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Chapter 18: Medication Misadventures II: Medication and Patient Safety

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In an effort to improve handoffs and communication, SBAR is a recommended technique. What does SBAR stand for?

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a. Summary, Background, Assignment, and Review

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b. Summary, Briefing, Assessment, and Recollection

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c. Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation/Request

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d. Situation, Briefing, Assessment, and Recommendation

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c. Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation/Request

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Which of the following is NOT an advantage of the use of SBAR?

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a. Encourages the clinician to be prepared and succinct when contacting a provider with a concern

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b. Encourages the clinician to anticipate questions related to the patient's care prior to contacting a provider

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c. May take longer to prepare for the conversation with the provider

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d. Ultimately saves time with the provider due to appropriate preparation and succinct discussion

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c. May take longer to prepare for the conversation with the provider

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Congress passed the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, from which Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) were created. Which of the following is NOT a true statement?

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a. This act provides two types of protections: confidentiality and privilege protections.

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b. One of the goals of the PSOs is to collate and analyze data related to safety errors and events.

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c. PSOs will forward information about facility-specific reported events to The Joint Commission and the media.

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d. PSOs will require the use of Common Formats (standardized reporting and terminology) for reporting errors and events.

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c. PSOs will forward information about facility-specific reported events to The Joint Commission and the media.

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Patient A is given a low dose of regular insulin intended for Patient B. The patient became hypoglycemic and required two doses of D50W to reverse the effects, but did become symptomatic and did not require further treatment. Which of the following NCC MERP classification is most appropriate?

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a. Category A

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b. Category B

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c. Category C

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d. Category E

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e. Category F

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d. Category E

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