What is : in health care is "an approach to the continous study and improvement of the process of providing healthcare services to meet the needs of patients and others.
Continous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Continous Improvement (CI) and
Total Quality Management (TQM)
are synonymous terms for :
What is a generic term used to describe all types of groups that provide health care services?
Health Care Organizations
TJC stands for
The Joint Commission
JCAHO stands for
Joint Commission on the Accrediation of Healthcare Organizations
Who is the not for profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care in health care settings
TJC (the joint commission)
What is the result of the performance or lack of performance of a process
____provides standards of measurement
_____ involvesthe systematic collection and review of quality assurance data
Quality assurance focuses on performance measurement, which is based on the comparrision of processes with outcomes to quality indicators, the measurable dimension of quality that defines what is to be monitored
A ___ plan integrates quality assurance quality control, and assessment into a complex, system wide improvement program revolving around the healthcare organizations missions and goals
CQI (continuous quality improvement)
What does ACR stand for?
American College of Radiology
What does AAPM stand for?
American Association fo Physicist in Medicine
A ____ is an audit mechanism is an integral part of the plan
Before the process of quality improvement can be implemented standards must be developed by which one can compare, evaluate, and establish quality control
WHat does NRC stand for?
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
What Federal Agency was created ina s a result of Congress passing legislation to divide the Atomic Energy Commission that since 1954, had been managing the nations
NRC _ nuclear regulatory commission
The mission of the ___ is to ensure adequate protection of the public health and safety, the common defense and security, and the enviroment in the use of nuclear materials in the US
The use of radioisotopes in brachytherapy and the cobalt for external treatments fell under the regualtion of the
What agency was established to consolidate into one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard setting, and enforcement activitys to guarantee protection of the enviroment
THe ___ mission is to protect human health and safeguard the natural envirment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends
The ___ is involved with regualtion of the disposal, storage, and handling of nuclear waste materials as it relates to enviromental protections issues (seed implants, sources, etc)
What does OHM stand for?
Office of Hazardous material
____ mission is to save lifes, prevent injuries, and protect the health of American workers
To ensure safe & healthful working conditions for working conditions for working men & women the US Congress passed the ______ Act of 1970
Occupational SAfety & Health Act
_____also sets standards for exposure to cadium & lead which primarly covers industrial work enviroments, but these standards apply to mold rooms, where Cerrobend (Shielding) block is constructed in radiation oncology
What is another name for Cadmium?
THe first agreement state was established in _____
Section 274b of the atomic energy act of 1954 provides a basis for the NRC to relinish to the states portions of it regulatory by-product materials (radioisotopes), souce materials (uranium, thorium) an certian quantities of special nuclear materials
Currently there are ____ states in agreement
The Professional Practice standards are divideded into 3 sections:
which one defines activites related to the care of patients and the delivery of procedures and treatments
Clinical Performance Standards
The Professional Practice Standards are divivded into 3 sections:
which one includes the activities of the practioner inthe technical area of performance involving equipment safety and TQM
Quality Performance Standards
THe Professional practice standards are divided into 3 sections:
which one defines activites in the areas of education, interpersonal relationships personal and professional self-assessment, and ethical behavior
Professional Performance standards
What is the totality of features and characterics of a radiation therapy process that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs of the patient
What is the all those planned or systematic actions neccessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality
All aspects of the radiation therapy process must be routinely and continously measured, the results analyzed, and corrective action taken as required to ensure quality patient care.
This tpye of review is referred to as a:
_____ is defined as the operational techniques and activites used to fulfill requirements for quality
Measurements of the patient outcomes is required by the ___?
An ____ ____ measurement tool used to evaluate an organization's performance.
The TJC has replaced the term quality assurance with terms such as ______ or ______.
What does TQm stand for?
Total Quality Management
What is a group consisting of all staff employees in radiation oncology who come in contact with the patient and/or family members throughout the course of radiation treatments
Radiation Oncology Team
What is a pictorial representation of the steps necessary in a process.
What are those activites considered to be of the most importance in providing healthcare services
Aspect of Care
_____ is a system wide set of methods and tools for improving a process by emphasizing speed and efficiency
_____ focuses on improving the process through precision and accurancy, with the elimination of defects
QA Simulator Tolerances
Gantry / Collimator
Table Verticles & Longitudinal motion
QA of Medical Accelerators
xray output constancy
Electron out put constancy