Home Health & Hospice

Homecare Aptitude Test: Nonroutine Supplies

Homecare Insider, April 27, 2009

From the following list, identify which supplies an agency must provide and the circumstances, that being for use by the patient, staff, or both.  

a. An Unna boot for the therapy-only patient, whose wife treats his chronic stasis ulcer
b. Tube feeding supplies and formula for a post-stroke patient
c. Incontinence briefs for a patient with Alzheimer’s disease
d. Wound filler paste for treatment of a pressure ulcer on the heel
e. A hand splint for the arthritic patient
f. Antibiotic ointment to treat several cuts the patient sustained in a fall

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