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Steps of the Nursing Process
Purposes of nursing licensure
Protection of the public
Purposes of the Nurse Practice Act
1. Protection of the health and safety of the citizens in the jurisdiction
2. Protect the title of RN
State board of nursing
Appointed board within each state charged with responsibility to administer the nurse practice act of that state.
Major responsibilities of state boards
1. Grant/renew nursing license
2. Provide disciplinary action when provisions of the act are violated
3. Administer the nursing practice act
License granting and renewal
Granting: done by LSBN
Renewal: every 2-3 years
National Council Licensure Examination, an examination taken by qualified graduates of approved schools of nursing. Graduates successfully taking the NCLEX-RN examination are granted a license to practice as RNs.
Mandatory continuing education
Educational requirements imposed by individual states for renewal of license.
Failure to act in a manner that an ordinary, prudent person would act in similar circumstances, resulting in harm. The failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner is unintentional.
An ethical principle of compassion and patient advocacy, stating that one should do good and prevent or avoid harm.
An ethical principle stating the duty to not inflict harm
An ethical theory stating that he best decision is one that brings about the greatest good for the most people
An ethical duty to tell the truth
The complaining person in a lawsuit; the person who claims he or she was injured by the acts of another
The individual who is named in a person's complaint as responsible for an injury; the person who the plaintiff claims committed a negligent act or malpractice
Failure of a professional to meet the standard of conduct that a reasonable and prudent member of his or her profession would exercise in similar circumstances that result in harm. The professional's misconduct is unintentional.
A participatory form of communication that promotes change
The process of hearing what others are saying with a sense of seriousness and discrimination
An experience in which there is simultaneous arousal of two or more incompatible motives
Unconscious exclusion of extraneous stimili
The data that is meaningful and alters the receiver's understanding
Receiver's understanding of the meaning of the communication
Negative communication techniques
Behaviors that block or impair effective communication
The manner in which one sees reality
Positive communication techniques
Behaviors that enhance effective communication
Causing the person to fear that he or she will be touched without consent
The unauthorized or the actual harmful or offensive touching of a person
A form of defamation caused by written work
An injury to one's reputation caused by spoken word
A medical directive that when properly executed, provides the physician with immunity from claims of negligence or intentional wrongdoing in the patient's death
Use of restaints
The goal when restraints are clinically indicated is to use the least restrictive restraint and only when all other strategies to ensure patient safety have been exhausted. Patients may never be restrained physically or chemically because there is not enough staff to properly monitor them.
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