Module 1 learning guide

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Learning Guide Module 1- Introduction to Nursing Skills I Chapter 1 and Chapter 7: 1. How would you define nursing? How is nursing defined by various organizations? Nursing is a profession of those who nourish, fosters, protects and who is prepared to care of sick, injured, and aged people. Nursing is a profession that focuses on the holistic person receiving healthcare services and provides a unique contribution to the prevention of illness and maintenance of health. Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups, and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles. 2. What are the four broad aims of nursing? 1. to promote health, 2. to prevent illness, 3. to restore health, 4. to facilitate coping with disability or death 3. Explain the four essential competencies that nurses use to provide safe care. Cognitive skills: capable of thinking about the nature of things sufficiently to "make sense" of the world and to grasp conceptually what is necessary to achieve valued goals Technical skills: skills that enable a nurse to skillfully manipulate equipment in a manner conducive to achieving a desired goal Interpersonal skills: capable of establishing and maintaining caring relationships that facilitate the achievement of valued goals while simultaneously affirming the worth of the participants in the relationship Ethical/Legal skills: capable of conducting one's self in a manner consistent with a personal moral code and professional role responsibilities 4. What does it mean that nursing is a profession? What does it mean that nurses need to exhibit professionalism? Is nursing always portrayed as being professional? Nursing is recognized increasingly as a profession based on the following criteria: -well defined body of specific and unique knowledge,-strong service orientation, -recognized authority by a professional group, -code of ethics, -professional organization that sets standards, -ongoing research, -autonomy (personal independence and the capacity to make moral decisions and act on them) 5. What is the major focus of the following professional nursing organizations? American Nurses Association – ANA:(professional organization for RNs) their primary mission is to be involved in public education, clinical nursing standards, and lobbying state and federal lawmakers to advance the profession of nursing. National League of Nursing – NLN:
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course RNSG 1105 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '11 term at Austin Community College.

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