Which of the following therorists stressed energy fields in their nursing theory?
In Virginia Henderson's 1966 definition of nursing, a person/client has which of the following numbers of fundamental needs ?
In Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations Model, the focus is on which of the following?
The lowest level of needs in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is which of the following?
Answer: physiologic needs
When nurses assist clients in exploring their lifestyle habits and health behaviors to identify health risks, nurses are most likely to use which of the following models?
Nurses, as they progress in their education, will most likely do which of the following things?
Answer: Learn to develop a personal theory of nursing.
Using Strader's seven-step decision-making process, the nurse needs to first identify the purpose. What must the nurse do next?
Answer: Set the criteria.
When the nurse problem solves and has implemented a solution from several solutions identified, the nurse most needs to do which of the following things?
Answer: Evaluate the effectiveness of the solution implemented.
In the daily practice of nursing, nurses use critical thinking in:
Answer: setting priorities for the day.
Which of the following actions by a practical/vocational nursing student represents the best example of deductive reasoning?
Answer: assessing a client using Maslow's Hierarchy, then defining client's problem in terms of nutrition
Which of the following strategies can most help you as a nurse to enhance your ethical practice and client advocacy?
Answer: examining and clarifying your own values
According to the nursing code of ethics, when working as a nurse and a conflict comes up between your client's needs and what the family and/or the physician wants, and/or the hospital policies, your first loyalty is to the:
You are a student nurse working as a part-time or temporary nursing assistant in a nursing home. The nurse on duty asks you to insert a nasogastric tube in a patient. You have recently passed an examination on putting in a nasogastric tube. Which of the following actions is best on your part?
Answer: Tell the nurse that you cannot legally insert this tube.
When the licensed practical/vocational nurse is checking the physician's orders against the medication record prior to setting up medications, the nurse discovers a medication error made on the previous shift. The nurse reports this error to the supervising nurse. Which of the following persons will need to fill out an incident report?
Answer: licensed practical/vocational nurse who discovered the error
When documenting an assigned client's record during and at the end of the shift, the nurse must keep in mind which of the following facts?
Answer: The chart is a legal document and may be all a nurse has to support care that was given if called to court.
When an LVN/LPN is working for a health-care organization that has professional liability insurance, the nurse needs to base a decision on whether to buy individual professional liability insurance on which of the following things?
Answer: the possibility that the organization could countersue the nurse in a lawsuit
You are the nurse working with an elderly, competent client who refuses a vitamin B injection ordered by the physician. The family insists that this injection be given, and you give it while the client is objecting. Even though the client improves, the client contacts a lawyer. From your knowledge of nursing and the law, you realize that you:
Answer: have committed an act of battery against the client.
When working as a licensed vocational nurse, you determine that your client scheduled for surgery does not understand the physician's earlier explanation of the surgery. The client is asking many questions about the risks and seems worried. Which of the following actions would be best on your part?
Answer: Notify the physician.
The newly licensed practical/vocational nurse begins work on a hospital unit where LPNs/LVNs are allowed to start intravenous fluids. The physician orders intravenous fluids to be started on one of this nurse's assigned clients. Which of the following actions would be most necessary on the part of this newly hired and newly licensed nurse before starting an intravenous on the client?
Answer: Check the hospital policy and check on any certification required.
When a nurse is tried under criminal law, the nurse is being brought to trial by:
Answer: society as a whole.