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Prevention of Medical Errors

1.  To take this online course please go to
A) Florida Board of Psychology Approved Course
B) see A above
1.  Mistakes happen where?
A) in hospitals
B) in outpatient clinics
C) in nursing homes
D) All of the Above
2.  Every person on the healthcare team has a role in making health care safer for patients and workers.
A) True
B) False
3.  ADE stands for what?
A) adverse drug event
B) addition error
C) advanced directive exception
4.  What is the first requirement for correct and effective treatment?
A) an accurate diagnosis
B) collecting the payment
C) informed consent
5.  What are the most frequently reported types of medication errors?
A) Omission errors
B) Improper dose/quantity errors
C) Unauthorized drug errors
D) All of the Above
6.  The primary contributing factor/s to medication errors is?
A) distractions
B) lack of knowledge
C) inability to add correctly
7.  Working a double shift can increase the likelihood of errors.
A) True
B) False
8.  Which of the following medications is least likely to be associated with errors.
A) insulin
B) ointments
C) heparin
D) warfarin
9.  Which patients are most vulnerable to the effects of medical errors?
A) the very old
B) middle-aged individuals
C) adolescents
10.  The goal of a Root Cause Analysis is to find what?
A) What happened
B) Why did it happen
C) What you need to do to prevent it from happening again
D) All of the Above
11.  Making the patient and the family part of the health care team is an important strategy in improving patient safety and reducing medical errors?
A) True
B) False
12.  Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results?
A) True
B) False