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Exam-Prep Questions

  1. The Medication Aide is responsible to know the medical information of whom?

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    A.

    All residents at their place of employment

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    B.

    Residents he/she is assigned to

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    C.

    All residents on the unit or floor

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    D.

    Residents assigned to their supervising nurse

  2. Which of the following is the responsibility of the Medication Aide?

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    A.

    Giving the first dose of a newly ordered medication to the client

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    B.

    Converting medication dosage from milligrams to micrograms

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    C.

    Withholding a patient medication without reviewing it with the nurse first

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    D.

    Giving PRN medications ordered after checking with the resident’s nurse

  3. Which of the following is not a role limitation of an Medication Aide?

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    A.

    Observe the client’s need for, or response to, medications, including PRN medications

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    B.

    Make decisions that might include withholding medications

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    C.

    Report changes in client status regarding drug therapy to ensure client comfort and safet

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    D.

    Call the physician about client status or need for medication

  4. The nurse you are to work with for the upcoming shift informs you, the Medication Aide, that she will be late today and asks you begin to administer medications. With regard to this scenario, which of the following statements is correct?

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    A.

    Medications that are usual for the residents can be administered without the nurse present.

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    B.

    All medications can be administered without the nurse present.

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    C.

    No medications can be administered without supervision.

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    D.

    No PRN medications can be given without appropriate supervision.

  5. Maintaining competence refers to the

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    A.

    Knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to fulfill the role as an MA-C.

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    B.

    MA-C gaining greater knowledge to perform newer skills.

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    C.

    MA-C who does not have the necessary skills to do something successful.

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    D.

    Person who cannot perform the role of a Medication Aide due to mental deficiency.

  6. Verbal communication skills include speaking clearly and at a level residents can understand, avoiding medical jargon, and

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    A.

    Asking open-ended questions that discourages a yes/no response.

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    B.

    Using phrases to stop residents from sharing feelings.

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    C.

    Interrupting patients when they are taking too long to answer questions.

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    D.

    Using authoritative language to get the resident to follow directions.

  7. Unlawful personal violence toward a resident (for example, forcing residents to take medications despite their wishes) is the definition of what?

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    A.

    Abuse

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    B.

    Neglect

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    C.

    Assault

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    D.

    Battery

  8. Which of the following is a reason for an Medication Aide to suspect a resident may be a victim of physical abuse?

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    A.

    Skin tears on the forearm

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    B.

    Bruises in various stages of healing

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    C.

    Frequent crying or periods of sadness or withdrawal

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    D.

    Refusal of patient to see any visitors

  9. Sharing information with others about the resident that could damage the resident’s reputation is the definition of what?

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    A.

    Libel

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    B.

    Abuse

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    C.

    Neglect

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    D.

    Slander

  10. Which of the following is an example of an ethical dilemma?

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    A.

    Euthanasia

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    B.

    Slander

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    C.

    Abuse

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    D.

    Stealing

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