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How many types of nurses are there? lpn rn advanced practical nurse clinical nurse what else?
lpn is one year program
rn is either associates or bachelor phd
nureses are employed everywhere hospice hospital schools prisions doctor offices insurance companies enterepuerors, what else?
health department infection control military industrial places etc
whats the difference b/t doc or medicine and doc of Osteopathy?
holiestic ... how the organs relate to the muscular/skeletal system
what is maslove and how's that tied in to nursing?
basic needs:
physiological sleep food etc
safety security
love belonging
esteem self esteem
self actualization ... can't get here w/o the other needs being met. so the nurse has to see to it the client's needs are met to reach self
there are professional groups for doctors and nurses. Biggi for doctors is AMA. whats the biggy for nurses?
ANA.. American Nursing Ass.
lobbiest group but not as powerful as could be b/c there are other orgs people join, ANA is $$$. Promotes professional development, works to improve standards of health care, promotes the intrests of nurses...protects the profession
there are other professional nursing orgs like Nat league for Nurses. what does this do?
accredits schools entirely volunteer and costs $$$ so our school doesn't participate w/ it
whats the pass fail rate at TVCC on NCLEX tests?
100% pass rate so far!
what is the AACN?
american ass. college nurses it credates too
whats the ICN?
international Counsil of Nurses:
powerful international base
seeks higher status for nurses
works to improve standards for nursing practice
what is NAPNES
nat ass for practical nurse education and service
JPN is their offical magazine
do you need a liscence to practice nursing? do you have to have gone through a school to take the test?
you need a liscence to practive as a nurse etc
you have to have gone to a school to sit for these tests
states team up with other states why? I think its called receprosity
so nurses with liscences don't have to get re liscenced in the next state to work there. Idaho has teamed with Utah for example
who dictates what is taught at a school?
curriculum is mandated by the state board of cirriculum but its up to the schools to decide how the information is presented
ANA recognizes different levels of education for a nurse. ANA recognizes the bachiloriate level, not associates... more
ANA says every nurse will have a bacheloriate not a diploma school
what was a diploma school?
like what Vickie went to, long ago concept for getting a nursing degree, a 3 year program. they were located at hospitals but all this closed down in 1965 after ANA made their famous statement
Nurse Practice Act. its the law. outlines scope of practice for nurses, what we may or may not do
disiplinary actions. what else?
its the nurses job to know the state's practice act. the good samaritan act applies when your not on the job. but when your on the job, you have to know the laws
what is the ANA definition of nursing?
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the diagnosis and treatment of the human response to health and illness. this means we are not practicing medicine!
there are trends in nursing
prevention in disease
like immunization
infection control
education
what else?
there is community education
like cpr classes, diabetes classes, goal is to prevent re hospitalizaton
what is holistic care?
taking care of the whole person
what is the medical model?
increased autometry for the nurse, becoming more independent, doing physcial assessments, etc
there has been an increase in political activity for nurses...increased involvement w/ health care reform...ex. ?
wearing gloves b/c of aids
nurses used to not have to wear gloves...see gloves are expensive!
other trends in nursing is technology... huge here. computer charting, other systems, even robotics. what does social/demographic/cultural diversity have to do with anything here?
different medications for different groups of people
ex. hispanics have high diabetes. other trends is our world is becoming a consumer oriented society, customer service, hospitals now advertise!!!
what are the basic needs again?
a pyramid, at the very bottom
physical needs,
safety needs next
love belonging
esteem, self esteem
self actualizaton
in a hospital setting, which need should be addressed for a patient. his need for love or need for oxygen?
nurses have to stat at the bottom of the maslov pyramid and work up for the patient
so some needs are more important than others b/c ...
the patient can die if they aren't addressed fast
what is negilgence?
failure of a professional to act in a responsible and prudent manner...a type of negliegnece
what is assault?
threatening to touch w/o consent
battery: is
unauthorized touching
what is false imprisonment and how is this to do with a nurse?
unlawful restaint (rails) or detention of a client
what is invasion of privacy?
interference w/ one's personal life ... making public private affairs either health or history or etc
what are some most freq. allegations of nurse negligance?
failure to ensure patient safety
improper treatment or negligence
failure to monitor the patient and report sig. findings
meds errors
failure to follow agency policies/procedures
what is evidence based practice?
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yeilds procedures from policy as a result from
research
experts
best outcome
what is the no. #1 priority for the nurse in regards to patients?
patient safety is the no. 1 thing
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we can be sent home from clinical for not being safe
ex. bed not down
side rails not up
call light not in reach
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Never leave bedside with bed up and rails down!
in a hospital setting, which need should be addressed for a patient. his need for love or need for oxygen?
nurses have to stat at the bottom of the maslov pyramid and work up for the patient
so some needs are more important than others b/c ...
the patient can die if they aren't addressed fast
what is negilgence?
failure of a professional to act in a responsible and prudent manner...a type of negliegnece
what is assault?
threatening to touch w/o consent
battery: is
unauthorized touching