MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

Unit 6 Midterm  

Question 1 Currently in the U.S., medical treatments that result in injury or death is a:

Question options:

  • Major cause of morbidity
  • Major cause of mortality
  • Major cause of morbidity and mortality
  • Major cause of morbidity, mortality, and malpractice claims

Question 2

Risk management is about analyzing the act of the individual provider versus the system the provider works in.

Question options:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

Medication errors that occur during prescribing, administering, or dispensing are one of the leading causes of malpractice claims against Nurse Practitioners (NP).

Question options:

  • True
  • False

Question 4  Today, the trend of malpractice suits against NPs in the U.S. are (select all that apply)

Question options:

  • Decreasing in number
  • Increasing in number
  • Unchanged from previous two decades
  • Increasing in severity

Question 5   When courts are determining reasonable practice of a prudent NP, they consider :

Question options:

  • Testimony of expert witnesses
  • Local and national standards of care
  • All of the above
  • None of the above

Question 6  For the NP, scope of practice , as issued by state boards or national professional standards, serve to:

set limitations of what the NP can do and not do.

Question options:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

Under Tort law, causation refers to:

Question options:

  • The established duty of the provider to treat the patient
  • The direct result of the NP’s act or omission of an act that results in injury or death
  • The breach of duty
  • Damages that incurred

Question 8 MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

For someone to claim malpractice the following need to have occurred except:

Question options:

  • Duty
  • Breach of Duty
  • Financial loss
  • Damages
  • Causation

Question 9 MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

When determining deviation from standard of care, all of the following is considered except:

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Question 10

A successful malpractice claim against an NP is highly unlikely if (check all that apply) the NP:

Question options:

  • Followed current evidenced practice guidelines
  • Practiced within scope of practice
  • Documented appropriately
  • Assessed patient in a competent manner
  • Referred when medically needed

Question 11

A major source of severe penalties of malpractice claims against NPs are all except:

Question options:

  • Failure to refer when appropriate
  • Failure to accurately diagnose
  • Failure to properly assess
  • Failure to keep up current continuing education

Question 12

Daily patient workload may increase the risk of a malpractice claim.

Question options:

  • True
  • False

Question 13

Following clinical practice guidelines is one of the best ways to avoid malpractice litigation.

Question options:

  • True
  • False

Question 14

When a plaintiff proves a malpractice claim in court, the penalties for the defendant are always:

Question options:

  • Fines and possible jail time
  • Monetary damages
  • A combination of monetary damages and fines
  • A combination of monetary damages and license suspension or revocation

Question 15 Punitive damages are awarded when it is proven that the gross malpractice is caused by the defendant. The amount of punitive damages is based upon the jury recommendations and jurisdictional limits.

Question options:

  • True
  • False

MN605 Transition to Practice Unit 6 Midterm

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