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Prevention of Medical Errors for Florida Physical Therapy

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Which is a correct statement about the scope of the problem of medical errors?

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2. An adverse event is defined as:

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3. The National Quality Forum’s list of extremely rare “serious reportable events” (SREs) are also referred to as:

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4. The most common cause of medical errors is:

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5. Most medication errors occur when drugs are being:

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6. Which is an example of an intrinsic risk factor for falls?

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7. A physical therapist is assisting a postsurgical patient to ambulate with partial weight bearing, using a standard walker and a gait belt for safety. After about 20 feet, the patient appears to be doing well, so when the physical therapist’s phone rings, she lets go of the gait belt and answers the call. Unfortunately, the patient then loses her balance and falls to the floor. This is an example of a:

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8. Which is an issue that makes older adults in particular more vulnerable to adverse events?

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9. A recent study has found that the most common type of harmful pediatric medication error is due to:

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10. In addition to universal fall precautions, which intervention is recommended for a hospitalized therapy patient with a fall risk related to impaired gait?

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11. During a patient’s third physical therapy session for iontophoresis, the patient states, “I don’t think this stuff even works,” and requests to skip the iontophoresis. The therapist assures the patient that it may take some time to see results and applies the ionto patch anyway. Which patient “right” regarding drug administration may the therapist have violated?

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12. A practice that promotes a culture of safety is:

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13. The purpose for a root cause analysis of an error is to:

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14. According to Florida law, reporting of sentinel events is:

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15. Florida statutes require Code 15 reports to be submitted within what time period after an incident’s occurrence?


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