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52 Cards in this Set

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clinical tasks
tasks performed at the bedside or in direct contact with the patient
computer physician order entry
a computerized program into which doctors directly enter patient orders
person licensed to practice medicine
electronic medical record (EMR)
electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting
doctors orders
The health care that a doctor prescribes in writing for a hospitalized patient
hospital departments
divisions within the hospital that specialize in services
non clinical tasks
tasks performed away from the bedside
nursing station
The desk area of a nursing unit
nursing team
a group of nursing staff members who care for patients on a nursing unit
patient Pt
a person who receives health care
policies and procedures
information such as guidelines for practice and hospital regulations found online or in a manual
a process used to communicate the doctors to the nursing staff and other hospital departments; computers or handwritten requisition are used
recognition that a health care orginization has met an official standard
community health
field concerned with the members of a community with emphasis on prevention and early detection if diease
Home health
equipment and services provided to patients in their homes to ensure comfort and care
supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families
Long term care LTC
a variety of services, often provided in non hospital settings, that help meet both the medical and non medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time
level of care patients would require on the basis of their medical condition
acute care
level of health care generally provided in hospitals or emergency departments for sudden, serious illnesses or trauma
assignment sheet
a form completed at the beginning of each work shift that indicates the nursing staff members assigned to each patient
attending physician
term applied to a physician who admits and is responsible for a hospital patient
long-lasting: describes an illness or medical condition that lasts over a long period and sometimes causes a long term change in the body
full time, acute care specialist who focuses exclusively on hospitalized patients
patient wo receives medical or surgical care whose doctor has written an admission order
interdisciplinary teamwork
Well coordinated collaboration among health care professionals toward a common goal
a graduate of a 1 year school of nursing program who is licensed in the state in which he or she is practicing. provides direct care and functions under the direction of the registered nurse
nurse manager
a RN who assists the director of nursing I carrying out administrative responsibilities and is in charge of 1 or more units
a patient receiving medical or surgical care while registered as an outpatient and whose primary physician has not written an admission order
patient care conference
Meeting of a patient's doctor or resident primary nurse case manager or social worker and other health care professionals for the purpose of planning the patients care
Perioperative services
Department of the hospital that provides care before during and after surgery
registered nurse
graduate of a or 4 year college based nursing program or a 3 year hospital program who is licensed in the state in which they are practicing
shift manager
RN who is responsible for one or more units during his or her assigned shift. May also be called nursing coordinator or charge nurse
staff development
department responsible for orientation of new employees and continuing education of employed nursing service personnel
team leader PCC patient care coordinator
RN who is in charge of a nursing team
nursing interventions. classifications defined as establishing priorities of patient care, usually according to a 3 level model; emergent, urgent, and non urgent
bulletin boards
2 or more boards that may be present on a nursing unit, including one for education and policy changes, and one for personal information for nursing staff
Census board
Whiteboard usually in the nurse's station area on which to report census information including unit remembers admitting doctor's name and the name of the nurse assigned to each patient
Doctors roster on call
Alphabetical listing of names telephone numbers and directory telephone numbers of the physicians on staff
Downtime requisition
A paper order form that is used to process information when the computer is not available for use
dumb waiter
A mechanical device for transporting food or supplies from one hospital floor to another
Label printer
Machine that prints patients labels from information entered into the computer located near the Health Unit coordinators area
Mass communication system
A system that in an emergency can quickly and efficiently deliver messages to tens hundreds or thousands of recipients
Patient call system intercom
Device used to communicate between the nurses station and patients room on the nursing unit
Pneumatic tube system
A system in which air pressure transports to carrying supplies some lab specimens and some medications to and from hospital unit or department
Pocket pager
Small electronic device that when activated by entering a series of numbers into a telephone delivers a digital or voice message to the carrier of the picture
Voice paging system
System by which the hospital telephone operator pages a message for a doctor or makes other announcements the system reaches all hospital areas used only when absolutely necessary to keep noise level down
Workstation on wheels wow
Mobile computer that can be taken to a patient's bedtime allowing nurses and other healthcare professionals the ability to access and enter information into patient records
Code of Ethics
A set of rules and procedures for professional conduct based on the values and ethical standards of an organization or profession
A legally protected right afforded to all patients of having personal and medical information be protected
A system of moral principles the leaves that determine how we make judgments in regard to right and wrong
Informed consent
Doctrine that states that before patients are asked to consent to a risky or invasive diagnostic or treatment procedure they are entitled to restrict certain information.
1 a description of the procedure
2 any alternatives to it and their risks
3 risks of death or serious bodily disability from the procedure
4 probable results of the procedure including any problems with recuperation and anticipated time of recuperation
5 anything else that is generally disclosed to patients who were asked to consent to a procedure
Scope of practice
Legal description of what a specific health professional may and may not do