Exit Application Process Employment Application CNA First Name Last Name Email What position are you applying for? 1. Patients sometimes express religious beliefs with which the home health aide does not agree. In dealing with these situations, which of these understandings should use the aide use as a guide?* Patients have a right to their own beliefs, which should be respected. Patients should be told not to discuss their beliefs with the aides. Aides should explain their beliefs to patients. Aides should pretend to have the same beliefs that patients have. 2. Mrs. Wayne, a home health aide, leaves the home of Mr. Davis, a terminally ill patient. A neighbor stops her and says, “Mr. Davis is very sick isn’t he? I hear he is near death.” What is it best for Mrs. Wayne to say?* “Yes, Mr. Davis is very ill.” “How do you know Mr. Davis is so sick?” “I’m sorry, I can’t discuss Mr. Davis.” “Mr. Davis is doing as well as can be expected.” 3. A patient accuses a home health aide of stealing five dollars. The aide has not taken the patient’s money, but the patient does not believe this. What should the aide do?* Ask the other aides who care for the patient if they took the five dollars. Ask the patient why the aide is being accused. Offer to give the patient five dollars. Notify the agency supervisor. 4. One morning shortly after the home health aide arrives, Mr. Walsh says, “I have had cramping pains in the calf of my right leg for the last two hours.” In addition to reporting this complaint to the agency supervisor, what is the best way for the aide to write this on the chart?* “Complains of pain.” “Right leg hurts.” “States he has had cramping pains in the calf of his right leg for 2 hours.” “Says he has leg cramps.” 5. What is the chief reason for covering your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing?* To prevent the escape of bad odors. To prevent the spread of germs. To avoid injury to the lining of the nose and mouth. To avoid getting clothing dirty. 6. Which of these statements describe good body mechanics?* Carry heavy objects as far away from the body as possible. Bend the knees when lifting an object off the floor, Bend over at the waist when lifting an object from the floor. Lift rather than push a heavy object. 7. If a home health aide has bad breath or body odors, who is LEAST likely to be aware of it?* The patient. The patient’s visitors. The nurse. The aide. 8. Which of these substances should be used to put out a fire in a pan of bacon fat?* Sugar. Vinegar. Baking soda. Water. 9. Milk is a good source of calcium. Which of these foods is also high in calcium?* Cheese. Bananas. Orange juice. Raisins. 10. When patients do not have enough fluids, they may develop which of these problems?* Diarrhea. Swelling. Constipation. Dandruff. 11. When a patient’s respirations are being counted, it is best if the patient…* Is unaware of the counting. Sits up straight. Tries to breathe evenly during the counting. Breathes as deeply as possible. 12. Why is it so important that a patient have good mouth care?* Bacteria in the mouth can cause tooth decay and gum infections. The saliva in the mouth is the source of stomach juices. Poor oral hygiene causes more saliva to be made. Poor oral hygiene interferes with the sense of smell. 13. The home health aide is helping Mrs. Elden with her bed bath. Mrs. Elden prefers to wash her genital and rectal areas herself. Which of these measures should the aide take?* Have Mrs. Elden use cold water only in washing her genitals. Have Mrs. Elden use no soap when washing her rectal area. Remind Mrs. Elden to wash from the vaginal area toward the rectal area. Remind Mrs. Elden not to wash in between the labia of her genitals. 14. When caring for a patient who is on bed rest, what should the aide do to prevent bedsores?* Keep the top sheets well tucked in. Keep the bottom sheet free of wrinkles. Use only sheets that are 100% cotton on the patient’s bed. Use only woolen blankets to cover the patient. 15. A patient who has been on bed rest is about to get up in a chair. The home health aide helps the patient to sit on the edge of the bed. The patient says, “I am dizzy”. What should the aide do?* Rub the patient’s feet. Help the patient to a standing position and see if the dizziness goes away. Put a cool compress on the patient’s head. Support the patient in sitting position and wait a minute or so to see if the dizziness goes away. 16. The main reason for NOT wearing garters to hold up stockings is that such garters can…* Irritate the skin. Cause foot fatigue. Interfere with circulation. Prevent the evaporation of perspiration. 17. The telephone numbers of all the following are important to a patient. Which number must the home health aide have next to the telephone?* The patient’s clergyman. The drugstore. The emergency medical squad. The next door neighbor.