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20Q: Teleaudiology - The Future is Now

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1.  The following prefix denotes use of technology to serve patients where services are not available, or when services are completed in a remote format.
  1. tele-
  2. uni-
  3. medi-
  4. quasi-
2.  Which of the following statements are true about teleaudiology?
  1. The sole purpose of teleaudiology is to serve patients in rural areas who cannot travel to in-person appointments.
  2. Teleaudiology is still in its experimental stages and not yet implemented for real audiology appointments/services.
  3. Teleaudiology services enable patients to have choices about service delivery and may have satisfaction levels equal to or greater than in-person care.
  4. Teleaudiology has benefits for audiologists but not necessarily for patients.
3.  Barriers to starting teleaudiology:
  1. may be related to patient issues, provider issues or facility issues
  2. cannot be overcome thus implementation of true teleaudiology is not yet possible
  3. are financial in most cases
  4. are technological in most cases
4.  Which of the following personnel might be included on a teleaudiology team?
  1. clinical audiologist champion, to assume leadership role in teleaudiology
  2. facility telehealth coordinator, to ensure infrastructure, resources and processes are in place to support teleaudiology
  3. IT staff to oversee equipment, especially hardware and software
  4. all of the above
5.  Which of the following audiology services can be performed remotely via teleaudiology?
  1. aural rehabilitation
  2. diagnostic testing
  3. hearing aid fitting
  4. all of the above
6.  Diagnostic services performed remotely may yield a finding that requires follow up (such as significant, unexplained ear asymmetry). Teleaudiology programs should ensure:
  1. an ENT is available to make home visits
  2. this scenario is formally outlined and accounted for in the telehealth service agreement or program
  3. diagnostic services are not rendered via teleaudiology; only rehabilitation services should be provided
  4. only routine cases are scheduled for teleaudiology services
7.  With regard to audiologist assistants:
  1. they legally cannot participate in teleaudiology programs
  2. they may play an integral role in the provision of teleaudiology services
  3. any role in teleaudiology is outside their scope of practice
  4. they do not need training to participate in teleaudiology
8.  One of the most significant challenges in teleaudiology care delivery is:
  1. a stable Internet connection
  2. data plan costs from Internet service providers
  3. coordination of care
  4. finding patients who will accept the delivery model
9.  Which of the following statements is true regarding teleaudiology services within the VA?
  1. The VA completed approximately 5000 teleaudiology encounters in 2017.
  2. Veterans have generally been accepting and highly satisfied with teleaudiology services.
  3. Teleaudiology is still experimental and has not yet proven to improve access to care.
  4. The VA has completed more teleaudiology encounters than in-person audiology appointments in 2017.
10.  Which general statement about teleaudiology can be made based upon the information in this article?
  1. Teleaudiology is futuristic but not yet implemented anywhere.
  2. Teleaudiology will make most audiologists obsolete, replacing them with AI equivalents.
  3. Teleaudiology will launch sometime in 2018.
  4. Teleaudiology will continue to evolve but there is evidence of its efficacy and use cases for successful implementation.

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