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Quiz 4 :

Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Technology, and Informatics

Quiz 4 :

Decision Making, Critical Thinking, Technology, and Informatics

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DeLaune and Ladner (2011)have identified some limitations or obstacles to effective decision making that nurses may encounter in various health care settings.Which of the following is not one of these obstacles or limitations?
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A number of different obstacles can intervene in effective decision-making,causing errors in judgment or inaccurate choices.DeLaune and Ladner (2011)defined five criteria that can negatively impact decision-making or problem-solving processes.These five criteria are: 1)choosing decisions that are too broad,too complicated,or lack definition (not choosing decisions that are too narrow or too precise),2)failing to obtain all the necessary information,3)failing to intervene and evaluate the solution or decision appropriately,and 5)jumping to conclusions without examining the situation completely.

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Which of the following is not correct regarding the Leapfrog Group?
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The Leapfrog Group is a voluntary program that targets the role and importance of transparency and easy access to health care information of health care facilities and organizations to the public.The Leapfrog group also provides rewards for hospitals (not all health care facilities)with a proven record of high quality care (not just access to care and services).

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The primary difference between the nominal technique and the Delphi technique is that in the nominal technique:
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In the nominal technique for group decision making,the members are meeting in a face-to-face environment.Some key advantages of the Delphi technique is that it is not held in a face-to-face environment and it can involve a large number of participants,therefore sharing a greater number of ideas.

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Watching and observing others as we perform our tasks or make decisions about particular situations is called:
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A common misconception about ____ is that everyone agrees 100%.
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The National Priority Partnership,created by the National Quality Forum,identified eight priority areas with the greatest potential to reduce harm,eradicate disparities,and remove waste from the U.S.health care system.Which of the following is not one of these priorities?
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Which of the following is not correct about the use of simulation as a means of training nurses in academic and hospital settings?
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Nurse X wants to use a very detailed decision-making tool to show the amount of time required to complete a project from beginning to end.Which tool should she use?
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Group decision making used in health care settings can have both positives and negatives associated with it.Some known negatives or disadvantages are listed below.Which is not one of these known negatives to group decision making?
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What process is used in clinical settings to promote reflective thinking after a situation such as a cardiac arrest or
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There are a number of different types of group techniques that can be used in decision making and choices,especially when applied in health care settings.One of these techniques is called the nominal group technique.The key component of the nominal group technique is that:
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In what group decision making technique are the members not present?
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In what year was Nursing Informatics recognized as a specialization area for registered nurses?
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The National Quality Forum is based on a ____ step approach for health care quality measurement and reporting.
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In the report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System (Kohn,Corrigan,& Donaldson,2000),what kind of technology was recommended as a safe nonthreatening way to teach critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills to nurses in specific settings?
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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)Act has mandated the use of electronic medical records by the year 2015.What is the penalty for non-compliance and not becoming a "meaningful user"?
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Which of the following is not a definition of critical thinking?
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Nurse Q has 12 patients she is responsible for on the orthopedic floor this evening.She "gets a feeling" that she need to check on Mr.Zed in room 437 even though he was fine and sitting up in bed one hour ago when she made rounds.She discovered him on the floor after trying to reach the bathroom and calls for help.What type of thinking was Nurse Q responding to?
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Three types of thinking comprise the decision-making process.Which of the following is not one of these types of thinking?
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What does the acronym PERT stand for?
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