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TEST YOUR HIPAA KNOWLEDGE
1. True or False: Paper containing patient information may be disposed of either in a confidential locked shred bin or you may take it home and throw it in your garbage can.
2. A patient’s medical record is accidentally faxed to another patient’s home fax number. The recipient returns all pages that were incorrectly sent back to the physician’s office. Is this a reportable violation of HIPAA?
3. You are a nurse in the Emergency Department. During one of your shifts, a well-known public figure comes to the Emergency Department for treatment. True or False: It is okay to tell your friends about the public figure’s appearance at the Emergency Department as long as they promise to keep it secret?
CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY TRAINING
1. What is Cultural Competency?
a) Protect and preserve dignity.
b) It affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities.
c) A core set of knowledge, skill and abilities that can be learned to respectfully and effectively communicate and serve diverse populations.
d) All of the above.
2. True or False: Health Care Organizations are not legally mandated to provide language assistance to Limited English Proficient individuals.
3. True or False: Translation is the conversion of a message (usually oral) from one language (the source language) into oral form in another language (the target language).
1. Which of the following is true?
a) A mandated reporter must verify the abuse.
b) A mandated reporter cannot be held liable for failure to report abuse.
c) A mandated reporter’s information will be kept confidential, except in certain very limited situations, as provided by law.
d) The suspect will be notified of the reporting individual.
2. True or False: Human Services Agency (805) 654-3200 are the name and phone number of the Ventura County Hotline that receives reports of all suspected child abuse as well as suspected dependent and elder abuse.
3. A mandated reporter must report suspected child abuse by phone ________, and submit a written report ______.
a) Immediately or as soon as practically possible, 36 hours.
b) Immediately or as soon as practically possible, 72 hours.
c) Within one day or as soon as practically possible, 48 hours.
d) Within two days or as soon as practically possible, 72 hours.
1. What is the minimum recommended safe distance from an X-ray source?
a) 7 ft. (84 inches)
b) 3 ft. (36 inches)
c) 6 ft. (72 inches)
d) 4 ft. (48 inches)
2. True or False: MRI does NOT utilize ionizing radiation:
3. What is the meaning of “ALARA”?
a) As Long as Radiation Allows
b) Always Log All Radiation Accidents
c) As Low As Reasonably Achievable
d) As Low As Roentgen Allows
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
1. The single most effective action for preventing infection is:
a) Providing antibiotics prophylactically for employees and patients.
b) Good hand washing.
c) Wearing gloves at all times.
2. True or False: If I come to work sick and use a mask, I won’t get my co-workers or patients sick.
3. If I get a flu vaccination then I am most likely to get the flu within a couple of days.
ERGONOMICS PREVENTS INJURIES
1. Ergonomics is defined as:
a) The applied science of adapting the workplace to meet the needs of the worker to increase overall comfort and productivity.
b) The applied science of improving overall spinal alignment.
c) The applied science of workers adapting to the work environment to meet the demands of productivity and maximize comfort.
d) The applied science of utilizing proper body mechanics when lifting objects.
2. True or False: When lifting an object it is important to squat or lunge while using a narrow base of support and carrying the item at the level of the chest.
3. Key components of correct ergonomics include:
a) Using a neutral spine when sitting or lifting.
b) Keeping top 1/3 of computer monitor at eye level.
c) Using lift equipment or asking for assistance when lifting heavy objects.
d) Listening to your body for pain, fatigue and discomfort.
e) Only A & C
f) All of the above
1. What is the maximum length of time a MOBILE item may be staged in a corridor?
a) 20 Minutes
b) 1 Hour
c) 2 Hours
d) 1 Shift
2. What are the top 2 violations found each month when Environment of Care rounds are conducted?
a) Door propped open
b) Cluttered nursing stations
c) Equipment stored in hallways
d) Noisy patient areas
3. What is the minimum distance from a sprinkler head that items may be stored?
a) 12 inches
b) 14 inches
c) 16 inches
d) 18 inches
1. True or False: Medication errors are preventable events that may cause or lead to an inappropriate medication use or patient harm.
2. True or False: Most medication errors are not the fault of a single individual or event, but often represent a deficiency or system failure.
3. How do you report a medication error?
a) Telephone hotline
b) Online notification system
c) Contact the Medication Safety Officer
d) All of the above
1. What Government support systems are in place to manage an Emergency?
a) Established Emergency Plan
b) Emergency Operation Center
c) Standardized Emergency Management System
d) All of the above
2. An individual wanting to learn more about disaster preparedness can participate in all of the following ways except:
a) Participate in drills
b) Participate in exercises
c) Participate in training
d) Do nothing
3. SEMS Stands for:
a) Student Emergency Medical Services
b) Standardized Emergency Management System
c) Support Enforcement Management System