Page 20 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Š Š McMullen, T., Schwartz, K., Yaffe, M., & Beach, S. (2014). Elder abuse and its prevention: Screening and detection. Retrieved from Š Š National Center on Elder Abuse. (n.d.a). Frequently asked questions. Retrieved from https://ncea.acl. gov/faq/index.html#faq4 Š Š National Center on Elder Abuse. (n.d.b). Types of abuse. Retrieved from abusetypes.html Š Š National Council on Aging. (2017). Elder abuse facts. Retrieved from policy-action/elder-justice/elder-abuse facts/#intraPageNav1 Š Š National Institute on Aging. (2017). Providing comfort at the end of life. Retrieved from https://www. - practical Š Š Olson, J. M., & Hoglund, B. A. (2014). Elder abuse: Speak out for justice. Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1), 14–21. Š Š Stark, S. (2012). Elder abuse: Screening intervention, and prevention. Nursing 2012, 42(10), 24–29. Š Š Tabloski, P. A. (2014). Gerontological nursing (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Š Š Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. (2017). It’s everyone’s business: Facts about abuse. Retrieved from Š Š Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. (2016). Welcome to the Texas Abuse Hotline website. Retrieved from Š Š Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. (n.d.). Report abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Retrieved from Š Š Texas Health and Human Services. (2017). Aging. Retrieved from Š Š United States Census. (2017). Facts for features: Older Americans Month: May 2017. Retrieved from Š Š Ziminski, C. E., Wiglesworth, A., Austin, R., Phillips, L. R., & Mosqueda, L. (2013). Injury patterns and causal mechanisms of bruising in physical elder abuse. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 9(2), 84–91. OLDER ADULT CARE FOR TEXAS NURSES Self-Evaluation Exercises Select the best answer for each question and check your answers at the bottom of the page. You do not need to submit this self-evaluation exercise with your participant sheet. 1. Elder abuse in Texas includes all but one of the following. Which of the following is NOT considered abuse? a. Failure by a child to provide prescription refill for a parent. b. Removal of the car keys from a parent with forgetfulness. c. Failure to routinely toilet a wheelchair confined person. d. Cashing a parent’s Social Security check and giving the parent only part of the money. 2. Which of the following situations is most suspicious for physical elder abuse? a. An older adult forgets to take his blood pressure medicine. b. A bruise on an older adult’s right leg. c. A laceration on an older adult’s left thumb. d. Bilateral bruises on an older adult’s upper arms. 3. Research has shown that certain factors are associated with preserving cognitive function. These include: a. Higher education helps to preserve cognition and delay the onset of dementia. b. A diet high in antioxidants and olive oil lowers the risk of dementia. c. Positive feelings about life have been linked to enhanced cognition. d. All of the above. 4. Normal memory and cognitive changes associated with aging include all of the following EXCEPT: a. The ability to divide attention between two tasks slows. b. The ability to filter out or discard irrelevant information decreases with age. c. Mental flexibility tends to increase with age. d. Reaction time decreases with age. 5. All of the following are appropriate strategies for dealing with behaviors associated with dementia EXCEPT: a. Encouraging a regular routine of going to bed and waking up at the same times. b. Not taking behaviors personally. c. Encouraging walking as a useful outlet for energy. d. Providing detailed explanations as to who someone is. 6. Which of the following statements about aspects of illness or unintentional injury is accurate? a. Falls are the third leading cause of accidental death in people over 65 years of age. b. Traumatic head injury is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. c. More than a third of people over the age of 65 experience a serious fall every year. d. Older adults no longer need bone mass screening. 7. Which elder abuse-screening tool includes assessment of general factors, such as skin integrity; indicators of possible abuse, such as bruising or lacerations; and possible signs of neglect? a. The EAI. b. The H-S/EAST. c. The EASI. d. The CASE. 8. Examples of a “good death” include: a. Providing relief for psychosocial distress. b. Controlling pain. c. Respecting family and patient values. d. All of the above. 9. The most common cause of dementia is: a. Age. b. Stroke. c. Alzheimer’s disease. d. IQ. 10. Factors that increase the likelihood that someone will become an abuser include: a. Female gender. b. Being a health care professional who works in long-term care facilities. c. Depression. d. High socioeconomic status. Answers: 1.B, 2.D, 3.D, 4.C, 5.D, 6.C, 7.A, 8.D, 9.C, 10.C