Patient Safety Trivia Questions: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Consider and treat all blood and body fluids as potentially infectious. Attention to hand hygiene, correct use of Personal Protective Equipment, and practicing standard & transmission-based precautions are Not essential for health care workers in providing a safe infection control environment for all.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because attention to hand hygiene, correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and practicing standard and transmission-based precautions are essential for healthcare workers in providing a safe infection control environment. Treating all blood and body fluids as potentially infectious is crucial to prevent the spread of diseases and protect both healthcare workers and patients. By following these precautions, healthcare workers can minimize the risk of transmission and ensure a safe healthcare environment for all.

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  • 2. 

    Patient Rights are an important component of the federal HIPPAA privacy rule.  Be knowledgeable about using, disclosing, and discarding Protected Health Information. do not talk about patient information in public places (elevators/cafeteria/etc) with co-workers or non-authorized persons.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Patient rights are indeed an important component of the federal HIPAA privacy rule. The HIPAA privacy rule sets standards for the protection of individuals' medical records and other personal health information. It requires healthcare providers and organizations to safeguard patient information and only disclose it when authorized or necessary for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. The rule also emphasizes the importance of maintaining confidentiality and not discussing patient information in public places with unauthorized individuals. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to treatment with usual antibiotics. MRSA is spread between patients by healthcare workers and others by hands, clothes, and shared equipment. Be attentive to hand hygiene and correct those who don't. Apply consistent and good cleaning practices in all areas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given explanation supports the answer "True" by stating that MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to usual antibiotics and is spread between patients by healthcare workers and others through various means. It emphasizes the importance of hand hygiene, correcting those who don't practice it, and implementing consistent and good cleaning practices in all areas. This aligns with the statement that MRSA is a real and serious concern, making the answer "True" accurate.

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  • 4. 

    Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) that cause death or major permanent loss will be treated as sentinel events.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) that cause death or major permanent loss will be treated as sentinel events. This means that when such infections occur and result in severe consequences, they are considered significant and require immediate investigation and response. Treating these infections as sentinel events ensures that they are thoroughly examined to identify any underlying issues or lapses in infection control protocols, with the aim of preventing similar incidents in the future.

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  • 5. 

    Labeling occurs when any medication or solution is transferred from the original packaging to another container.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Labeling occurs when any medication or solution is transferred from the original packaging to another container. This statement is true because when medication or solution is transferred to another container, it is important to label the new container with relevant information such as the name of the medication, dosage, expiration date, and any other necessary instructions. This helps to ensure proper identification and usage of the medication or solution, reducing the risk of medication errors and promoting patient safety.

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  • 6. 

    A nurse can remove the patient from suicide precautions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A nurse cannot remove a patient from suicide precautions as it is a decision that requires input from the patient's healthcare team, including mental health professionals. Suicide precautions are put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient, and it is important to follow the established protocols and guidelines when it comes to removing or modifying these precautions.

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  • 7. 

    You must write "daily" or "every other day" instead of QD or QOD.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it states that instead of using medical abbreviations such as QD (meaning "every day") or QOD (meaning "every other day"), it is recommended to write "daily" or "every other day" in order to avoid confusion or misinterpretation by healthcare professionals. This practice helps to ensure clear and accurate communication in medical documentation.

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  • 8. 

    Medication reconciliation is completed only on admission and at discharge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Medication reconciliation is not only completed on admission and at discharge. It is an ongoing process that involves regularly reviewing and updating a patient's medication list to ensure accuracy and safety. This includes reconciling medications during transitions of care, such as when a patient is transferred between different healthcare settings or when there are changes in their medication regimen. Therefore, the statement that medication reconciliation is only completed on admission and at discharge is false.

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  • 9. 

    As long as the patient knows who they are, you don't have to verify the 2 identifiers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because verifying two patient identifiers is a crucial step in ensuring patient safety and preventing medical errors. Even if the patient knows who they are, it is still necessary to confirm their identity using two identifiers, such as their full name, date of birth, or medical record number. This helps to avoid any confusion or mistaken identity, especially in situations where patients may have similar names or when dealing with unconscious or disoriented patients.

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  • 10. 

    The final "time-out" can occur in the pre-operative area just prior to going into the surgery room.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The final "time-out" cannot occur in the pre-operative area just prior to going into the surgery room. The time-out is a safety procedure that is performed in the operating room, just before the surgery begins. It is a final check to ensure that the correct patient, correct procedure, and correct site are all confirmed. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 11. 

    Universal Protocol is to prevent wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong person surgery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Universal Protocol is a set of guidelines and procedures implemented in healthcare settings to prevent wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong person surgeries. These protocols include a pre-operative verification process, marking the correct surgical site, and a time-out procedure before the surgery begins. By following these protocols, healthcare providers aim to minimize the risk of errors and ensure patient safety during surgical procedures.

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  • 12. 

    It is not mandatory to educate the patient and family about hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene practices and contact precautions upon admission.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Educating the patient and their family about hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene practices, and contact precautions upon admission is essential to prevent the spread of infections. This education helps in creating awareness about the importance of these practices and ensures that everyone follows them diligently. By providing this information, healthcare providers can empower patients and their families to actively participate in their own care and reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that educating the patient and family about these practices is not mandatory.

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  • 13. 

    If my patient is at risk for falls they should have a yellow arm band on their wrist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Patients who are at risk for falls should have a yellow arm band on their wrist. This is because the yellow arm band serves as a visual indicator for healthcare providers, reminding them that extra precautions need to be taken with the patient to prevent falls. The yellow arm band helps to alert the healthcare team to the patient's specific needs and ensure that appropriate measures are in place to keep them safe.

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