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When differentiating between slander and libel, the nurse knows that libel:
When developing a unit-based action plan, what would the nurse manager need to do first?
When developing a unit-based action plan, the nurse manager would need to include which factor in making decisions for implementation?
When determining the basis for conflict, interpersonal sources as the basis would include which of the following?
When delegating care to a UAP for a patient in wrist restraints, what is the correct procedure to be followed by the UAP?
When caring for a patient who requires comfort and attention, the student nurse understands that in the “NCLEX hospital,” the nurse must do which of the following?
When can a nurse detain a client by using restraints?
When calculating for staffing needs, what should be considered?
When assessing an ethical issue, the nurse must first:
When applying restraints on a patient with an endotracheal tube who is on a ventilator, the nurse understands that they are placed to protect the patient from self-extubation. Which of the following must occur when the restraints are applied?
When applying for a management position, the nurse should ask about the goals and plans of the hospital. Strategic plans must be developed around:
When analyzing the sources for conflict, the nurse manager may identify which of the following as one of the most likely sources?
When an organization performs a strategic analysis, it is looking for ways to address the competition. Which environmental factor influences their decision making? Select all that apply.
When a nurse manager leads a group meeting, which of the following guidelines should be practiced?
When a nurse manager leads a group meeting, which of the following guidelines should be practiced?
What step in the employment process may have been omitted when the staff appears to be nervous and overly cautious around a new nurse manager?
What retention strategies should the nurse manager use when working with a new orientee?
What methods can the nurse manager use to address horizontal violence in the workplace? Select all that apply.
What methods can administration use for the prevention of workplace violence?
What is the nurse manager’s primary role in a new nurse’s orientation program?
What is the disadvantage to the institution in using external agency nurses?
What is the best method for hospitals to track patient satisfaction?
What is the best advantage to preference scheduling for nurses?
What is the advantage to the institution in using external agency nurses?
What is a recommendation from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for prevention of violence in the workplace?
What factors are primarily used when quantifying patient care required and staffing needs?
What does it mean to create a legend in the organization?
What area is included when risk management explores the prevention of accidents, injuries, and errors?
What are some tools available for the nurse manager to use for conflict resolution? Select all that apply.
Upper-level managers are responsible for the management of the nursing organization of the institution. What activity would the nurse expect to see only from an upper-level manager?
Universal strategies to use in the presence of escalation of a potential violent situation include which of the following?
Unique attributes of nurse managers when supervising staff include which of the following?
Travel nurses have become very popular, especially among single, unattached nurses. Which of the following is an advantage of contracting with a travel nurse to the agency?
Throughout their careers, nurses are in an ongoing state of acculturation, gaining experience from formal nursing school classes, clinical experiences, and the ethical issues they encounter in their clinical practice. The ideal outcomes of these ongoing experiences with cultural decision making include: (Select all that apply.)
The nurse would identify which action as a strategy that represents a fiscal responsibility in clinical nursing practice?
The nurse manager receives a telephone call from an RN saying she will be late because of traffic due to an accident. The charge nurse needs to make arrangements for the care of that nurse’s team of patients until her arrival. What is the best action to take to ensure the management of those patients until the RN arrives?
The nurse understands that which of the following patients would be covered under the federal Medicare program? Select all that apply.
The NCLEX-RN exam is a computerized adaptive test (CAT) that tests for minimal competency. To be successful on the exam, what must occur?
The nurse is working with an LPN and a UAP to care for five patients. Which of the following is considered negligence when delegated to the UAP by the RN?
The patient satisfaction survey can influence strategic planning by using which factors? Select all that apply.
The NCLEX-RN exam is designed to judge the candidate’s ability to perform at the minimal standards for safety as an RN. When a new graduate gets the results, they understand which of the following?
The nurse manager is responsible for ensuring that all nurses are licensed and that they are properly renewed. When a nurse’s license is being investigated for possible disciplinary action, the nurse manager must take which of the following actions?
The nurse’s progression from novice to expert is usually encouraged by the organizations for which they work. Which of the following is an example of a method used to encourage nurses to progress in their level of experience?
The nurse is working with an LPN and a UAP to care for five patients. Which of the following is considered negligence when delegated to the LPN by the RN?
The NCLEX-RN CAT exam tests the new graduate on critical thinking skills. Which level of questions does the student want to see most when taking the exam?
