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Skills Chapter 1-12
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Licensed Practical or Vocational nurse
Most basic of all the entry-level options for nurses with full times programs lasting from 9 months to 1 year
Associate degree nurse (ADN)
Entry-level education of registered nurses; minimum of 2 years at a community college
Nurse Practice Act
The law in each state that govern's nurse's actions; addresses each level of nursing
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
A national organization specifically for students in health occupations educational programs; membership open to both high school and adult students
Scope of Practice
Limitations and allowances of what can be done as a nurse
When students in ADN, diploma, and BSN programs complete all course work and graduate, they are eligible to take the
Nurses that are educated in hospital-based nursing education programs, of which there are few, are refered to as __________________ nurses.
When students in an LPN or LVN program complete their educational program, they will take the _______________, and after they pass it, they become licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses.
The professional organization for licensed practical/vocational nurses is the ____________________________________________________________________________________.
National Federation of licensed Practical Nurses
Nurses who complete their nursing education at a university, earning a 4- year college degree, are ____________________ nurses.
The purpose of the Clinical Connections in this book is/are to help you
-- Identify actions to take and information to consider when caring for patients
-- Understand your thoughts and feelings about caring for specific types of patients
--Connect what you read in the book with what you will see and do during clinical experiences
Which of the following are concerns when you are providing care for the elderly patients?
These patients often have chronic illnesses, sensory deficits,and multiple medications
When you care for pediatric patients, you must keep in mind that they
-- Have difficulty understanding what is happening and expressing their feelings during procedures
-- Often have no previous experience to prepare them for illness or treatment, so they are frightened
A unique aspect of home health is that
--Fewer supplies and less equipment are available than in a hospital setting
-- The nurse is alone in the home with other health care staff to help make a decisions about care
Which of the following is true of working in long-term care?
--The setting is more homelike
-- You will need to use an easy, calming approach to residents
--Changes in behavior can indicate health problems in the elderly
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