Establish best practice guidelines for reducing the incidence of UTIs. - Evidence-based practice indicates the nurse should first establish best practice guidelines for reducing the incidence of UTIs in order to have a standard to measure performance.
For an admission assessment, what action should the nurse take to collect subjective data? a. leave client written questionnaire to fill out in private b. allow sufficient time for client to respond c. talk to family to obtain client's hx d. obtain health hx from client's medical record b. allow sufficient time for client to respond A group of providers are participating in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation effort for a client who is in cardiac arrest. Autocratic A home health nurse is caring for a client who asks what is included in a living will. It allows the client to express personal wishes regarding health care decisions A home health nurse is making an initial visit to an older adult client who has COPD and is receiving oxygen. While assessing the home environment for safety, which of the following findings should the nurse recognize as increasing the client's risk for injury? An office chair with wheels at the client's computer desk. - Wheeled chairs create a safety hazard for the client because he may fall while sitting and rising from the chair, especially while managing oxygen equipment. An oxygen tank standing on the floor next to the client's recliner. - The client should always keep the oxygen tank in a rack or stand. Otherwise, it is easy to knock it over and risk sudden decompression and uncontrolled movement of the tank, which could cause injury. A throw rug over vinyl flooring in the client's bathroom. - Covering flooring with a throw rug can increase the client's risk for falls. Immediately following the morning report, a nurse delegates several tasks to the assistive personnel (AP) on the team. Which of the following tasks should the nurse direct the AP to perform first? Obtain the morning blood glucose fingersticks. - Obtaining the morning fingersticks is the most important task listed. Clients who require insulin must have this measurement performed and have their insulin administered prior to eating breakfast.
A newly licensed nurse is preparing to perform a procedure that she has not performed before on a client. What resource is appropriate for the nurse to consult? The policy and procedure manual for the unit - Although the other sources listed may be able to offer pointers and suggestions, the newly licensed nurse cannot be certain that the other sources will describe the procedure in accordance with hospital policy. The only resource that will provide this information is the policy and procedure manual. A nurse administrator's leadership and management skills are highly regarded by the staff. One reason the nurse administrator is so highly regarded is the because of his actualization of the concept of justice, which he enforces by scheduling staff so that each person works two holidays a year.
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