The National Patient Safety Goals of The Joint Commission (TJC) are established goals to reduce the risks for injuries to patients and provide a safe environment. Which practice has been instituted as a result of these goals established by TJC?
The nurse working the night shift has concerns about the safety of the unit. What would cause security concerns for this nurse?
The overall purpose for strategic planning in an organization includes which of the following?
The nurses are complaining about how busy they are this shift. The charge nurse must do which of the following to ensure the safety of the patients and staff for this and future shifts?
The nurse understands that the patient who would most likely not qualify for admission to the hospital in today’s health care climate is the patient with a(n):
The nurse manager works regularly with a nurse who has recently gone through a custody battle with her ex-husband. The nurse manager has become concerned about some of the changes in appearance of the nurse. One evening the nurse comes to work and seems “giddy” and is acting inappropriately. The nurse manager understands that she must take which of the following actions?
There are three levels of management in nursing. Which action by the nurse would indicate the nurse is a first-line nurse manager?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations that coordinates international public health care. Which are examples of care delivered internationally as a result of the work of WHO? Select all that apply.
There are four major types of staffing plans. The mixed method of staff planning refers to which of the following?
There are four major types of staffing plans. The decentralized method of staff planning refers to which of the following?
The Patient Self-Determination act allows for refusal of care. Which of the following situations illustrates a patient’s right to refuse care?
The third phase of the performance appraisal process is using the evaluation results. The nurse and nurse manager can set goals for improvement. Which of the following evaluation tools should be designed during the third stage of the performance appraisal process?
The process of determining daily staffing incorporates which factor?
The use of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) was initiated by federal Medicare and private insurers to reduce health care costs. Which situations demonstrate the potential effect this initiative has had on clinical nursing practice?
There are three steps to conflict management: determining the basis, analyzing the source, and conflict resolution. Which of the following may be the most likely source for conflict between a patient and the health care provider in the workplace?
The strategic plan of an organization includes all stakeholders of the organization, including nurse managers. Which explains the benefit of including nurse managers in developing plans for the organization?
The nurse who admits making a medication error and immediately files an incident report is demonstrating:
The nurse is caring for a patient with heart failure resulting in irreversible kidney damage who decides to go home to die rather than accept hemodialysis. The nurse understands that the patient is practicing which ethical principle?
There are four major types of staffing plans. The self-scheduling method of staff planning refers to which of the following?
Three illegal immigrants with no health insurance or money sustained life-threatening injuries during an automobile accident. Two of these individuals had head trauma and lacerated internal organs. The decision was made to provide extended care in the trauma center after emergency surgery was performed to save their lives. The third individual received only minor injuries, which were treated in the emergency department. The care of the two critical clients was based on the ethical principle of:
There are four major types of staffing plans. The centralized method of staff planning refers to which of the following?
There are four major types of staffing plans used in the hospital setting. The primary advantage of self-scheduling is which of the following?
The second phase of the performance appraisal interview is the participation. It is important for the nurse manager to do which of the following first during this phase?
Physical restraints are only allowed when the patient is at risk to themselves or others. Which of the following does the nurse understand about the use of restraints?
Most organizations provide assistance to employees with problems that can affect their work performance. They provide assistance with issues ranging from financial issues to personal relationship issues. Which of the following best describes these programs?
On a nursing unit all assigned breaks including lunch/dinner breaks are assigned at the beginning of the shift. A nurse caring for a patient with anemia and heart failure prepares to hang a unit of packed red blood cells and realizes her break is in 5 minutes. She decides it is not necessary to have another nurse check the blood against the patient’s information since the patient’s blood type is O+ which she incorrectly remembered to be the universal donor. She hangs the blood, noting the patient is “reading and vital signs normal.” She leaves the floor for her break and does not report leaving or ask anyone to perform required vital signs. Upon returning she meets a family friend who is visiting and time “just flies.” She returns to the patient’s room after admitting a new patient. The patient is hypotensive and color is cyanotic and anxious. She reports the findings to the charge nurse, who then contacts the physician. A blood reaction occurrence is noted. The nurse providing care is charged:
Nurses are responsible for delivering safe appropriate care. If a patient is erroneously accessed for a prothrombin time instead of his roommate, the nurse is obligated to do which of the following?
Nurse managers are included in strategic planning for the institution because of which principle?
Peer reviews are frequently included in the overall employee performance appraisal. What values are attributed to the peer review?
Most institutions use one or more types of future scheduling in their planning. Which of the following provides advantages for the organization’s scheduling policies?