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Chapter 18. Policy Development, Project Design, and Implementation

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The following health system policies require a pharmacist’s participation, except:

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a. Herbal product use

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b. High-alert medications

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c. Medical resident supervision

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d. Electrolyte infusions

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e. Drug shortages

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When gathering information for inclusion in a health system policy, what is the initial step?

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a. Conduct a literature search using CINAHL information systems.

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b. Ask for a meeting with the director of pharmacy.

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c. Contact colleagues who work at other health systems.

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d. Gather background information including the justification of the policy.

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e. Conduct a literature search using PubMed®.

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Prior to starting a project, a tool that is recommended to use for defining the project is:

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a. Project description

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b. Procedure

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c. Work breakdown structure (WBS)

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d. Gantt chart

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e. Policy

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Select the skills needed to be an effective project manager.

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a. Technical knowledge of the project components

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b. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team

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c. Capacity to manage conflicts or emotional responses from project team members

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d. Organizational and time management

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e. All of the above

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The components of the project cycle are:

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a. Project definition, development, implementation, and closeout

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b. Project development, justification, implementation, and review

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c. Project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

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d. Project identification, justification, implementation, and closeout

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e. Project deliberation, strengths, weaknesses, and review

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Which of the following provides specific guidance on how to perform a given task?

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a. Policy

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b. Procedure

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c. Project description

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d. Purpose statement

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