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Facilitating Safe and Accurate Self Medication

1. Which of the following may contribute to medication administration errors (MAEs)?

A. Limited equipment B. Inefficient workflow C. Frequent interruptions D. All of the above

2. A medication administration error can refer to a deviation from the prescriber’s medication order as written on the patient’s chart.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

3. According to the first study, structure was the foundational theme that affected different types of nurses' behavior.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

4. According to the first study, which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Task-focused individuals often used a streamlined workflow and often carried out non-medication administration related tasks during the drug round. B. Task-focused individuals generally used a streamlined workflow and carried out few non-medication administration related tasks during the drug round. C. Patient-interaction focused individuals adopted a streamlined workflow, and appeared to encourage communication with patients and/or other staff during the drug round. D. Patient-interaction focused individuals adopted a relatively less streamlined workflow, and appeared to discourage communication with patients and/or other staff during the drug round.

5. According to the first study, all behavior types had the potential to either increase or decrease medication safety.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

6. According to the first study, there was only two main overlapping reasons for non-conformance: perceived inefficient process or system and personal preference.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

7. According to the first study, optimizing ward-based medication systems to streamline workflow may be an effective and cost-neutral way to increase medication safety.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

8. Therapeutic drug monitoring has not been shown to be an effective means to improve medication therapy.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

9. According to the second study, a lower proportion of prescribed metabolic agents were detected in the Residuals Cohort, while a higher proportion of prescribed antidepressants were detected in the Reconciled Cohort.

A. TRUE B. FALSE

10. According to the second study, which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Only 27% of prescribed or ingested medications were fully in line with the medical record that the health care provider was working from. B. Only 37% of prescribed or ingested medications were fully in line with the medical record that the health care provider was working from. C. Only 47% of prescribed or ingested medications were fully in line with the medical record that the health care provider was working from. D. Only 57% of prescribed or ingested medications were fully in line with the medical record that the health care provider was working from.

11. The second study demonstrated that patients do not take all their prescribed medications.

A. TRUE B. FALSE


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