YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER The costs of hospitalization are minimized. The patient is more satisfied with care. The nurses are more satisfied with their jobs. The hospital is not subject to financial penalties. 50. Which proposed practice change is directly patient-centered? YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER Implementing a process where patients are provided information needed for decision-making Providing care providers with access to the latest evidence-based practice literature Developing an electronic medical record easily accessible by providers and patients Educating patients about the requirements and responsibilities of the Affordable Care Act 51. A clinic recently started using electronic medical records instead of paper documentation.
From a patient's perspective, what is a possible outcome of this change? YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER Patient concern about privacy of medical records Inability of patient to move record manually Reduced care coordination due to lack of continuity-of-care between subspecialists Decreased cost for the patient 52. An advanced practice nurse is working in a clinic that serves a low-socioeconomic community. The clinic has considered increasing their use of telemedicine, such as direct assess to providers via email or videoconferencing. What should be considered before instituting the change, given the clinic's patient population demographics? YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER Patients of the clinic may not have access to the technology required to utilize services. Patients should be surveyed to see if they have interest in the change. Patients should be taught how to access the Internet and should be charged for the service. A tabulation of the number of illiterate patients should be calculated. 53. An 18-year-old patient with Type 1 diabetes is being placed on an insulin pump for the first time since being diagnosed at age three. The advanced practice nurse wants to highlight the benefits of this change. What are some of the positive consequences of this therapy change? YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER With insulin pumps, multiple daily injections of insulin are no longer necessary, and diabetes management is simplified.
YOUR ANSWER CORRECT ANSWER Insulin pumps are less expensive than multiple daily injections. Insulin pumps are less likely to cause weight gain in the patient than daily injections. Insulin pumps are less intrusive, as they are implanted under the skin and are not visible under clothing. 54. A 58-year-old male patient was diagnosed with colon cancer two months ago. After reviewing additional tests, the doctor informed the patient that the cancer has spread to his urinary track system. The patient has no support system. How will the change in diagnosis affect the patient?
- Spring '17
- Nursing, PDSA