Principles of Observation Test

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1. You never use the sense of touch in observing a client.
TrueFalse

6. You must be polite and never look closely at the client's home.
TrueFalse

2. An advantage of being a skillful observer is that you may prevent a serious condition from remaining untreated.
TrueFalse

7. Orientation refers to:
Noticing a fact or occurrenceObserving and reportingKnowing the month, day, year, your name, and your locationA rash or eruption on the skin

3. Inappropriate dress is one example of an unusual sign or occurrence.
TrueFalse

8. Mood changes are common among older clients and need not be reported.
TrueFalse

4. The less you interact with your clients, the easier it is to notice changes.
TrueFalse

9. A home health aide's sense of smell can alert him or her to changes in a client's condition.
TrueFalse

5. Changes in a client's condition, appearance, and behavior should be reported to your supervisor and recorded.
TrueFalse

10. The home health aide should report:
Only normal behavior in a clientAny changes in a client's behaviorWhat other home health aides are doingThe clothing a client is wearing


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