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Fundamentals Exam 2
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If it's not charted, it didn't happen.
If you write an incident report on a negative outcome for a patient, you should always reference the incident report in the patient's chart.
A patient that is of sound mind and the age of majority may refuse care or treatments even if it will lead to the patient's demise.
Which of the following is true about incident reports?
They should be used to drive quality improvement.
The helping relationship between nurse and client consists of 3 phases. These phases are: select all that apply
orientation working termination
A communication tool that nurses can utilize when giving report to the oncoming shift is a _________________?
kardex/shift handoff tool
When communicating with a client, you as the nurse should always assume that the client's age is representative of their developmental level. True or false.
When caring for a client, which of the following tasks would be considered nonverbal communication? select all that apply
remaining silent, maintaining eye contact, holding the clients hand
A client's culture can greatly influence how they communicate both verbally and nonverbally.
When taking care of a client, you as a nurse will utilize multiple channels of communication. These channels of communication include: select all that apply
auditory, visual, kinesthetic
You are caring for an anxious preoperative client. What mind-body practices could you implement as a bedside nurse to help alleviate the patient's anxiety? (Select all that apply)
guided imagery, breathing exercises, massage
Allopathic medicine is the most widely practiced medical system on our planet. True or False.
Before knee surgery, the patient's family requests the patient's limb be cleansed with oil and a prayer be said for taking the patient to the OR. Which statement The nurse to the family is the most therapeutic and accommodating to their request?
no oil, time for prayer
A nurse is precepting a new nurse when caring for a client with anxiety. Which statement by the new nurse would indicate an understanding of thought-based mind body practices.
patient would benefit from guided imagery
For an order to be a valid order, it must include the date and time the order was written.
Putting a leading zero in front of a number less than one is not necessary and can often lead to confusion about how much medicine to administer.
Using the abbreviation MS on an order is OK because everyone knows that MS stands for Morphine Sulfate.
List the six patient rights of safe medication administration.
patient, dose, medication, route, time, documentation
Whenever you see bleeding or low blood pressure, assume that you will need to: