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NMNC 1110 EAQ 5: Health Care Law
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Which person receives the highest priority for giving consent to perform an autopsy in cases where a medical examiner review is not needed?
The client in writing before death
A client who consented to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) says, "I don't want this treatment." Which response would the nurse use?
"I'll tell the psychiatrist that you don't want ECT."
A 13-year-old girl tells the nurse at the pediatric clinic that she took a pregnancy test and got a positive result. She confides that her grandfather, with whom she, her younger sisters, and her mother live, has repeatedly molested her for the past 3 years. When the nurse asks the girl whether she has told anyone else, she replies, "Yes, but my mother doesn't believe me." Legally, whom would the nurse notify?
Child protective services for immediate intervention
Which is the rationale for performing sponge, needle, and instrument counts in the operating room?
The nurse is responsible for performing sponge and instrument counts as a part of routine surgical standards.
Which acts are classified as intentional torts in nursing practice? Select all that apply. One, some, or all responses may be correct.
Which is the definition of a tort?
An illegality committed by one person against the property or person of another
A client has been placing used insulin needles in a container sealed with heavy-duty tape. Where would the nurse tell the client to dispose of the container?
The local hazardous waste collection site
Which statement by an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) who is assisting the nurse in caring for a group of clients indicates a correct understanding of the UAP's role?
"I will take clients' vital signs after their procedures are over."
Clients with which color triage tag are often referred to as the "walking wounded" in a mass casualty scene?
Which is the most important action the nurse would take in preparation for a lumbar puncture for a child with a tentative diagnosis of bacterial meningitis?
Asking the parents what they were told about the test
A 17-year-old mother is to sign the consent for her son's myringotomy. Which statement would be most appropriate?
"Tell me what you know about this procedure."
The nurse in a hospital skilled nursing unit witnesses a client's spouse vigorously shaking the elderly client who has dementia after the client has had an episode of incontinence. After discussing concerns with the nurse manager, to whom would the nurse report this observation?
Adult Protective Services
Which nursing action is legally required?
Reporting incidents of suspected child abuse to the appropriate authorities
Which is the most appropriate approach for the school nurse to take regarding children who are to be given medications while in school?
Assuring the children that their privacy will be respected
Which definition of assault would the nurse include in teaching a group of parents about child abuse?
Threat to do bodily harm to another person
Which are the elements of discovery of a lawsuit? Select all that apply. One, some, or all responses may be correct.
The depositions of witnesses
Refusing to follow the prescribed treatment regimen, a client plans to leave the hospital against medical advice. Which is it important for the nurse to inform the client of?
The client must accept full responsibility for possible undesirable outcomes.
Which statements meet the criteria for involuntary hospitalization? Select all that apply. One, some, or all responses may be correct.
"I'd like to end it all with sleeping pills."
"The voices say I should kill all prostitutes."
In which instances can an adult give consent for a minor's medical treatment? Select all that apply. One, some, or all responses may be correct.
As the guardian for a ward
As the parent of an unemancipated minor
As an adult for the treatment of his or her minor brother or sister (if an emergency and parents are not present)
Which definition of battery would the nurse include when teaching staff about legal terminology used in child abuse?
The application of force to another person without lawful justification
Which examples mentioned by the nursing student regarding quasi-intentional torts need correction? Select all that apply. One, some, or all responses may be correct.
Which situation would not cover nurses who respond to a mass casualty incident (MCI) for malpractice or negligent lawsuits under the Good Samaritan Act?
Which possible legal complication might the nurse face in a situation in which intravenous (IV) therapy was administered to the wrong client?
Which action by the school nurse would be most important when monitoring an adolescent who has just returned to high school after a suicide attempt?
Speak with the adolescent regarding feelings about returning to school.
Which tort involves intentional touching without the client's consent?
Who is the appropriate authority to provide consent for an unemancipated pediatric client about to undergo a medical procedure?
Either of the child's parents
Which does the nurse understand by the term "regulatory law" as applied to nursing practice?
Reflects the decisions made by administrative bodies such as state boards of nursing
Which is an example of a sentinel event?
A splenectomy is done on the wrong client.
Which legal complication might the nurse face for using a restraint without a legal warrant on a client?
Which is an appropriate action for the registered nurse regarding assisted suicide?
Nurses' participation in assisted suicide violates the code of ethics.
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