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What is the purpose of the nurse practice act?
To protect the public’s health and welfare by overseeing and ensuring the safe practice of nursing. AT THE STATE LEVEL!
How is “diagnosing” defined?
Identification of and discrimination between physical and psychosocial s/s essential to effective execution & management of nursing.
How is “practice of nursing” defined
Diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential health problems.
Boards of Nursing (BON) were created 100 years ago to do three things?
Education of nurses, establish standards for safe practice, Issue license in order to protect the public from unprepared or unsafe practitioners.
What are three additional functions are now carried out by BONs
Impaired nurses program, Remediation of practice issues, Participate in multiple licensure compact
Is Oregon a member of a multistate licensure compact?
Physicians can expand nursing scope of practice by directing a nurse (giving orders) to perform an activity under his/her direct supervision. True or false?
6 reportable behaviors that are considered violations of the nurse practice act
- Being impaired by drugs or alcohol while working
- Stealing from patient including meds. Providing out of scope care
- Falsifying records
- Physical/Sexual boundary issues
- Criminal conduct involvement
Provide basic medical and nursing care such as checking blood pressure and inserting catheters, ensure the comfort of patients by helping them bathe or dress, discuss health care with patients, and report status of patients to registered nurses and doctors
Administer medication and treatment to patients, coordinate plans for patient care, perform diagnostic test and analyze results, instruct patients on how to manage illnesses after treatment, and oversee other workers such as LPNs, nursing aides, and home care aides