Online Test

End of Life II - Clinical Management - PT - 3 Hour


You will need to answer 11 questions correctly to pass the test.

1. More than 90% of the people who die from disease have a long period of illness with gradual deterioration. (p.3)

2. Patients who are too fatigued to move should have a "donut" cushion placed around areas that show signs of pressure induced cutaneous ischemia. (p.4)

3. Central cyanosis and oliguria are commonly seen in individuals close to death. (p.6)

4. Terminal delirium is _______. (p.7)

5. Changes in a dying patient's breathing pattern may be indicative of significant neurologic compromise. (p.9)

6. Approximately half of all people who are nearing death experience _______. (p.11)

7. Restlessness, agitation, moaning, and groaning are all signs that the patient is in considerable pain. (p.12)

8. Palliative care seeks to cure underlying disease as well as prevent, relieve, reduce, and soothe symptoms. (p.16)

9. All levels of hospice care must include which of the following core services? (p.20)

10. Which of the following is NOT one of the proposed definitions of medical futility? (p.21)

11. Value conflicts between the patient/family/surrogate and the health care team are typically focused on goals and/or benefits. (p.24)

12. There is strong evidence that _______ improves energy levels and prolongs survival in patients with end-stage disease. (p.27-29)

13. Resuscitation includes all interventions that provide cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic support necessary to maintain and sustain the life of a dying patient. (p.32)

14. A terminally ill patient is given opioid medication to alleviate severe pain. The unintended consequence of this action may be the shortening of the patient's life. This is an example of _______. (p.34)

15. Which of the following is TRUE? (p.35)

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