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A coworker asserts: "men always seem to exaggerate pain." The nurse who is thinking critically might ask: 1. "How many male patients have you had?"; 2. "Where did you read that?"; 3. "What evidence do you have for that."; 4. "Who told you that?"
"What evidence do you have for that.";
A student correctly differentiates facts from opinions when the student identifies which of the following as an opinion. (select all that apply)
1. Vital signs can be controlled by nursing interventions.; 4. Respiratory therapists are the best caregivers for interventions within the lungs.
In the ER, the nurse observes that a client is actively bleeding from an abdominal gunshot wound. The nurse assumes that the client is at an increased risk for hypovolemic shock. The nurse bases her viewpoint after viewing the outpouring of frank, red bleeding and reasoning that shock may occur if fluids or blood is not replaced. This is an example of:
4. Inductive Reasoning
During emergency situations, critical thinking enables nurses to: 1. Delay response; 2. Underreact to the problem; 3. Recognize important cues; 4. Meet the physician's needs.
3. Recognize important cues
The difference between the research process and the modified scientific method is that:
1. Decisions are evaluated in each method
6. The nurse knows that the nursing dx of Fluid Volume Excess may be related to altered circulation or an electrolyte imbalance. As a result, the nurse reviews lab results and checks the blood pressure and ankles for swelling in a client who recently had cardiac surgery. What kind of reasoning is the nurse using? 1. Deductive; 2. Scientific Method; 3. Intuition; 4. Inductive
When applying critical thinking to the assessment phase of the nursing process, the nurse will: 1. Continue to clarify with the client what the nurse has planned.; 2. Ask culturally sensitive questions.; 3. Keep goals for the client in mind while interviewing the client.; 4. Ask only open-ended questions.
3. Keep goals for the client in mind while interviewing the client.
When discussing the trial-and-error method of problem solving, it is understood that this method lacks: 1. Precision; 2. Order; 3. Emphasis; 4. Efficiency of time
4. Efficiency of time
Acquiring critical thinking attitude and skills eventually becomes a matter of practice. One way to continue the process of developing critical thinking skills is to: 1. Listen only to views congruent to one's own.; 2. Have someone else made the clinical decisions.; 3. Attend continuing education programs that are in clinical and educational settings that support open examination of all sides of issues and respect for opposing viewpoints.; 4. Establish protocols that apply to every client without consideration for age or culture.
3. Attend continuing education programs that are in clinical and educational settings that support open examination of all sides of issues and respect for opposing viewpoints.
A student nurse has written a care plan to implement with the client today. The instructor reviews the plan with the student and determines that additional preparation is needed because the plan included: 1. A review of implications of culture and values in order to promote health.; 2. A discussion of ongoing needs and plans for home care.; 3. A focus only on knowledge deficits about antibiotic consumption.; 4. A collaboration with physical therapist, dietician, and discharge planner.
3. A focus only on knowledge deficits about antibiotic consumption.
A nurse assesses a client who reports his pain as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. The client refuses any medicine for the pain; however, the nurse observes he is grimacing and holding his abdomen tightly. His blood pressure and pulse are elevated and his wife has stated: "He needs help." The nurse's next best action would be to: 1. Call the doctor to come and examine the client immediately.; 2. Leave the room and let him rest.; 3. Give him the medicine for pain although he does not want it.; 4. Assess cultural health care beliefs about pain.
4. Assess cultural health care beliefs about pain.
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