Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Which is considered an internal disaster.. A computer hacking episode

Which is considered an internal disaster?
A- A patient fall
B- The massive spread of pneumonia
C- A computer hacking episode
D- Unexpected staff absences due to illness

Correct Response: C

A computer hacking episode is considered an internal disaster. It threatens patient privacy of information and the secure ongoing manner of communication within the healthcare facility. Other internal disasters include utility failures, a power outage, workplace violence and a tornado or other environmental threat. A fall is an incident, accident and sentinel event. The spread of infections, like pneumonia, is an infection control concern but not considered an internal disaster. Unexpected staff absences disrupt the facility but they are not considered internal disaster.