Test Bank For Managing & Coordinating Nursing Care 4th Edition By J.K
1. What might an individual staff nurse do to promote quality improvement?
A)Establish a committee to examine a problem area.
B)Initiate new procedures to replace those the nurse determines are outdated.
C)Set up a plan to evaluate a particular outcome.
D)Identify areas in which change is needed.
2. What is a major characteristic of rapid process improvement?
A)The team assigned to the process is empowered to make changes.
B)Speed is of the essence regardless of who initiates the changes.
C)Management requires that changes be made.
D)It is a requirement of the Joint Commission.
3. What strategy is best for learning what patients found most distressing about their hospital stay?
A)A written survey
B)A retrospective audit of records
C)Telephone interviews 1 week after discharge
D)A checklist provided at discharge
4. Constant change is a characteristic of what approach to evaluation?
B)Management by objectives
C)Continuous quality improvement
5. The audit in which you are asked to participate will include patients who are still in the hospital. This is what type of audit?
B)Ex post facto
6. You have been asked to participate in an audit regarding care of patients with hip fractures. You will be:
A)Visiting patient rooms and observing the care given
B)Meeting with a group of nurses to review care
C)Planning standards for the care of patients with this diagnosis
D)Reviewing patient records of individuals who have been treated for a hip fracture
7. “An admission nursing assessment will be completed within 6 hours of the patient’s admission to an inpatient unit.” This is an example of what type of standard?
8. “The postoperative infection rate will be no greater than 1% overall.” This is an example of what type of standard?
D)Health facility established
9. “The emergency department shall have a qualified emergency physician present at all times.” This is an example of what type of standard?
10.In a continuous quality improvement program, quality ____________ are continuously examined.
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