Introduction To Crisis Resource Management

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This is a self-assessment quiz for Lesson 1: Introduction to Crisis Resource Management


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Someone start CPR" is an example of which of the following?

    • A.

      Closed loop communication

    • B.

      Explicit communication

    • C.

      Force full communication

    • D.

      Thin air communication

    Correct Answer
    D. Thin air communication
    Explanation
    This is an example of thin air communication since it is directed at no particular individual. The team under crisis conditions often ignores this type of command.

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  • 2. 

    An American Heart Association ACLS treatment card would be an example of which of the following?

    • A.

      Cheat sheet

    • B.

      Cognitive aid

    • C.

      Learning aid

    • D.

      Something a resident might use but would be expected to be memorized by an attending

    Correct Answer
    B. Cognitive aid
    Explanation
    A cognitive aid is a resource such as a checklist or protocol that helps the provider remember the steps in managing a particular event.

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  • 3. 

    Having a nurse monitor the patient’s vital signs while you are placing an arterial line in an unstable patient would be an example of which of the following?

    • A.

      Allocation of attention

    • B.

      Workload distribution

    • C.

      Inappropriate delegation secondary to the nurse's skill set

    • D.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    Since your ability to monitor the patient and do a procedure at the same time is limited having the ability to reassign monitoring to a nurse is an example of workload distribution. It also allows for appropriate allocation of attention yours to the procedure and the nurses to the patient’s condition.

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  • 4. 

    Calling for help...

    • A.

      Should be done early enough to make a difference

    • B.

      Can be viewed by your colleagues as a sign of weakness

    • C.

      Can take people away from other important tasks and should only be done if absolutely necessary

    • D.

      Should be considered if you are not sure what is happening to the patient

    • E.

      A and D

    • F.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. A and D
    Explanation
    It is important to call for help early enough to make a difference and it should be done if you are uncertain what is happening to your patient or if you need additional hands or resources to manage the crisis.

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  • 5. 

    Explaining to the team what you are thinking and what is likely to occur in the near future is an example of

    • A.

      Mind melting

    • B.

      Good leadership

    • C.

      Creating a shared mental model

    • D.

      Ineffective resource utilization

    • E.

      B and C

    • F.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. B and C
    Explanation
    Talking out loud to the team about what you think is going on and what needs to be done is a good example of good leadership. This allows the team to have a shared mental model and work more effectively as a team.

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