Issues in Nursing : Nursing Course


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You overhear a physician telling a patient you are an incompetent nurse. The legal term for this is:

Slander

Rationale: Slander is any false, malicious or inaccurate statement. This is a situation that should be dealt with through Human Resources or your supervisor. Libel is the same false or malicious information, only in writing.


Your patient's personal medical information must be kept private due to:

HIPAA

Rationale: HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is federal protection against the misuse of people private medical information. Browsing through anyone's medical records, even family, without the necessity relating to your job as healthcare worker can cause you to lose your job and/or license, and end up in jail.


The client's Bill of Rights should be kept:

In a common area where they are visible

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When it comes to a nurse's liability insurance:

Nurses are responsible for getting their own insurance

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The person solely responsible for obtaining the signature on an informed consent is:

The physician

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The following statements is false regarding telephone orders:

Allow an aide to take the order in an emergency situation

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An advanced directive is:

A written document telling a patient's wishes regarding their healthcare

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The following types of staff is able to speak with a family regarding organ donation

All of the above

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Walking out in the middle of a shift could cause a nurse to lose their license due to:

Abandonment

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