CPHRM Old CH5
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The risk manager is usually expected to report which of the following to the insurer:
A 24-year-old patient presents to the emergency department following a MVA with a complaint of headache. The contracted ED physician orders a CT scan and requests consultation with Trauma Services. The patient is admitted for observation. Six hours after admission, the patient arrests, and it is determined she is brain dead from a brain hemorrhage. Review of the record determines that a bleed was evident on the CT scan and that there was a delay in evaluating and treating the patient.
In the above scenario, who are the potential defendants?
In the above case, are all four elements of negligence present?
Hospitals may be exposed to liability from all but which of the following:
Which is NOT a valid primary reason for selecting a particular defense attorney?
Interrogatories may include questions thought to be objectionable by the risk manager. Which of the following objections, while appropriate, must be accompanied by a detailed explanation?
A 50-year-old school teacher is brought to the hospital to rule out metastatic disease. She has a history of breast cancer, but chose not to undergo a round of chemotherapy at the time of her diagnosis four years prior to this admission. During this hospitalization she is given five doses of an anticoagulant in error. She begins to have seizures, and a CT scan reveals bleeding in her brain. The physicians, nurses and pharmacists do not discover the error until it is picked up on a routine pharmacy audit. The patient’s family is told of the error, and the patient dies in the ICU two weeks following the last dose of the anticoagulant. Autopsy reveals metastatic disease to her brain contributed to her bleeding.
In the above case, the most applicable legal term that the plaintiff might use to establish a claim against the nurses and pharmacists would be:
For the facility’s risk management professional, an appropriate strategy for managing the claim would be which of the following:
Once reported to the insurance carrier, reserving will take place. True statements concerning setting an indemnity reserve are:
There are several ways for the above claim to come to resolution. An optimal approach would be:
A medical malpractice case has been filed in the above-described situation. You are the risk management professional. The insurance company has assigned the case to a law firm and the initial discovery has commenced. Interrogatories have been requested of the defense. The best person to answer these would be:
The risk management professional will assist in the investigation of the lawsuit in conjunction with defense counsel. Some of the tasks include:
In preparing an employee for deposition testimony, the employee should:
The process of legal discovery includes which of the following?
The Joint Commission has developed numerous patient safety goals. Which of the following is NOT one of the goals?