Chapter 181. How has technology impacted communication?
The information revolution has changed both the form and the format of communication. Before
the advent of the telephone, people communicated through the written word. Today the whole
1. What are the differences between a Theory and a Model?
A theory refers to a speculative statement involving some element of reality that
has not been proved. The goal of a theory is to describe and explain a partic
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you
remember. Skip the missed dose if it is
almost time for your next scheduled
dose. Do not take extra medicine to
make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical
1. What are some paradigm shifts that influence nursing? (Paradigm: a
theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made
or thought about; model or pattern)
Health care reforms that will increase avai
Week 6Discussion Questions
Chapter 111. List traits that leaders possess.
High level of intelligence and skill, self-motivation and initiative, ability to
communicate well, self-confidence and assertiveness, creativity, persistence,
stress tolerance, will
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AMB (signs and symptoms seen when improvement occurs:
Time Limit (within):
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Dudek Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice (Chapter 12)
The goals of nutrition and physical activity for children are to promote optimal physical and
cognitive development, a healthy weight, an enjoyment of food, and a decreased risk of chronic
Dudek Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice (Chapter 13)
Adulthood represents a wide age range, from young adults at 18 years to the oldest old. Adults
over 50 years, and especially those over 70 years, have different nutritional needs than do
Dudek Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice (Chapter 14)
The prevalence of obesity has climbed in both men and women; in all age groups; and in all
racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Extreme obesity (BMI 40) is increasing at a faster rate
CHAPTER 18 DOCUMENTING AND REPORTING
Documentation and oral reporting are the two broad concepts to which all other concepts in
this chapter are linked; healthcare professionals rely on these two methods of communication to
coordinate patient care.
CHAPTER 23 PROMOTING ASEPSIS AND PREVENTING INFECTION
WHY MUST NURSES KNOW ABOUT INFECTION PROCESSES?
Protect patients from healthcare-related infections
Meet professional standards and guidelines.
Protect yourself from diseases. You must know how to avoi
GERONTOLOGY CHAPTER 21 (DIGESTION AND BOWEL ELIMINATION)
Indigestion, belching, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight gain or loss, and
flatulence are among the bothersome problems that increasingly occur, even in the absence of
GERONTOLOGY CHAPTER 22 (URINARY ELIMINATION)
EFFECTS OF AGING ON URINARY ELIMINATION
One of the greatest annoyances is urinary frequency, caused by hypertrophy of the bladder
muscle and thickening of the bladder, which decreases bladder ability to expand
CHAPTER 34 SLEEP AND REST
ABOUT THE KEY CONCEPTS
Rest is a condition in which the body is inactive or engaging in mild activity, after which the
person feels refreshed. People rest by doing things that they find calming and relaxing.
Sleep is a cyclically
CHAPTER 25 FACILITATING HYGIENE
HYGIENE AND SELF-CARE
Hygiene describes activities involved in maintaining personal cleanliness and grooming.
Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as taking a bath or shower, washing hair, or brushing and
GERONTOLOGY CHAPTER 14 (NUTRITION AND HYDRATION)
NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS
Quantity and Quality of Caloric Needs
One of the most significant differences in nutrient requirements among people of different ages
involves caloric intake. Several facto
CHAPTER 24 PROMOTING SAFETY
IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY
Safety is a basic human need, second only to survival needs such as oxygen, nutrition, and
A contribution of nursing to patient safety, in any setting, is the ability to coordinate and
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Stress is an emotional and physiological response to a stressor.
Hans Selye recognized the impact of stress on the body.
Stressor: a factor that places a demand on the body necessitating an adapt
N295 ch 6
1. A woman has come to the clinic to seek help with a substance abuse
problem. She admits to using cocaine just before arriving. Which of
these assessment findings would the nurse expect to find when
examining this woman?
N295 ch 10
1. When evaluating a patients pain, the nurse knows that an example of
acute pain would be:
Low back pain.
Acute pain is short-term and dissipates after an injury h
N295 ch 8
1. When performing a physical assessment, the first technique the nurse
will always use is:
The skills requisite for the physical examination are inspection,
N295 ch 2
1. The nurse is reviewing the development of culture. Which statement is
correct regarding the development of ones culture? Culture is:
Genetically determined on the basis
of racial background.
Learned through language
N295 ch 7
1. As a mandatory reporter of elder abuse, which must be present before
a nurse should notify the authorities?
Statements from the victim
Statements from witnesses
Proof of abuse and/or neglect
Suspicion of elder abuse and/or
N295 ch 11
1. The nurse recognizes which of these persons is at greatest risk for
20-year-old college student
30-year-old hospital administrator
Vulnerable groups for
N295 ch 4
1. The nurse is preparing to conduct a health history. Which of these
statements best describes the purpose of a health history?
To provide an opportunity for
interaction between the patient and
To provide a form for
1. After completing an initial assessment of a patient, the nurse has
charted that his respirations are eupneic and his pulse is 58 beats per
minute. These types of data would be:
1. During an examination, the nurse can assess mental status by which
Examining the patients
Observing the patient as he or she
performs an intelligence quotient
Observing the p
N295 ch 9
1. The nurse is performing a general survey. Which action is a component
of the general survey?
Observing the patients body
stature and nutritional status
Interpreting the subjective
information the patient has report