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MN605 Transition to Practice
Unit 6 Midterm  
Question 1          Currently in the U.S., medical treatments that result in injury or death is a:
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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.
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Question 3         
Medication errors that occur during prescribing, administering, or dispensing are one of the leading causes of malpractice claims against Nurse Practitioners (NP).
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Question 4                          Today, the trend of malpractice suits against NPs in the U.S. are (select all that apply)
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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 :
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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.
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Question 7
Under Tort law, causation refers to:
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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
For someone to claim malpractice the following need to have occurred except:
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Breach of Duty
Financial loss
Question 9
When determining deviation from standard of care, all of the following is considered except:
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Physician preferences
Evidence based practice guidelines
Question 10
A successful malpractice claim against an NP is highly unlikely if (check all that apply) the NP:
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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:
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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.
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Question 13       
Following clinical practice guidelines is one of the best ways to avoid malpractice litigation.
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Question 14       
When a plaintiff proves a malpractice claim in court, the penalties for the defendant are always:
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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.
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