Smith Seminars Online Patient Safety Test

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If for some reason you do not pass the test with 70% correct you will be notified by email to retake the test. Your order number will stay valid until you pass the test.


 Part 1 - Your Information














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 Part 2 - The Test


1) Traditional thinking equated error with _____ and regarded _____ as both appropriate and effective in motivating individuals to be more careful:

A) Incompetence, penitence

B) Incompatibility, punishment

C) Incompetence, punishment

D) Incompatibility, penitence

2) The three-phase approach to establishing the efficacy and safety of new medical therapies included:

A) Clinical trials to assess safety

B) Clinical trials to ascertain efficacy

C) Trials to compare it with another standard intervention

D) All the above

3) Acquired knowledge was transmitted prior to the apprenticeship which sought to codify and legitimize expertise through:

A) Testing and congratulations

B) Testing and certification

C) Testing and compensation

D) None of the above

4) The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined safety as:

A) Ethical principles and methods

B) A goal and a condition

C) A body of expertise

D) Freedom from accidental injury

5) Health care quality problems were classified into three categories:

A) Underuse, overuse, and misuse

B) Overrated, misidentified, and uncommon

C) Underuse, misuse, and overpriced

D) None of the above

6) Patient safety methods come largely from disciplines outside medicine, particularly from:

A) Cognitive psychology
B) Human factors engineering
C) Organizational management science
D) All the above

7) Safety systems include design of materials, procedures, environment, training, and:

A) The nature of the culture among people operating in the system
B) The cost of the operating in the system
C) The nature of the competence of the system
D) None of the above

8) To protect patient integrity, the health professions have developed codes of professional ethics that guide how best to provide health care without doing _____ to the ill person:

A) Discord
B) Dishonor
C) Discourteousness
D) Dysfunctions

9) According to the IHI, the types of measurement in patient safety include:

A) Process
B) Outcome
C) Balance
D) All the above

10) Seven elements that influence safety include:

A) Team factors, organization and management factors, patient characteristics
B) External environment factors, individual factors, work environment factors, task factors
C) A & B
D) None of the above


 Part 3 - Evaluation


 Learner's achievement of each objective. Rate each on a scale of 1=low 5=high


Objective 1

1) Become aware of the history, definition, and description of patient safety. Understand the factors of culture, professionalism, and accountability for delivering effective, safe care. Have a working knowledge of the factors of patient safety models.


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Purpose/Goal of this activity:

2) Attendee will be aware of the current information and will be able to meet the required continuing education. Relationship of objectives to overall Purpose/Goal of activity.


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3) If conflict of interest, off-label use, commercial support, or in-kind support were evident in the education component of this program, were you notified? (Choose One)


N/A — not applicable for any of the above






4) Content was presented without bias of any commercial product or drug. (Choose One)







5) Will the information you gained from this program change your practice? (Choose One)







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