Respiratory Therapy Final (Ethics)

23 Questions | Total Attempts: 238

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Respiratory Therapy Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz for those in there first semester of respiratory therapy. Will help with the final and the end of the semester test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An intentional tort is what?
    • A. 

      An act that the patient intentionally performs

    • B. 

      An act where the actor intends to cause harm

    • C. 

      An act where a doctor's order causes harm by mistake

    • D. 

      An act of negligence

  • 2. 
    True, False, - there is no need for respiratory therapist to have malpractice insurance
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A patients right to confidentiality and privacy is considered what?
    • A. 

      Sacrosanct

    • B. 

      I have no idea

  • 4. 
    True, False, -When a practitioner withholds medication from a patient who needs it or intentionally and knowingly gives a wrong medication to a patient they are committing potential harm and thus can be found guilty of an intentional tort.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the term for a civil wrong committed against a patient for which the court applies a remedy in the form of damages, usually monetary damages?
    • A. 

      Misdemeanor

    • B. 

      Tort

    • C. 

      Felony

    • D. 

      Litigation

  • 6. 
    What is intentional wrongful, or offensive physical contact with another person without there consent called?
    • A. 

      Drunkeness

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      DUI

    • D. 

      Being Very smart

  • 7. 
    The doctrine of informed consent means what?
    • A. 

      That a patient must be treated if they have an emergency condition or are in active labor if they have insurance or funds to pay

    • B. 

      The patient must be informed of what is to be done to him only if there is a risk of harm

    • C. 

      That a patient must be given sufficient information to make an informed decision as to their care

    • D. 

      That a patients doctor must be informed of all treatments that patient receives

  • 8. 
    Informed consent means that a patient must be told what?
    • A. 

      Sufficient information to make reasonable choices about any procedures or treatments they may undergo

    • B. 

      I have no Idea

  • 9. 
    An advance directive is a ((what)) that allows health care team members to know a patients wishes even when they are unable to convey those wishes.
    • A. 

      Puppy

    • B. 

      I have no idea

    • C. 

      Guidline

  • 10. 
    A RT who performs a procedure exactly according to the established standard of care and the patient dies, the rt has committed................
    • A. 

      Negligence

    • B. 

      Malfeasance

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Nothing since he or she followed the established standard of care

  • 11. 
    True, False, - A respiratory therapist who encourages all his or her hospital patients to come to his or her rehab clinic but does not tell them that they own the clinic has not committed an ethical breach if the clinical provides good care to the patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    EMTALA stands for what?
    • A. 

      Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    • B. 

      I have no idea

  • 13. 
    A respiratory therapist walks into a patients room to do an ABG and tell the patients " If you move I am going to take this needle and plunge it into your throat!" The Patient an elderly woman begins to cry and has a cardiac arrest. Did the therapist commit assault?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    What is a breach of the duty a person has to another where harm has occurred?
    • A. 

      Negligence

    • B. 

      Being very smart

    • C. 

      I have no idea

  • 15. 
    Guideline that allows a patient to have their wished known to health care practitioners when they are unable to speak for themselves
    • A. 

      Proxy

    • B. 

      Advanced Directive

    • C. 

      Sacrosanct

    • D. 

      Malfeasance

  • 16. 
    Allows the patient access to his or her medical records
    • A. 

      DNR

    • B. 

      Sacrosanct

    • C. 

      HIPPA

    • D. 

      Tort

  • 17. 
    One who can decide for a patient when they can't decide for themselves
    • A. 

      Advanced Directive

    • B. 

      Tort

    • C. 

      Proxy

    • D. 

      DNR

  • 18. 
    A patients right to confidentiality of there medical records is called what?
    • A. 

      Crazy

    • B. 

      Out of this world

    • C. 

      Proxy

    • D. 

      Sacrosanct

  • 19. 
    What a practitioner owes to their patients
    • A. 

      Proxy

    • B. 

      A beer

    • C. 

      Duty of care

    • D. 

      DNR

  • 20. 
    A physician orders a very high dose of a strong bronchodilator medication for an infant. The RT knows the dose is too high but gives it anyway because it was a doctor's order. The infant dies. Who if anyone is liable
    • A. 

      The Doctor

    • B. 

      The Therapist

    • C. 

      Both Doctor and Therapist

    • D. 

      No one because the parents assumed the risk by bringing the child to the hospital.

  • 21. 
    DNR stands for what?
    • A. 

      Do not remmeber

    • B. 

      Do not recall

    • C. 

      Do not run

    • D. 

      Do not Resuscitate

  • 22. 
    A breach of an owed duty of care is called what?
    • A. 

      Advanced Directive

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Duty of Care

    • D. 

      Proxy

  • 23. 
    The first and highest precept of the medical practitioner
    • A. 

      HIPPA

    • B. 

      DNR

    • C. 

      Advanced Directive

    • D. 

      Do not harm