May 2017 Working On An Interdisciplinary Team Learning objectives: Describe the difference between a sign and a symptom List three signs that require an immediate report to the nurse List nonverbal signs of pain Caregiver Training Quiz May 2017 - Observation And Reporting Your First & Last Name * Your Email Address * 1. An example of an objective observation is that the resident _______. * a. has a pulse of 98 at rest b. says her pulse is racing c. complains of chest pain d. says she is not hungry 2. When you ask Mr. Cohen if he wants to exercise, he says, "Get out of here. I don’t want any help." How would you document this? * a. "Mr. Cohen is angry at me today." b. "Mr. Cohen will not cooperate." c. "Mr. Cohen told me to leave his home." d. "Mr. Cohen does not like me." 3. Something that can be seen, touched, smelled, or heard is a _______. * a. symptom b. sign c. diagnosis d. condition 4. Which of these can be a sign and a symptom? * a. Depression b. Heart rate c. Pain d. Nausea 5. Which of these is true? * a. 80% of older residents have pain from chronic illness b. Morphine can be very addictive in older residents c. In the United States, pain is treated well in older residents d. Pain medication works best when given PRN 6. A resident moves her leg away when touched. This might be a sign of _______. * a. spasm b. dementia c. pain d. reflux 7. It can be helpful for the CNA to organize resident observations by _______. * a. touching b. resident ID c. timeliness d. body system 8. Which of these should be reported right away to the nurse? * a. An episode of diarrhea b. It takes three minutes to wake the resident up c. Blood pressure 130/90 d. Suddenly garbled speech 9. To notice a change in resident status, a CNA must: * a. Know what is normal for everyone b. Identify what is abnormal for the resident c. Compare that resident to another d. Have the resident stand up 10. The most important thing about pain is: * a. It is what the patient says it is. b. It can only be observed. c. It can’t be defined by what the patient says. d. It’s not important.