Appendix 3-B. Pre/Post-Test Questions and Answers for Module 3

Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules, Instructor Guide

Pre/Post-Test Questions

  1. All of the following are examples of good teamwork to prevent falls except:
    1. Every team member feels equal responsibility for improvement.
    2. A nurse coordinator, a back-up coordinator, and a falls team meet each week.
    3. The team members have the authority to complete appointed tasks.
    4. When you help your team member with a resident who is not assigned to you, leave your resident in a restraint until you get back.

  2. All of the following are common results of falls except:
    1. The resident is limited in his/her activities after a fall because of fear of another fall.
    2. Increased levels of care are required for fallers.
    3. The resident can't do as much after the fall.
    4. Cancellation of the nursing center's insurance policy.

  3. Risk assessments of residents for falls include all of the following except:
    1. Strength.
    2. Balance.
    3. Hearing.
    4. Medications.

  4. Which of the following is the best reason to have an individualized care plan?
    1. The team has to watch out for any environmental risks.
    2. Everything has to be documented.
    3. An individual's condition and treatment can directly impact his/her fall risk.
    4. The more the team thinks about care plans, the better they get at responding to falls.

  5. Environmental risk factors for falls include all of the following except:
    1. Having a resident's eyeglasses out of reach from the bed.
    2. Sharing wheelchairs among residents.
    3. Raised door thresholds.
    4. All of the above.

  6. How does falls management and response lower the likelihood of future falls?
    1. It requires assessment of new developments in a resident's condition.
    2. An assessment of the environment is done after each fall.
    3. The staff is educated on how to prevent falls.
    4. All of the above.

  7. Which of the following should be reported as a fall or near-fall?
    1. Finding a resident lying on the ground.
    2. A resident rolls off a mattress and the ground is 2 feet down.
    3. A resident stumbles and is caught by a nearby licensed nurse.
    4. All of the above.

Pre/Post-Test Questions with Answers

  1. All of the following are examples of good teamwork to prevent falls except:
    1. Every team member feels equal responsibility for improvement.
    2. A nurse coordinator, a back-up coordinator, and a falls team meet each week.
    3. The team members have the authority to complete appointed tasks.
    4. When you help your team member with resident who is not assigned to you, leave your resident in a restraint until you get back.

    Answer: d

  2. All of the following are common results of falls except:
    1. The resident is limited in his/her activities after a fall because of fear of another fall.
    2. Increased levels of care are required for fallers.
    3. The resident can't do as much after the fall.
    4. Cancellation of the nursing center's insurance policy.

    Answer: d

  3. Risk assessments of residents for falls include all of the following except:
    1. Strength.
    2. Balance.
    3. Hearing.
    4. Medications.

    Answer: c

  4. Which of the following is the best reason to have an individualized care plan?
    1. The team has to watch out for any environmental risks.
    2. Everything has to be documented.
    3. An individual's condition and treatment can directly impact his/her fall risk.
    4. The more the team thinks about care plans, the better they get at responding to falls.

    Answer: c

  5. Environmental risk factors for falls include all of the following except:
    1. Having a resident's eyeglasses out of reach from the bed.
    2. Sharing wheelchairs among residents.
    3. Raised door thresholds.
    4. All of the above.

    Answer: d

  6. How does falls management and response lower the likelihood of future falls?
    1. It requires assessment of new developments in a resident's condition.
    2. An assessment of the environment is done after each fall.
    3. The staff is educated on how to prevent falls.
    4. All of the above.

    Answer: d

  7. Which of the following should be reported as a fall or near-fall?
    1. Finding a resident lying on the ground.
    2. A resident rolls off a mattress and the ground is 2 feet down.
    3. A resident stumbles and is caught by a nearby licensed nurse.
    4. All of the above.

    Answer: d

Current as of June 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix 3-B. Pre/Post-Test Questions and Answers for Module 3: Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules, Instructor Guide. June 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/facilities/ptsafety/ltcgdmodap3b.html