Prevention Of Medical Errors

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Prevention Of Medical Errors

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  • 1. 
    In 2013, the fourth most common cause of death according to the CDC was:
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      Sentinel events

    • C. 

      Chronic respiratory disease

    • D. 

      Heart disease

  • 2. 
    The following documentation corrections are acceptable EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Date of treatment, SOAP notes, and therapist initials.

    • B. 

      Initialized, dated, line drawn through an entry as a client corrects description of medication taken that day.

    • C. 

      Absence of blank lines between daily SOAP notes entries.

    • D. 

      White out ribbon on an incorrect date of treatment with the correct date recorded.

  • 3. 
    The Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare recommends once a sentinel event is identified, a root cause analysis should be completed within:
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      45 days

    • C. 

      60 days

    • D. 

      72 days

  • 4. 
    Which professional organization requires adherence to safety laws and regulations of the workplace?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      JCAHO

    • C. 

      OIG

    • D. 

      CDC

  • 5. 
    1-2 minutes of leg contraction is an effective action for clients on which type of medication?
    • A. 

      Diuretics

    • B. 

      Anti-inflammatories

    • C. 

      Anti-anxiety medication

    • D. 

      Corticosteroids

  • 6. 
    A 62-year old female presents to your office for a massage. She has a history of hypothyroidism and admits to feeling unenergetic which results in her sitting most of the day. She has edema of the lower extremities and heard that massage can help her swelling. You decide to provide her with a full body massage to include her legs. She feels better after her treatment but the next day she feels significantly worse and now has pain and tissue congestion. What is the appropriate next step of action?
    • A. 

      Fully document your action that explains your error and the results of your mistake.

    • B. 

      Sit down with your client to discuss the medical error and answer any questions she might have. Recommend they contact their primary care physician. Document your consultation.

    • C. 

      Contact the client's medical doctor to find out what should be done.

    • D. 

      Tell her you will change your technique.

  • 7. 
    Due to globalization, which of the following problems can contribute to medical errors?
    • A. 

      Improper patient care

    • B. 

      Documentation errors

    • C. 

      Detatchment

    • D. 

      Diagnostic problems

  • 8. 
    What is the potential risk in massage of the anterior triangle of the neck?
    • A. 

      Radial nerve pain referral

    • B. 

      Carotid artery occlusion

    • C. 

      Irritation of the mandibular branch of the Trigeminal nerve

    • D. 

      Lymph node compression

  • 9. 
    After a massage, potential infectious organisms can best be prevented by
    • A. 

      Using a germicidal gel

    • B. 

      Washing hands for 15 seconds with antiseptic soap and a nail brush

    • C. 

      Germicidal hand wipes

    • D. 

      Using hand soap and a washcloth

  • 10. 
    Sleep deprivation can be improved according to Harvard Medical School's professor of neurology, Patrick M. Fuller, by following recommendations not including:
    • A. 

      Neurotransmitter aromatherapy

    • B. 

      Seven hours of sleep

    • C. 

      Mindfulness and meditation

    • D. 

      Room temperature of 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit

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