Medical School & Physician – Healthcare & Nursing

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Medical School, Physician, Nursing

The key terms of this Healthcare & Nursing course include Chronic Disease, Nursing, Hospital, Medical School, physician.


In what year did the first Baby Boomers turn 65?

2011


The most important of future disabilities will be which of the following?

chronic diseases


A nursing home which provides the level of care closest to hospital care is called a(n):

skilled nursing facility


Non-medical facilities that provide a rooms or apartments, meals, housekeeping, medication management, assistance with ADLs as needed, and recreational activities are known as which of the following?

residential care communities/ assisted living facilities


True or False? Hospices are operated on the principle that the dying have special needs that hospital personnel are too busy to handle.

true


Which of the following is the minimum requirement to be eligible for entry into Medical School?

3 years of college


Formal education and training requirements for physicians generally include:

4 years of undergraduate school,
4 years of medical school, 3 to 8 years of internship and residency.


Which specialty employs the largest numbers of physicians?

family and general practitioners


Which area of specialty earned the highest salary in 2014?

hospitalist


How many hours of continuing medical education must a physician assistant (PA) complete every two years?

100


Beginning in 2014, how often must a PA pass a recertification examination or complete an alternative program combining learning experiences and a take-home examination?

every 10 years


In what settings would PAs provide most the health care for patients and consult with the supervising physician and other medical professionals as needed or required by law?

inner-cities clinics


Job opportunities for PAs will be best in states that offer which of the following to PAs?

wider scope of practice


The demand for skilled nurses is at an all-time high. Which of the reasons below is not one of the top three reasons for this increase in demand?

Greater numbers of the newly insured are seeking health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act.


The current primary focus of nurses training is which of the below?

managing chronic disease in community setting


Which of the following has increased the prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases?

increased number of elderly


In 2014, what infectious agent was responsible for the largest epidemic in history and was spread to the United States by healthcare workers employed in West Africa?

ebola virus


Which of the following was the most important factor in the decline of mortality in the 20th century?

improvements in essential hygiene


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