Study Guide Eagan's Chapter 2

  1. Quality in the practice of respiratory care encompasses which of the following?
    • (all of the above)
    • -personnel performing
    • -equipment used
    • -method or manner in which care is provided
    • -level of experience of respiratory care providers
  2. Who is professionally responsible for the clinical function of the respiratory care department?
    medical director
  3. What is the most essential aspect of providing quality respiratory care?
    • -care is being provided as indicated
    • -care is delivered competently and appropriately
  4. The medical director of resp care is responsible for all the following EXCEPT:
    establishment of safety and equipment effectiveness standards
  5. What is the chief reason that respiratory care protocols were developed and are currently being used in hospitals throughout N America?
    enhance proper allocation of respiratory care services
  6. Which of the following factors is important in determining the quality of care delivered by a respiratory therapist?
    • -education
    • -experience
    • -training
  7. For the CRT credential, what does the letter "T" stand for?
  8. Respiratory care education programs are reviewed by which committee to ensure quality?
    (CoARC) Committee for Accreditation of Respiratory Care
  9. The word "credentialing" in general refers to what?
    recognition of an individual in the profession
  10. What term is used to describe the process in which a government agency gives an individual permission to practice an occupation?
  11. What agency is responsible for credentialing respiratory therapists?
  12. What org is responsible for credentialing respiratory therapists?
  13. Which of the following is/are characteristics of a respiratory care professional?
    • (all of the above)
    • -participates in continuing education activities
    • -obtains professional credentials
    • -adheres to a code of ethics
    • -completes an accredited education program
  14. What does "P" stand for in HIPAA?
  15. Responsibility for the technical direction of a respiratory care department lies with whom?
    department manager
  16. The responsibilities of a respiratory care dpt mngr include all of the following EXCEPT:
    regulate medications delivered by resp care staff (cuz the FDA regulates drugs)
  17. Which of the following is a key element of a respiratory care protocol program?
    • (all of the above)
    • -strong, committed medical direction
    • -collaborative environment among health care providers
    • -responsiveness to address and correct problems
    • -capable therapists
  18. Which of the following is an essential element of a comprehensive protocol program?
    carefully structured assessment tool and care plan form
  19. What voluntary accrediting agency monitors quality in respiratory care dpts?
  20. Current JCAHO standards for accreditation emphasize which of the following?
    continual quality improvement
  21. To monitor correctness of respiratory care plans, which of the following should be used?
    care plan auditors and case study exercises
  22. Resp care plans may be monitored by which of the following?
    • (all of the above)
    • -experienced care plan auditors
    • -computerized case study exercises
    • -patient scenarios
    • -comparison of therapist's patient assessment with the department's "gold standard" assessment
  23. What system has the federal government developed to evaluate the quality of care given to Medicare beneficiaries?
    peer review organizations (PROs)
  24. Hospital restructuring and redesign have involved all the following EXCEPT:
    nursing unit having its own admitting and medical laboratory facilities
  25. The effectiveness of the patient-focused care model has been limited by which of the following?
    expense of relocating radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory services to nursing units
  26. What is one advantage that has been shown of respiratory protocols?
    decr in the overordering of respiratory care services
  27. What term is used in current health care that refers to an organized strategy of delivering care to a large group of individuals?
    disease management
  28. Treatment based on careful review of available literature is known as:
    evidence-based medicine
  29. What term is used to describe the work done by a researcher who reviews numerous studies on a single topic and gives more weight to the more rigorous ones before making recommendations?
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Study Guide Eagan's Chapter 2
Quality and Evidence-Based Respiratory Care