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What does the patient self-determination act state

every competent adult be informed in writing, on admission to a health care institution, about their rights to accept or refuse medical care and to use advance directives

2

Who creates the regulations in nursing

the state

3

What is the mutual recognition model

allows for multistate licenses

4

To maintain competence in nursing practice, nursing programs and nurses do what

get credential

5

Credentialing includes what

licensure
Certification
accreditation- by state or agencies

6

What is the purpose of standards of care

to protect the public

7

What is the def of informed consent

the agreement on a treatment made by the client after he/she has been given complete information about it. Like alternatives, risks and benefits, and prognosis if untreated.

8

Example of expressed consent

oral or written agreement

9

Example of implied consent

positioning the body for an injection
cooperating with taking vital signs

10

What are the general guidelines for what type of information should be provided to receive informed consent

the diagnosis that requires treatment
purposes of the treatment
what a client can expect to experience
the intended benefits of the treatment
Possible risks or negative outcomes of the treatment
Advans and disadvans of alternative treatments (if possible)

11

What are the major elements of informed consent

the consent must be given voluntarily
the consent must be given by the client or an individual who can understand it
the client or individual must be giiven enough information to be the ultimate decision maker

12

Who cannot give informed consent

minors
unable to give consent like unconscious people
mental illnesses that render the client incompetent

13

What does a signature on a signed consent form confirm

the client gave consent voluntarily
the signature is authentic
the client appears competent to give consent

14

To delegate duties to a UAP the nurse needs to have a good understanding of

the scope of practice for themselves and the UAP

15

What is the definition of neglect

absence of care necessary to maintain the health and safety of a vulnerable person like a child or elderly

16

What is the def of the impaired nurse

a nurse with the inability to perform essential job functions because of chemical dependency on drugs or alc or mental illness

17

Is euthanasia legal in the US

no

18

Touching someone and giving them an IV without consent can be considered

battery and assault

19

What are the Good Samaritan Acts designed to do

protect health care providers who provide assistance at the scene of an emergency against claims of professional neglegence unless theres proof that the help given had harmful intentions or was a gross departure of standard care

20

What is considered an unintentional tort

malpractice
negligence

21

What is considered an intentional tort

assault
battery
false imprisonment
invasion of privacy
defamation

22

It is the responsibility of the nurse to seek clarificaiton of what from the perscriber

orders that seem unnecessary or that are unclear

23

What are some categories of orders that a nurse must question to protect themselves legally

Question any order a client questions
Question any order if the clients condition has changed
Question and record verbal orders to avoid miscommunication
Question any order that is illegible, unclear or incomplete