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The nurse is conducting an initial nursing history of a client who is experiencing pain related to bone cancer, the most imp. info to gather in this initial assesment is?
a. nurse's physical assessment of the client
b. amt of pain meds the client is taking
3. client's self reporting of her pain experience
4. family's response to the client's illness
3
A 16yr old is brought by her parents to the outpt clinic for treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease. While the nurse obtains a history the client says bitterly, "My parents are mean and don't really care about me." Which of the following responses by the nurse is best?
1."You feel your parents don't care about you?"
2. "your parents brought you to the clinic, didn't they?"
3. "I am sure that your parents have your best interest at heart"
4. "Did you have a disagreement with your parents?"
1
A pt tells you that her urine is starting to look discolored. If you believe this change is due to meds which of the following pt's meds does not cause urine discoloration?
1. Sulfasiazine
2. Levodopa
3. Phenolphthalein
d. Aspirin
d
All but one are concepts of informed consent
a. it must be voluntary-w/out coercion or force
b. pt must be competent
c.knowledgeable info should be provided
d.it must be signed right after admin of pre-ops meds
d
The following concepts of liability negligence are true, except?
a.deviation from standard of care is established
b.duty is owed to the nurse
c.financial, physical and emotional harm is established
d. direct cause for failure to meet standard of care clearly established
b
The following are elements of felony except?
a.there must be an act of ommission
b.such act or omission must be done voluntarily
c.such act may be done with or without intent
d. such act or omission is punisable by law
c
Which of the following statements about the Nursing Practice Acts are true?
a. these acts are not effective in the supervision or revocation of licensure of erring nurses
b.these acts have been authorized by the accredited national nurses organization
c.these acts usually define the scope of nursing practice
d. these acts describe the differences btw a RN and a practical nurse
c
Which of the following best describes the action of the nurse who documents her nursing diagnosis?
a.she documents and charts it whenever necessary
b.she can be accused of malpractice
c. she does it regularly as an important responsibility
d.she starts it only when the pt. is acutely ill
c
When nursing care falls below the standard of care, it is known as which of the following?
a. tort
b.libel
c.slander
d.malpractice
Which of the following best describes a private or civil wrong or injury for which the court provides monetary damages?
a.tort
b.negligence
c.malpractice
d.misdemeanor
Which of the following refers to the ability to form an opinion or draw sound conclusions?
a.competence
b.judgement
c.responsibility
d.morals
Which of the following best describes intentional touching without consent?
a.libel
b.slander
c.assault
d.battery
To correct mistakes while charting, the nurse should?
a.completely erase the mistake
b.mark one line clearly through the mistake
c.scribble small circles completely across the mistake
d. Use white-out to cover the mistake
Which of the following is NOT a contributing factor to pressure ulcer formation?
a.Anemia
b.malnutrition
c.ethnicity
d.obesity
Which of the following terms may be defined as a state of intense emotional upset or disequilibrium that requires an individual or a group to mobilize new resources or master new skills to maintain equilibrium or homeostatis?
a.crisis
b.stress
c.anxiety
d.general adaptation syndrome
Which of the following terms may be defined as a stimulus, life event, or set of circumstances causing a disrupted response that increases the individuals vulnerability to illness
a.stress
b.anxiety
c.homeostasis
d.crisis
Which of the following best describes a defamation of character which is presented orally?
a. Libel
b. slander
c. assault
d. battery
Which of the following best describes a defamation of character which is made in writing?
a. Libel
b. slander
c. assault
d. battery
Abortion, Euthanasia and assisted suicide are all examples of?
a.ethical issues
b.code of ethics
c.fidelity
d.autonomy