Issues in Nursing : Nursing Course


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When it comes to a nurse's liability insurance:

Nurses are responsible for getting their own insurance

Rationale: Although liability insurance for nurses is not required, it is often recommended, especially in acute care settings. Like doctors, nurses can be sued for their mistakes. Insurance is usually less than 200 dollars a year.


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

All of the above

Rationale: Any licensed staff, with knowledge and training, are able to make themselves available to families to talk about organ donation. This is generally done by the physician on the case, or the charge nurse on the unit, but can be done by any nurse, physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.


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

HIPAA

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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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The following statements is false regarding telephone orders:

Allow an aide to take the order in an emergency situation

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

Slander

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The client's Bill of Rights should be kept:

In a common area where they are visible

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

The physician

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An advanced directive is:

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

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