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AHAP is a community in which survey coordinators and other accreditation specialists share the latest tested tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful accreditation programs and achieve professional growth. In this e-newsletter, you'll read helpful tips and timely news items related to accreditation and survey-readiness improvement. Plus, train your staff and yourself with our weekly quiz questions included with clickable answers.

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Issue 49, December 30, 2008

  • Patient identification

    According to NPSG.01.01.03, concerning patient identification related to transfusions, if you are...

Issue 48, December 23, 2008

  • Patient flow

    Which of the following groups are responsible for improving the flow of patients throughout the...

Issue 47, December 16, 2008

  • Medication labeling

    True or false: When unlabeled medications are found, it is safe to use them if you can compare the...

Issue 46, December 9, 2008

  • NPSG.01.03.01

    New for 2009, Goal #01.03.01 focuses on reducing the number of transfusion errors related to...

Issue 45, December 2, 2008

  • NPSG.07.04.01

    True of false: Peripherally inserted central catheters are excluded from NPSG.07.04.01.   True...

Issue 44, November 25, 2008

  • Effective communication

    Lack of good, effective communication is cited as one of the most frequently occurring root causes...

Issue 43, November 11, 2008

  • Environment of Care

    HVA stands for which of the following?       .         .
  • Discharge planning

    True or false: The Joint Commission requires hospitals to provide patients with clear and...

Issue 42, November 4, 2008

  • NPSG # 2

    Goal #02.03.01 requires the hospital to define which tests are “_____ tests.”  ...

Issue 41, October 28, 2008

  • Patient rights

    True or false: Patients have a right to refuse care.   True False

Issue 40, October 21, 2008

  • Patient identification

    According to the 2009 National Patient Safety Goals, patient identifiers must be used...

Issue 39, October 14, 2008

  • Patient Injuries

    What is one of the most frequently occurring causes of patient injuries?   Patients falling...

Issue 38, October 7, 2008

  • Medication management

    When a patient receives the first dose of a new medication, it is __________ to evaluate and...

Issue 37, September 30, 2008

  • Emergency management

    What are four aspects of managing an emergency? System analysis, expert advice, emergency handling...

Issue 36, September 23, 2008

Issue 34, September 9, 2008

  • Patients' Rights

    True or False: Patients have a right to refuse care.   True   False

Issue 33, September 2, 2008

  • Discharge Planning

    The reason for discharge or transfer should be based on which of the following: (Click on an...

Issue 32, August 26, 2008

Issue 31, August 19, 2008

  • Suicide Risk Assessment

    True or False: When the organization identifies a person to be a risk for suicide, it is important...

Issue 30, August 12, 2008

Issue 29, August 5, 2008

  • Medication Labeling

    If a staff member finds an unlabeled medication container containing a clear solution, he or she...

Issue 28, July 29, 2008

  • Plan of Care

    The plan of care should reflect care and treatment provided by: (click on an answer)   nursing...

Issue 27, July 22, 2008

Issue 26, July 15, 2008

  • HIPAA violation

    Which of the following would be a HIPAA violation: Click on an answer   Leaving a computer...

Issue 25, July 8, 2008

  • Final verification

    Where should the final verification occur? Click on an answer   At the location where the...

Issue 24, July 1, 2008

  • Patient information

    True or False: Patients have the right to "opt out" of general census/directory...

Issue 23, June 24, 2008

  • Patient rights

    Which of the following violates the Patient Bill of Rights? Click on an answer   Patients may...

Issue 22, June 17, 2008

  • Plan of care

    True or False: The patient’s plan of care should not be an interdisciplinary tool   True...

Issue 21, June 10, 2008

Issue 20, June 3, 2008

Issue 19, May 27, 2008

  • Patient flow

    True or False: The Joint Commission Leadership Standard addressing patient flow expects that the...

Issue 18, May 20, 2008

  • Sedation evaluation

    Which of the following is untrue? A patient receiving moderate to deep sedation must: Click on an...

Issue 17, May 13, 2008

Issue 16, May 6, 2008

Issue 15, April 29, 2008

  • Suicide Risk

    Which of the following is a true statement? Click on an answer Patient suicide is not a major...

Issue 14, April 22, 2008

Issue 13, April 1, 2008

  • Initial Assessment

    Within how many hours of admission should the initial nursing assessment take place? 12 24 36 48
  • Anticoagulant Therapy

    Which of the following is the strongest reason that patients being treated...

Issue 12, March 18, 2008

  • Patient Falls

    The Joint Commission requires hospitals to measure the success of their falls reduction program in...
  • Patient Assessment

    During admission, which of the following should not be included as part of the patient...

Issue 11, March 4, 2008

  • Medication Reconciliation

    True or False: If you obtain a list of the patient's home medications upon admission, there is no...

Issue 10, February 19, 2008

Issue 9, February 5, 2008

  • Verbal Orders

    According to CMS, within how many hours should verbal orders be signed?

Issue 8, January 22, 2008

Issue 7, January 8, 2008