Issues in Nursing : Nursing Course


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An advanced directive is:

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

Rationale: These are used in the event that a patient is too ill to verbalize what treatments they do and don't want to sustain their lives. These commonly discuss things such as feeding tubes, breathing tubes and life support.


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

Abandonment

Rationale: Leaving ill patients during the middle of a shift is considered abandonment. Regardless of how frustrated, low-staffed, etc, you can lose your license or be punished by the state board of nursing for such action.


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

All of the above

Rationale:

The following statements is false regarding telephone orders:

Allow an aide to take the order in an emergency situation

Rationale:

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

HIPAA

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The client's Bill of Rights should be kept:

In a common area where they are visible

Rationale:

When it comes to a nurse's liability insurance:

Nurses are responsible for getting their own insurance

Rationale:

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

Slander

Rationale:

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

The physician

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