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Midterm Healthcare Law and Ethics
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write legibly on all forms and reports.
Caregivers should be sure to:
Patients cannot be turned away.
Emergency rooms are considered vital to public safety. Which of the following statements is true?
is commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act.
The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970:
Places all substances that are regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules
The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 does which of the following?
the employee was dismissed for just cause.
The Court of Appeals, in the text case Stepp v. Review Board of the Indiana Employment Security Division, where the laboratory technician refused to perform chemical examinations on vials with AIDS warnings, found that:
The ___________ of a medication is the processing of a drug for delivery or for administration to a patient pursuant to the order of an appropriately licensed healthcare practitioner.
The physical therapist is running behind schedule and is instructed to move patients through a physical therapy session more quickly. The patient says he needs to go to the bathroom but the therapist informs the 83-year-old patient that he will have to wait until after his 30-minute session. The therapist can be charged with __________ for refusing to allow a patient to go to the bathroom prior to starting a therapy treatment session.
The practice of __________ essentially includes preparing, compounding, dispensing, and retailing medications.
call in the necessary specialist on-call for assistance. If there is no such specialist, the patient should be transferred after stabilizing to an appropriate facility.
When the skills of a specialist are required in an emergency department, hospitals should:
A formal or informal agreement between state nurse licensing boards to recognize nurse licenses from the other state is called:
A ________________ is a registered nurse who has completed the necessary education to engage in primary healthcare decision making.
the trial court properly required the federal government to make an immediate lump-sum payment of future medical damages to the veteran.
A Navy veteran successfully underwent coronary bypass surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. However, he was injured as a result of being left unattended for several hours by nursing personnel in the intensive care unit. The veteran suffered anoxic brain injury following a complication with his endotracheal tube. A lawsuit was filed and the court determined:
not responsible for drugs prepared by an employee unless he knowingly could have prevented injury to the patient.
A solution was prepared by an employee and injected into the patient by a physician. The physician made no examination of the fluid, and the patient suffered permanent injuries as a result of the injection. The court could determine that the physician is:
Both the student nurse and the healthcare facility
A student nurse is entrusted with the responsibility of providing nursing care to a patient. While assisting the patient to get out of bed, the nurse uses incorrect technique and the patient falls, exacerbating his injury. Who is liable in this case?
Following an operation, a patient is bleeding seriously because she was improperly sutured by the physician. The attending physician is not present at the hospital. The nurse is aware of the patient's serious condition and notifies the physician, but does not notify her supervisors. If the patient dies, who is liable?
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