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24 Cards in this Set

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What are the SNB's responsibilities? activities? How many members of Board? RN? Consumer?
Responsible for enforcing the nurse practice acts, and publicizes rules and regulations that expand the law. -licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. -9 -4 -5
SNB's definition of nursing?
those functions, including basic health care, that help people cope with difficulties in daily living that are associated with their actual or potential health or illness problems or the treatment thereof, and that require a substantial amount of scientific knowledge or technical skill.
What are independent nursing actions? Give examples of independent nursing?
Actions requiring no supervision or direction by others. Nurses are expected to carry out these skills safely. -The performance of skin tests, immunization techniques, and the withdrawal of human blood from veins and arteries.
What is a dependent nursing action?Give an example?
Require instructions, written orders, or supervision of another health professional with prescriptive authority. -Admission of medications needs a standing order and assumption nurse will monitor effectiveness.
What are interdependent nursing actions?
Where nurses can practice medicine under standardized procedures.
What does the Unlicensed Personnel code essentially mean? What does this include?
Anyone that's not an RN cannot perform their functions when they're gone -Assessment, meds, IV, parenteral/tubes, pt education
Summarize the Good Samaritan Act.
One who acts in good faith outside work shall not be liable for civil damages from the person giving care.
What does the Disciplinary Options code mean?
Nurse will be disciplined if found guilty of an offense by suspension, probation, revoking license.
What does Unprofessional Conduct refer to?
Discipline a nurse or deny application for license for gross negligence, fraud, crimes, breaking the rules..
What are the Standards of Competent Performance?
when a nurse is considered competent by demonstrating ability to follow the nursing process
What are the five elements that must be proven to establish nurse's liability for Negligence? (explain each)
Duty (obligation to injured party), Scope of Duty (did they perform to standard of care), Breach of Duty (care was substandard), Injury (physical, emotional, financial), Causation (breach of duty was
the DIRECT CAUSE of the injury)
Who can a nurse delegate indep/dep nursing actions to? What can you delegate, and what can't you? What must be kept in mind as you delegate?
UAP, RN, NA/CNA, LVN/LPN -data collection, assessment - you cannot delegate your responsibility
What is defamation? Slander vs Libel?
Someone that orally or writes something to injure someone else's reputation. -slander is spoken, libel is written
What is Respondeat superior? What is indemnification?
Employer is liable for negligent act of an employee occuring while the employee is employed under them. -employer sues nurse to recover lost amount
Direct care vs. Indirect care
-Things that a nurse does to or for a patient (also independent actions) -Nurse has someone else carry out an action (delegation)
Give two definitions of Profession. Occupation?
an occupational group with a set of attitudes or behaviors or both. / A calling, vocation, or form of employment that provides a needed service to society and possesses chars of expertise, autonomy, long academic prep, commitment, and responsibility. -what occupies, or engages one’s time; business; employment
What is Flexner's six criteria for a professional?
-intellectual/responsible, evidence based, practical/theoretical, taught through high education, strong internal organization, altruism/public interest
Explain the Advance Practice nurse. What is required for practice?
RN with advanced edu (2-4 years) and practice with more complex duties. -Standardized procedures to practice medicine.
What is Faith community nursing?
intentional care of spirit as part of process of promiting holistic health and preventing illness in faith community.
What is emotional intelligence? What are some qualities that people with EQ have? (5)
Make emotions work for you, guide behavior, and think in ways that enhance results -self awareness, managing emotions, motivating oneself, empathy, ability to manage relationships
Monochronic vs Polychronic: Tasks, Attention, Time Commitments, Context, Commitment, Plans, Promptness
-one,multi -concentrate, distractible -seriously, if possible -low(need info), high(have info) -to job, to people -Adhere, change -emphasize, based on relationships
Monochonic vs Polychronic: Privacy, Borrow, Relationships
-don't disturb others, more concerned with relationships -rarely, often -short, long term
How many work nurses work full time? part time? Gender breakdown? Race breakdown? Number of nurses in US? Majority of nurses work at?
-60% -25% -95% female, 6% male -82% caucasian, 18% non -3 million -hospital, then community health, then ambulatory care
How many nurses in CA? % male nurses in CA? Average age of CA RN? CA New grad? Race breakdown? Problem with getting job in bay area?
290,000+, -18% -47 -27 -59% caucasian -41% non-caucasian(18% filipino) -too many new grads, not enough experienced nurses