Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking MULTIPLE CHOICE 1 The primary purpose of incorporating the nursing process into

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Chapter 12: The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The primary purpose of incorporating the nursing process into the care of patients is to: 1. establish a basis of communication with other nursing staff. 2. maintain compliance with existing national nursing standards. 3. provide structure and organization to the delivery of medical care to the patient. 4. address current health issues, as well as health maintenance and rehabilitation. ANS: 4 The goal of the nursing process is to alleviate, minimize, or prevent actual or potential health problems and direct nursing care, not medical care. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 143 OBJ: 1 TOP: Purpose of the Nursing Process KEY: Nursing Process Step: N/A MSC: NCLEX: N/A 2. The five steps of the nursing process, in the correct order, are: 1. data collection, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. 2. assessment, planning, documentation, intervention, and evaluation. 3. data collection, diagnosis, assessment, planning, and evaluation. 4. history, physical, diagnosis, intervention, and evaluation. ANS: 1 The nursing process is a systematic method of providing care to patients. Each phase is de- pendent on the other phases. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 143 OBJ: 1 TOP: The Nursing Process KEY: Nursing Process Step: N/A MSC: NCLEX: N/A 3. The nursing process is based on: 1. the medical diagnosis of the patient. 2. identified physiological and psychological needs of the patient. 3. standards of nursing care provided by the American Nurses’ Association. 4. orders of the primary care provider. ANS: 2 The nursing process assesses the needs of the patient to establish goals and carry out nursing implementations. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 148 OBJ: 1 TOP: The Nursing Process KEY: Nursing Process Step: N/A MSC: NCLEX: N/A 4. The nursing care plan is initiated by the: 1. primary care provider. 2. registered nurse.
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3. licensed practical nurse. 4. nurse manager. ANS: 2 The LPN/LVN may contribute to the nursing care plan, but the care plan itself must be initi- ated by a registered nurse. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 148-149 OBJ: 2 TOP: Initiation of the Nursing Care Plan KEY: Nursing Process Step: N/A MSC: NCLEX: N/A 5. When a patient plan of care has been written, it: 1. is continually reviewed and evaluated. 2. must be reviewed by the primary caregiver. 3. remains in effect until the patient is discharged. 4. can only be changed by the initiating nurse. ANS: 1 The care plan should reflect the current needs of the patient. PTS: 1 DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: 143 OBJ: 2 TOP: Nursing Care Plan KEY: Nursing Process Step: N/A MSC: NCLEX: N/A 6. The nurse uses palpation for the purpose of: 1. determining areas of tenderness.
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Chapter 12 - Chapter 12 The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking MULTIPLE CHOICE 1 The primary purpose of incorporating the nursing process into

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