in health issues.
C. It has decreased the emphasis on psychosocial aspects of women's health.
D. It has increased the focus on reproductive aspects of health.
It has been instrumental in changing health care practices.
As demographic changes take place in North America, what are agencies doing to try to meet the challenges of these changes?
A. They are implementing managed care programs.
B.Increased access to health care is a priority for the homeless and poor.
C. They have a greater emphasis on the childcare needs of their employees.
C. Agencies are employing bilingual nurses.
Agencies are employing bilingual nurses.
Which medical condition would best be suited to the use of a nursing critical pathway?
A. Foreign object in ear
B. Fever of unknown origin
C. Hip replacement surgery
D. Viral infection acquired in a foreign country
Hip replacement surgery
What type of unit would the nurse be working on if the unit were self-contained, with multiskilled workers?
A. Case-managed unit
B. Differentiated-practice unit
C. Functional-method unit
D. Patient-focused unit
Patient focused unit
Which statement best describes the federal Medicaid program?
A. It is public assistance paid for out of general taxes.
B. It is divided into two parts.
C.It now includes "catastrophic care" coverage.
D.The client pays a deductible for services rendered.
It is public assistance paid for out of general taxes.
Which would be an example of tertiary health care?
A. Promoting worker safety
B. Care of the dying
D. Acute care
Care of the dying
What governs payment under the prospective payment system?
A. The record of admission
B. The record of treatment
C. A fixed payment without change for major occurrences
D.The length of the client's stay in the hospital
The record of admission
A client belongs to a health maintenance organization. Which statement by the client indicates a misunderstanding about this system?
A. "I will have more than one health care provider."
B. "I will pay for each individual part of my care."
C. "I will share in any surplus money in the HMO at the end of the year."
D. "I will pay a set fee for services."
"I will pay a set fee for services."
A nurse working in an urban clinic has noticed an increase in tuberculosis among the clients. The nurse knows:
A. Low income is inversely related to a higher infectious disease rates.
B. There must be an epidemic
C. The problem will not resolve itself since the poor do not have access to treatment.
D.The poor wait until the last minute for treatment.
Low income is inversely related to a higher infectious disease rates.
The nurse plans for the discharge of an elderly client with angina associate with coronary artery disease. The client discloses that they live on the fifth floor of an apartment complex that does not have an elevator. The nurse decides to contact which member of the health care team?
A. Physician's assistant
A teenage client confides in the nurse that they are having suicidal thoughts. The nurse quickly refers the teenager to: A. Hospice Service
B. Rehabilitation Centers
C. Family Counseling
D. Crisis Center
A client has had a total hip replacement and is ready to leave the hospital. The next logical step for the client would be discharge to:
A. Rehabilitation setting
B. Home care
C. Nursing home
D. Assistive living center
A client of Asian descent was admitted to the hospital with a fever and rash. When questioning the client about his medical history, the nurse knows to ask questions about:
A. Dental habits
B. Herbal or alternative therapies used
C. Type of health insurance
D. Vacation plans