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Sepsis


1. What is Sepsis?

2. All of the following are signs of sepsis EXCEPT:

3. Which of the following is NOT likely to be a complication after surviving sepsis?

4. Use the Home Health Sepsis Screening tool to assist in answering the following questions:


Scenario:  A 65-year-old male admitted for diabetic teaching due to being new on insulin. Has a history of pneumonia and coronary heart disease. The patient has a supportive wife in the home. Upon assessment the nurse finds a reddened area to the lower right leg. The patient has a Temp 99.6, Pulse 100, Resp 22, SPO2 98% and BP 120/68. The patient has no complaints of pain, GI or GU issues. 

5. Based on your response to question 4, what would be the appropriate follow up?

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6. An 88-year-old female admitted with new onset of CHF. The patient has a baseline mentation of being alert and oriented. The patient is currently being treated for a UTI.  The nurse has been performing CHF teaching with the patient over the last few visits. The patient has followed up with all the nurse has instructed her to do such as monitoring her daily weights. At today’s visit the nurse’s assessment is as follows: Temp 98.6, pulse 76, resp 18, SPO2 98% and BP 134/78. Bilateral lungs sounds clear and she does not appear to be in any type of discomfort.

7. Based on your response to question 6, what would be the appropriate follow up?

Preventing Workplace Injuries


8. Which of the following is an example of a strategy to prevent slips, trips, and falls?

9. You are visiting a patient who is chair bound and positioned in a recliner.  You are about to perform wound care to the foot.  Which of the following activities demonstrates safe body mechanics?

10. You are running behind in your schedule and are rushing to finish your patient visits for the day.  You have gathered supplies and your nursing bag and are headed towards the front door when you hear your cell phone ring.  What is the safest response to avoid possible injury in this situation?

ADL OASIS ITEMS


11. Which of the following is the BEST method of obtaining assessment data for accurate coding?

12. Watch the following video scenarios and use the Quick Reference Cared to assist in answering the following questions:



Scenario: In this scenario, the patient has just returned home after a hospitalization for a knee replacement.



Based on the scenario in the video, what would be the correct SOC coding response to GG0170 D and M1850?


Scenario:


In this scenario, assess the patient’s ability to ambulate.



13. What is the correct response to M1860?



14. What is the correct response to GG170 M?



Scenario:


In this scenario, the patient needed some assistance by her husband prior to the visit to put on her t-shirt and leggings due to significant shoulder pain. 




15. What is the correct response to GG0130F and M1810?



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