- The nurse should place a client who requires protective environment precautions following a stem cell transplant in a private, positive- pressure airflow room. The room air is filtered through a HEPA filter and the airflow rate is set at more than 12 air exchanges each hour. A nurse manager is planning daily work and activities for the unit. Which of the following actions is the nurse manager's priority? Assign client care to staff. - When using the urgent vs non-urgent approach to client care, the nurse determines priority action is to assign client are to staff. This ensures continuity of care and that clients receive prescribed treatments in a timely manner. A nurse manager is planning staff development activities for the unit's new unlicensed assistive personnel Determine the learning needs of the APs A nurse manager is presenting an in- service about preventing readmission of clients due to complications following joint replacement surgery. Which of the following leadership tasks is the nurse performing? Advocacy - The nurse acts as an advocate by promoting and protecting safety for staff and clients by providing information that allows staff to act autonomously. A nurse manager is reviewing the actions a staff nurse took when she observed smoke coming from a wastebasket in a client's room. The nurse manager should verify that the nurse acted appropriately when she performed which of the following actions first? Transported the client to the hallway. - The greatest risk to this client is injury from a fire; therefore, the first action the nurse should take using the RACE protocol is to remove the client from the area of danger.
A nurse manager observes a newly licensed nurse an an assistive personnel (AP) arguing about the failure of the AP to restock unit supplies. The AP leaves the room. Which of the following is an appropriate statement at this time by the nurse manager to the newly licensed nurse? "I would like for you to approach the AP to resolve the problem." - Encouraging face-to-face communication to resolve a conflict is an appropriate action by the nurse manager. A nurse notices a frayed cord attached to an infusion pump in a client's room. Which of the following actions should the nurse take? Report the pump with the frayed cord to the maintenance department. - The nurse should remove the infusion pump from the client's room and report a fraying cord to the department responsible for equipment maintenance and repair. A nurse observes a coworker performing a procedure improperly. Although no harm is done to the client, the nurse is concerned about the coworker's knowledge regarding the proper way to perform the procedure. The initial action the nurse should take is to speak with the coworker privately - The nurse must first fully assess the situation by discussing the observation with the coworker. There may have been a reason for the way the coworker performed the procedure, or the coworker may simply need further information, which the nurse can teach. After assessing the situation, the nurse will better know which course of action to take.
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