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Which of the following terms refers to patient harm that is the result of treatment by the healthcare system rath,er than from the health condition of the patient?
The antibiogram is usually prepared by:
The Safe Medical Device Act (SMDA) falls under w hich U.S. federal program?
The Joint Commission standards for infection prevention and control include all of the following, except:
Each year in the United States, what percentage of hospitalized patients develop HAis?
Human factor limitations that contribute to errors include:
1) Overdependence on multitasking skills
2) Permanent night shifts
3) Limited memory capacity
4) Stress, fatigue, and sensory overload
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement uses the Model for Improvement-a two-part model designed to accelerate improvement for healthcare processes and outcomes. What are the key com ponent areas of this model?
1) Setting aims, establishing measures, selecting changes
3) Contemplation, action, termination
4) Perceived seriousness and cues to action
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is used to examine adverse events and identify what went wrong and what might prevent it from happening again. Which statement best describes the mode element of FMEA?
A number of research studies have examined the relationship between nurse staffing levels and the risk of HAis in the hospital setting. Which of the following statements has not been supported by the literature?
The Director of Infection Prevention and Control is leading a process improvement project to decrease the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in one of the hospital’s ICUs. The multidisciplinary team has discussed multiple process improvement strategies to decn;ase these bloodstream infections. In developing the final improvement plan which of the choices below is most likely to help decrease
the rates of these infections?