Type
Quiz
Book Title
Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals 5th Edition
ISBN 13
978-0132574952

978-0132574952 Chapter 26 Part 1

August 31, 2019
Hebda, Handbook of Informatics, 5/e Test Bank
Chapter 26
Question 1
Type: MCSA
What is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice,
research, and learning?
1. Public health nursing
2. Public health practice
3. Public health informatics
4. Public health research
Question 2
Type: MCSA
Which of the following is considered a major challenge with public health informatics (PHI)?
1. Need to have additional terminals in neutral locations
2. Need to have stronger linkages and interface between and among providers and systems
3. Need to convince health care providers of PHI benefits
4. Need for additional research on PHI effectiveness
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Question 3
Type: FIB
Public Health Informatics (PHI) is distinguished from other information systems and technology by its emphasis
on ____________________ in populations
Standard Text:
Correct Answer: prevention
Rationale : PHI is distinguished from other information systems and technology by its emphasis on prevention in
populations (Yasnoff, O’Carroll, Koo, Linkins, & Kilbourne, 2000, p. 67). The focus on population health is
linked to prevention as opposed to diagnosis and treatment. Public health has a governmental context as public
health nearly always involves linkages to government agencies at the local, regional, national, or global levels.
Global Rationale:
Cognitive Level: Understanding
Client Need: Health Promotion and Maintenance
Client Need Sub:
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
Learning Outcome:
Question 4
Type: MCSA
There are four major principles of public health informatics that are distinguishable from other types of
informatics. Which of the following responses is not considered a principle?
1. Promote the health of populations as opposed to health of individuals.
2. Prevent disease and injury by altering the conditions or the environment putting populations at risk.
3. Should not reflect the governmental context in which public health is practiced.
4. Should explore the potential for prevention of all vulnerable points.
Question 5
Type: MCSA
Which national organization has begun to link public health electronic health records (EHRs) with an
immunization tracking system?
1. NIH
2. CDC
3. ANA
4. AACN
Question 6
Type: FIB
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The _________________________ website has a wealth of information for nurses through fact sheets as well as a
series of scenario-based workshops that are free of charge and can be completed online on topics related to
nursing care and management during a crisis.
Standard Text:
Correct Answer: United States Homeland Security
Rationale : Nuclear attack: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/prep_nuclear_fact_sheet.pdf
Global Rationale:
Cognitive Level: Understanding
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
Learning Outcome:
Question 7
Type: MCSA
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have begun national initiatives to link public health electronic health
records (EHRs) with an immunization tracking system (CDC, 2011). This tracking system is focused on allowing
EHRs of state and local health departments to share data with immunization information systems and integrate
these records with the CDC’s vaccine tracking system. The initiative focuses on communication and which of the
following?
1. The ability to provide reminders, extend resources, and track records
2. The ability to combine data with global initiatives
3. The ability to work in tandem with governmental databases
4. The ability to design public health resources in case of an pandemic
Question 8
Type: MCMA
The Homeland Security website has fact sheets and a series of scenario-based workshops that are free and can be
completed online. Which of the following types of terrorist attacks have concomitant fact sheets on this website?
Standard Text: Select all that apply.
1. Chemical
2. Biological
3. Radiological
4. Nuclear
5. Improvised Explosive Attack
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