PSA Sample Questions
- Which of the following elements is essential for a properly constructed medical directive?
- General patient/client conditions that must be met before the procedure can be implemented.
- The health care professionals requesting the medical directive.
- A list of administrative approvals from the facility with dates and signatures.
- An RT is randomly selected by the CRTO to provide information about his continuing quality improvement activities. What is a required component to be included in continuous quality improvement?
- A plan to improve the RT’s knowledge, skills or judgement.
- A performance appraisal completed by the RT's employer.
- A certificate of attendance from a recent professional conference.
- Which of the following statements accurately reflects one of the roles of the CRTO?
- To develop, establish and maintain administrative standards for employers of RTs.
- To develop, establish and pass into law, regulations relating to the practice of Respiratory Therapy.
- To develop, establish and maintain programs to ssist individuals in exercising their rights under the RHPA.
- An elderly male patient/client who has a pre-existing diagnosis of dementia presents in Emergency with severe shortness of breath and apparent chest pain. The physician orders an immediate ECG. The RT attempts to explain the procedure but the patient/client does not appear to understand. Which of the following actions should now be taken?
- Delay the procedure until a substitute decision-maker can be located.
- Ask the physician to undertake the procedure.
- Conduct the ECG as per the physician's order.
- An RT holds a certificate of registration with terms, conditions and limitations; one of which prohibits the RT from performing Authorized Act #1. The RT completes a hospital certification program for insertion of a cannula into a subclavian vein and goes on to perform that procedure. Following an incident involving a patient/client, the hospital conducts an inquiry. Although the hospital does not discipline the RT, professional misconduct is suspected and the RT manager submits a report to the CRTO. Why is professional misconduct suspected?
- The RT failed to successfully complete a CRTO approved certification program.
- The RT performed an advanced procedure below the dermis.
- The RT did not perform the advanced procedure under direct supervision.
- What information must be provided to an adult patient/client prior to administering a methacholine challenge test?
- Signs and symptoms of extrinsic asthma.
- The effects of incremental doses of methacholine.
- The various asthma medications and treatments.