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Personal Care Aid Competency Questionniare
Personal Care Aide Competency Test for
The CERTIFIED PERSONAL CARE AIDE APPLICANT
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1. A Home Care Worker may be expected to:
Assist with care of the teeth and mouth of the patient
Feed the patient's family
Change bandages on open bed sores
Wax the floor
2. Good communication with a patient includes:
Ignoring the patient when you are busy
Explaining to the patient what you are going to do
Scolding the patient if the patient interrupts you
Yelling at the patient if the patient does not hear you
3. You can help a patient trust you by being honest in handling money when you shop.
4. As people get older they are most likely to:
Have good eyesight
Get plenty of exercise
Have good appetite
5. A patient who has had a stroke may have trouble remembering.
6. Most toddlers want to put everything in their mouths.
7. You have been working with Mr. Brown for several weeks. He has suddenly stopped talking to you and has lost interest in eating. You should:
Scold him for being unsociable
Leave him alone until he feels like talking and eating
Assume that he wants attention
Call your supervisor
8. Some people cope with stress by blocking out unpleasant situations or thoughts.
9. A severely developmentally disabled adult:
May behave like a child
Will behave normally
Should be isolated from the rest of the family
Should be institutionalized
10. A Home Care Worker assigned to a physically disabled person would be expected to:
Do many of the same things they would do for any patient
Only take care of the disability
Spend a lot of time talking to the person
Keep visitors away
11. A good source of calcium is:
12. In preparing food for a person on a soft diet you could serve:
A green salad
A poached egg
A pork chop
A bran muffin
13. Mrs. Talbot is 88 years old. She has high blood pressure and is on a low salt diet. Of the menus listed below, select the best one for her.
TV dinner containing meat loaf, mashed potatoes, carrots and peas, applesauce and tea
Ham, mashed potatoes, canned green beans,green salad, milk
Baked fish, baked potato, steamed carrots, milk, canned peaches
Tuna fish casserole, canned corn, green salad, apple juice
14. Most people need to eat more foods that are high in fiber such as whole grain cereals.
15. To preserve vitamins when cooking vegetables, cover with water and cook without a lid on high heat.
16. A Home Care Worker who shops for a patient should give the change and receipts for the purchases to the patient as soon as the worker returns home.
17. Fresh fruits such as strawberries are cheaper when they are in season.
18. The best way to prevent serious accidents and falls in the kitchen is to:
Wipe up spills and grease immediately
Suggest that the patient install carpeting in the kitchen
Refuse to allow the patient in the kitchen
Make a daily cleaning schedule
19. Your patient grabs at her chest and falls to the floor unconscious. You should:
Get her into bed so she can rest
Give her a drink of water
Call 911 immediately
Ask her what is wrong
20. When assisting a patient to transfer from bed to chair you should:
Bend over from the waist and lift the patient up to a standing position
Bend your knees and ease the patient gradually from the bed to the chair
Carry your patient from the bed to the chair
Ask the patient to stand while you bring a chair behind him, them push him into it
21. A good way to prevent the spread of disease is to:
Wash your uniform regularly once a month
Thoroughly shake out anything that has fallen on the floor
Wash your hands before and after personal contact with the patient
Ignore hand washing and wear gloves
22. Which of the following food must be measured when an input record is ordered:
23. When helping a patient transfer from a bed to a wheelchair, which of these actions is essential?
Place the foot supports of the wheelchair so he/she can step up on them
Have a blanket draped in the wheelchair
Have the brakes on the wheelchair in a locked position
Place a pillow on the seat of the wheelchair
24. When using a hydraulic lift, you should:
Raise your patient as high as possible before moving him/her
Check the valves before you start lifting
Never tell your patient what you are doing
Close the legs of the lift to avoid accidents
25. In helping the patient to walk, you should encourage the patient to wear sturdy shoes.