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Current Topics for Audiologists in the VA Healthcare System, ​​in partnership with AVAA

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1.  What components are necessary to carry out telehealth with cochlear implants?
  1. Device with camera and microphone, internet, email, and CI hardware
  2. Smartphone
  3. CI hardware
  4. Patient must be tech savvy
2.  One of the best ways to gauge patient motivation includes:
  1. Questions with yes/no answers
  2. Open ended questions
  3. Focusing on the negative experiences they have had
  4. Telling the patient what option is best for them
3.  Clinical demonstration projects that are ongoing in Eastern CO include which of the following?
  1. Free earplugs during Better Hearing and Speech Month
  2. Free hearing screening for Vets and family members
  3. Clinic observation of geriatric providers
  4. Students call isolated older adults at home to do wellness checks
4.  What is a good way to keep non-rechargeable hearing aids from being lost while inpatient?
  1. Instruct the patient to keep them in their ears at all times
  2. Ask nursing staff to lock hearing aids away with other valuables
  3. Send devices home with family members to avoid loss
  4. Label a denture cup with HEARING AIDS and patient identifier so there is a safe place to keep devices, that is easily recognizable as not to be thrown away
5.  What training about communication and hearing technology is easy and accessible to inpatient staff?
  1. Manuals for hearing aids, that can be read when a problem arises
  2. Over the bed information sheets that quickly describe care and maintenance
  3. Direct face to face training about each hearing device with all hospital staff
  4. The patient can train the inpatient staff about their hearing technology
6.  What are some of the components of the tele-aural rehabilitation (TARP) program?
  1. Warm-up exercises and structured speechreading
  2. Electrophysiology testing
  3. Vestibular testing
  4. Visual acuity screening
7.  What statement is TRUE about integrating audiology into interdisciplinary case management?
  1. It’s easy, kids can do it
  2. It’s hard work but it’s worth it
  3. Audiology is too specialized to integrate into interprofessional education and practice
  4. Other specialties don’t care about hearing loss
8.  The _____ effects of chronic conditions are rarely taken into account.
  1. Physically disabling
  2. Life threatening
  3. Psychosocial
  4. Cognitive
9.  Audiologic counseling of patients tends to be more:
  1. Informational and device-driven
  2. Empathetic
  3. Direct
  4. Family-oriented
10.  How frequently is communication a contributing factor in hospital sentinel events?
  1. 20% of reports
  2. 40% of reports
  3. 60% of reports
  4. 70% of reports

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