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1

Staffing by acuity =

= uses pt classification system

- grouping pts according to specific characteristics; hours of nursing care assigned for pt classification; unique to specific institution

2

How does the manager justify budget?

using the NCH/PPD formula

3

Staffing mix =

= range of types and levels of ability of workforce/indiv.

4

Staffing ratios =

= max # of pts assigned

5

What is the only state that stipulates in law a required minimum RN: pt ratio to be maintained at all times by unit?

California

6

Which state has specific 1:1, 1:2 RN:pt ratio in ICU

Massachusetts

7

Nursing Career Battery Test =

= behavioral inventory designed to assess work-related judgement, work style and disposition, and background experience

given by the DDI

8

Inter-rater reliability is better if interview is?

structured

9

Illegal inquiries =

= age, marital status, children, race, sexual preference, financial or credit status, national origin, religion

10

Performance appraisal =

= important part of management process, used to determine how well employees are performing job (measures actual BEHAVIOR, not intent)

11

Discipline =

vs.

Punishment =

= involves TRAINING, MOLDING MIND or character to BRING ABOUT DESIRED BEHAVIORS

= UNDESIRABLE EVENT that follows UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR - may have - consequences OR can be powerful motivator for change

12

Constructive discipline =

= helps employees GROW, primary focus is to assist employees to be SELF DIRECTED in meeting org. goals

carried out in supportive, corrective manner

13

Destructive discipline =

= use of THREATS or FEAR to control behavior

- employee always alert to impending penalty or termination, arbitrarily administered and either unfair in application of rules in resulting punishment

14

Four Steps in Progressive Discipline

1) V_____ admonishment
2) W_____ admonishment
3) S_______ from work without p__
4) D______

1) Verbal
2) Written
3) Suspension, pay
4) Dismissal

15

Steps in Disciplinary conference

1) State p_____ clearly
2) Ask employee why there has been no i_______
3) Explain d______ action to be taken
4) Describe expected b______ change
5) Get agreement and acceptance of p_____

1) problem
2) improvement
3) disciplinary
4) behavior
5) plans

16

Chemical impairment rate in health professionals vs. general public?

Greater

17

Profile of chemically impaired nurse ->

- personality, behavior chagnes
- job performance changes
- time and attendance changes

18

ANA code of ______ -> obligated to protect pts from harm if see chemically impaired nurse

ethics

19

Resource for chemically impaired nurse =

= DIVERSION PROGRAMS - oversight by state BON

20

Re-entry into workplace after diversion program ->

- day shift for first year
- paired with successfully recovering nurse when possible
- willing to consent to random urine screening with tox or alc. screens