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What should you do if you observe a reddened area on a resident's skin?
a) Nothing. It is not your job
b) Massage it
c) Report it to the nurse
d) Put a bandage on it

How often should a bed-confined resident be turned?
a) Every 2 hours
b) Daily
c) Twice a day
d) Every 6 hours

Which is a risk factor for pressure ulcers?
a) Lack of mobility
b) Adequate nutrition
c) Drinking liquids
d) Clean sheets

Which might be used to treat pressure ulcers?
a) Pads on the floor
b) Side rails
c) A cast
d) Alternating air pressure mattress

Changing a resident's position every 2 hours
a) Helps prevent skin breakdown
b) Keeps the resident disoriented
c) Is not necessary for elderly residents
d) Is done to give the resident something different to look at

Skin integrity means
a) Ambulating a resident
b) Maintaining health of the skin
c) Adequate lung expansion
d) Turning weekly

A beginning sign of a pressure ulcer might be
a) A reddened or discolored area of the skin
b) Perspiration
c) Disorientation
d) Incontinence

Which statement about pressure ulcers is NOT true?
a) Keeping skin clean & dry helps maintain skin integrity
b) Paralyzed residents do not get pressure ulcers
c) Pressure ulcers are easier to prevent than to treat
d) Incontinence can contribute to pressure ulcers

Which could cause shearing of the skin?
a) Sliding a resident across the sheets
b) Ambulating
c) Pressure from an oxygen tube
d) Turning frequently

The lower part of the spine, which can easily develop a pressure ulcer, is called
a) Alveoli
b) Hypertension
c) Sacrum
d) CVA

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