Unit 1,2,3

  1. what is manager of care
    Nursing includes workers licensed and unlicensed to care for the clients. The RN graduate must delegate aspects of care to nursing personnel according to their educational background and experience and is accountable for that delegation. The RN graduate has the knowledge and skills necessary for decision making and collaborating with other members of healthcare
  2. Provider of care
    RN graduate is accountable to the public for providing clinically competent care to clients across the life span in a variety of settings including acute and long term care.
  3. Member within a discipline
    A nurse practicing within an ethical-legal framework committed to continued learning, development, and professional growth.
  4. Standards of Practice
    6 components of nursing care. This nursing process is the foundation of clinical decision making and includes everything imporant in providing care to clients
  5. Assessment
    Collecting comprehensive data pertinent to patient's health or situation.
  6. Diagnosis
    Analyzes assessment data to determine diagnosis or issues
  7. Outcomes Identification
    RN identifies expected plan individualized to patient of the situation
  8. Planning
    RN develops a plan that gives strategies and alternative to get expected outcomes
  9. Implementation
    RN implements the identified plan
  10. Evaluation
    RN evaluates progress toward goals
  11. Scope of practice
    Defines actions, procedures, etc that are permitted by law
  12. Nursing Practice acts
    Regulate scope of nursing practice and protects public health, safety and wellness. Protection from unsafe nurses. Nursing practice as identified by the ANA is representative of the scope of nursing practice as defined by many states
  13. Health
    State of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not just the absence of disease. Each person has his or her own concept of health.
  14. Wellness
    Helps people care for themselves in a healthy way, it is a physical awareness, stress managment, and self-responsibility
  15. Primary Prevention
    Health education programs, immunizations, physical and nutritional fitness activities. It is seen as true prevention and is for people who are physically and mentally healthy
  16. Secondary Prevention
    for people with health problems or illnesses and are at risk for getting worse or developing complications. The goal is to diagnose and intervene reducing severity and allowing the client to get back to a normal level of health
  17. Tertiary Prevention
    when disease or illness is permanent and irreversible. It is aimed to minimize effects of long term disease or disability by preventing complications and deterioration
  18. Risk Factors
    Any situation, habit, or environmental condition physiological or psychological condition spiritual or other variable that increases vulnerability of an individual or group to an illness or accident
  19. Illness
    A state in which a person physical, emotional, intellectual, social, developmental or spiritual functioning is impaired or dimished. It is not the same as disease
  20. Acute Illness
    sudden onset, very severe, short duration
  21. Chronic Illness
    Persistent, long-lasting, can be serious and life-threatening. From either a pathological process or an injury
  22. Illness Prevention
    Activities that protect clients from potential threats to health, prevention of illness motivate people to avoid health declining or functioning levels declining
  23. What are the role of the nurse in wellness and illness?
    • Promote wellness in all clients
    • Evaluate human responses to psychological and physiological change in primary adult and geriatic clients
    • Analyze common disorders of the human body and its response to deviations from wellness that result in dysfunction
    • Plan for and evaluate common threapeutic modalities which promote wllness, especially teaching regarding health promotion
  24. What are the 3 types of critical thinking?
    • Basic-comcrete based on rules or priniciples
    • Complex-analyzes and examines choices, weigh the benefits and risks, be creative and innovative
    • Commitment-make decisions independently and accept accountability
  25. What are the 5 steps to nursing process
    • Assessment
    • Diagnosis
    • Planning
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  26. Medical Asepsis
    Meant to reduce the number of organisms present and also prevent the transfer of organisms
  27. Chain of infection
    Agent or pathogen, source for growth, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portalof entry to a host, a susceptible host
  28. Universal Precautions
    all body fluid, blood, non-intact skin and mucous membranes. Wear gowns if there is a possibility of getting dirty. Helps prevent the spread of organisms, diseases, and infections
  29. Body substance Isolation
    separating and restricing ill or contagious people. Use of barrier precautions including use of gowns, gloves, maskes, eye wear, and other protective devices or clothing
  30. 5 caring behaviors and what is meant by the term caring
    • Honesty, giving clear explanations, maintaining privac, being the patient advocate, keeping family members informed
    • Caring is the way people think, feel, and behave in relation to one another.
  31. Component of health history and interview
    • Components include emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, physical and developmental.
    • The purpose of hte interview is to gather info about the patient, identify patterns of info about a client's health and illness by collecting data about all health dimensions
  32. Nurses code of ethics
    A set of guiding principles that all members of a profession accept. The ANA established the first code of nursing ethics decades ago. Basic principles remain constant, advocacy, responsibility, accuntability, and confidentiality.
  33. What is the nursing process
    Problem solving, continuous process method utilizing scientific reasoning. Prevent and lessen severity of or recover from illness
  34. Assessment
    Data collection, cluster and validate data
  35. Analysis
    Analyze and interpret data, identify client needs, nursing diagnosis
  36. Planning
    Prioritize, establish client-centered goals, develop expected oucomes, and plan nursing caare
  37. Implementation
  38. Evaluation
    Assess client response as compared to expected outcomes
  39. Subjective
    Patient's verbal description of their health problems
  40. Objective
    Observations or measurments of a client's health status
  41. Signs
    Objective, can be seen and measured
  42. Validation
    Assessment data is the comparison of dataa with another source to determine accuracy
  43. Clustering
    a data cluser is a set of signs or symptoms that you group together in a logical way.
  44. Symptoms
    a feeling, cannot be measured
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Unit 1,2,3
Nursing 111