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Prevention Of Medical Errors - Massage Therapy - 2 Hour

You will need to answer 7 questions correctly to pass the test.
(1) An injury that results from medical management is called a(n) ____. (p. 3-4)
(A) near miss
(B) medical error
(C) adverse event
(D) sentinel event
(2) A massage therapist accidentally drops a portable massage table onto a patient's foot causing an injury. This is an example of __________. (p. 4-5)
(A) active failure
(B) latent failure
(C) technical failure
(D) organizational / technical failure
(3) A massage therapist routinely ignores a facility's policy requiring them to disinfect the massage table after each client. This is an example of __________. (p. 6)
(A) skill based error
(B) rule based error
(C) knowledge based error
(D) None of the above
(4) Which one of the following strategies is NOT part of a systems approach for improving safety in health care? (p. 6-9)
(A) Patient-centered care
(B) Teamwork & collaboration
(C) Elimination of human error
(D) A culture of safety
(5) A button on a piece of equipment is labeled "Push Here to Start". This is an example of _____________. (p. 14)
(A) affordance
(B) constraint
(C) forcing function
(D) natural mapping
(6) _________ is the leading root cause of sentinel events. (p. 17)
(A) Communication failure
(B) Equipment malfunction
(C) Surgical error
(D) Clinical overutilization
(7) Which of the following should be reported? (p. 19)
(A) An error that results in harm to a patient.
(B) A mitigated error that does not result in harm to a patient.
(C) A near miss
(D) All of the above
(8) Which of the following statements regarding error disclosure is CORRECT? (p. 25)
(A) Heath care providers are legally required to disclose to patients all medical errors that may have contributed to an adverse event.
(B) There is a strong causal relationship between disclosure of errors and patient litigation
(C) Neither A nor B is correct
(D) Both A & B are correct
(9) Root Cause Analysis provides a structured and process-focused framework that is focused on ____________. (p. 25-26)
(A) avoiding institutional litigation
(B) assigning systemic and individual blame
(C) pursuing collaborative integration
(D) identifying, investigating and analyzing sentinel events
(10) The most important thing that a massage therapist can do to assist a physician with the management of a patient is ________. (p. 26)
(A) Carefully examine the patient's medication
(B) Communicate any adverse findings or responses immediately to the patient's physician.
(C) Give the patient supplemental information that explains alternatives to their current course of treatment
(D) Contact the physician and suggest additional diagnostic procedures.
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