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1)
As commonly defined, Medical Errors are “human errors or mistakes committed by healthcare professionals which resulted in harm to a patient.”
 
True False
 
2)
In a Risk Management Program, Critical (Sentinel) Medical Errors Incidents and Adverse Medical Errors Incidents are essentially the same type of Patient Safety Event, differing only in where and when the event occurred.
 
True False
 
3)
Patient Safety Events (PSEs) are always due to medical error (human error or mistakes).
 
True False
 
4)
An event which potentially harms a patient is sometimes a mixture of medical (human) error and non-human error (e.g., systemic design flaws).
 
True False
 
5)
Retrospective Review is the Risk Management procedure of looking ‘backward’ to determine the circumstances, actions, or inactions which did contribute or could have contributed to the Patient Safety Event, including any human errors or systemic or organizational culture issues that were a factor in the event.
 
True False
 
6)
In the Risk Management Review Process (Retrospective Review) of a Patient Safety Event, we must consider the possibility that
 
a human mistake or error {Medical Error) was a cause or a contributing factor in the event.
a system or programmatic flaw was a cause or a contributing factor in the event.
the workplace culture (a collection of attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that make up the regular atmosphere in a work environment) was a cause or contributing factor in the event.
All of the above.
None of the above
 
7)
The Prospective Risk Management Review
 
identifies and attempts to prevent Medical (Human) Errors which have a high probability of occurring.
identifies and corrects any faulty program or system design issues which could contribute to or increase the potential for occurrence of Medical Errors.
both of the above.
analyzes the issues which caused or contributed to a Critical Event or an Adverse Incident.
develops a Corrective Action Plan for Critical Events and Adverse Incidents.
 
8)
Risk Management Plans seek to prevent Critical and Adverse Incidents which are a threat not only to our patients and clients, but also to our legal, professional, and financial safety.
 
True False
 
9)
In the Prospective Risk Management Plan, staff and management
 
identify INHERENT RISKS which are unique to or inherent in the workplace.
identify Critical and Adverse Medical Errors which have a significant potential for occurring given the nature of the work and the population served.
develop a Risk Management Plan to PREVENT these events from occurring.
All of the above.
Only the first and second choices above.
 
10)
An ‘INHERENT RISK’ for Medical Error is closely associated with the type of program we are operating and the type of clients we serve – and it’s invariably present even if the organization is following a good set of Policies and Procedures.
 
True False
 
11)
'SPIN-OFF RISK' that is associated with Medical Errors and system flaws refers to
 
loss of the legal permissions and resources to deliver programming to clients
allegations of professional negligence
violation of critical rules and regulations applying to the delivery of treatment services
the loss of licenses, certification, and contractual arrangements
All of the above.
 
12)
In community-based treatment programs, all episodes of serious harm to clients and staff are classified as ‘Sentinel’ or ‘Critical’ events, and require analysis through Retrospective Risk Management Review.
 
True False
 
13)
When Medical Errors occur, staff and administrators are rarely surprised by the identification of factors which have caused, or may have caused, harm to clients.
 
True False
 
14)
If a mental health or addiction treatment program has a solid set of Policies and Procedures, there is no need to set up a Risk Management Plan for Prevention and Correction of Medical Errors.
 
True False
 

 

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