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Hesi Community Health Practice Quiz

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1.
A home health nurse knows that a 70-year-old male client who is convalescing at home following a hip replacement, is at risk for developing decubitus ulcers. Which physical characteristic of aging contributes to such a risk? A) 16% increase in overall body fat.

Feedback: INCORRECT

B) Reduced melanin production.
Feedback: INCORRECT

C) Thinning of the skin with loss of elasticity.
Feedback: CORRECT

D) Calcium loss in the bones.
Feedback: INCORRECT

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Thin, non-elastic skin (C) is an important factor in decubitus formation. Proportion of body fat to lean mass increases with age (A), and might help decrease ulcer tendency. (B) results in grey hair. (D) can contribute to broken bones, but it is probably not a factor in decubitus formation.

Points Earned:
5.0/5.0

Correct Answer(s):
C


2.
The nurse is assessing a Vietnamese child during a home health visit and identifies round swellings on the child's back. The child's mother says she rubbed the edge of a coin on her child's oiled skin. The nurse should recognize that this behavior is prompted by which cultural belief? A) The child's behavior was not acceptable.

Feedback: INCORRECT

B) The purpose is to rid the body of disease.
Feedback: CORRECT

C) This method is commonly used for discipline.
Feedback: INCORRECT

D) Temper tantrums are commonly managed using this method.
Feedback: INCORRECT

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Coining, a Vietnamese practice, may produce welt-like swellings from rubbing a coin lengthwise on oiled skin to rid the body of disease (B). Certain cultural practices that address illness may be considered abusive by another culture and misunderstood by uninformed professionals. (A, C, and D) are not correct interpretations.

Points Earned:
5.0/5.0

Correct Answer(s):
B


3.
The nurse is preparing to discharge an elderly, recently widowed female client following a mild stroke. At this time she is able to...