EXAM ONE STUDY GUIDE NUR-150
Influences on changes in nursing practices:
A. Historical Influences
1. Florence nightingale
a. First practicing nurse
b. Established the first nursing philosophy based on health
maintenance and restoration.
TAB LE 3125 Signs of Venous and
Criterion Venous Arterial
Color Normal or oyanotio Pale; worsened by eleyation of
extremity; dusky red when
extremity is lowered
Temperature Normal Cool [blood flow blooked to
BOX 3128 PATIENT TEACHING
Rectal and Ana! Assessment
0 Patient will be able to identify symptoms of colorectal and prostatic cancer.
0 Discuss the guidelines of the American Cancer Society (ADS, 2014a] for
early detection of
BOX 311 1 Common Eye and Vision Problems
lyperopia is farsrghtedness, a refractrve error in which rays of lrght enter the
eye and focus behind the retina People are able to clearly see distant objects
ut not close objects.
yopia is nearsi
Chapter 22 Ethics and Values
Ethics: the study of conduct and character. Acts that are ethical reflect a commitment to
standards that individuals, professions and societies strive to meet. It is concerned with
determining what is good or valuable for indi
Chapter 2 The Health Care Delivery System
Challenges to health care leaders today: reducing health care costs while maintaining highquality care for patients, improving access and coverage for more people and encouraging
Chapter 19 Implementing Nursing Care
Implementation: initiation and completion of the nursing actions necessary to help the
patient achieve health care goals.
Begins after you develop a plan of care
Initiate interventions designed to help a patient achi
Chapter 24 Communication
Communication and Nursing Practice
Communication: ongoing, dynamic series of events that involves the
transmission of meaning from sender to receiver.
Communication is a powerful therapeutic tool and an essential nursing skill
Chapter 6: Health and Wellness
Active strategies of health promotion: activities that depend on the patients motivation to adopt a
specific health program.
Acute illness: illness characterized by symptoms that are of relatively short duration, usually sev
1) The following statements are on a patients nursing care plan. Which statement will the nurse use as an
outcome for a goal of care?
The patient will verbalize a decreased pain level less than 3 on a 0 to 10 scale by the end of this shift.
An expected ou
NUR 150 Deb Milton
December 2, 2016
West-View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Clinical Journal
Today was the most successful day thus far in terms of interacting with our patient.
K.S. is a 93 year-old-women at West-View Nursing an
The responsibility of the RN for making accurate/appropriate clinical decisions or judgements, which
separate her from technicians. This is referred to as the ability and applications of _ _
What is Critical thinking?
The ability to thin
The Nursing Process is a critical thinking five-step process that professional nurses use to apply the best
available evidence to caregiving and promoting human functions and responses to health and illness.
Each time you me
Chapter 3 Community-Based Nursing
Public Health Nursing
Requires understanding the needs of the population.
Assist individuals in acquiring a healthy environment in which to live.
Understands trends and patterns in disease incidence.
Chapter 16 Nursing Assessment
1. Nursing ProcessA critical thinking process that nurses use to apply the best available evidence to health and
illness. The five-step process include; Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Chapter 18 Key Terms
Planning Nursing Care
1. Collaborative Interventions
Interdependent interventions, are therapies that require the combined knowledge, skill and expertise of
multiple health care providers
Seek the expertise of a specia
Chapter 22 Ethics and Values
Autonomy- Freedom from external control. Refers to the commitment to include clients in decisions
about all aspects of care in a way of acknowledging and protecting a patients independence.
Beneficence- Refers to taking positi
Chapter 39 Key Terms
1. Activities of daily living- Activities usually performed in the course of a normal
day in the patient's life such as eating, dressing, bathing, brushing the teeth, or
2. Antagonistic muscles- cause movement of a joi
Medical diagnoses is the identification of a disease condition based on a specific evaluation of
physical signs and symptoms, a patients medical hisotyr, and the results of diagnostic tests and
Nursing Diagnoses i
Chapter 23 Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
Nurse Practice Acts: Describe and define the legal boundaries of nursing practice within each state
Regulatory Law: Reflects decisions made by administrative bodies
Common Law: Judicial decisions made in c