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Ch1 – NUR320 – Pediatric Health Nursing – EXAM 1 CONTENT

accommodation The process of changing an individual’s cognitive structures to include data from recent experiences.adherence The extent to which a patient or parent acts consistently with regard to recommended care.advance directives A patient’s living will or appointed durable power of attorney for healthcare decisions.Advocacy Acting to safeguard and advance the interests of another.Assent Voluntary agreement to participate in a research project or to accept treatment.autonomy Right for self-determination in decision making or to protect the informed choices of patients who are capable of decision making.Beneficence An ...

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Intro. to Pediatric Nursing

Nurses goals – To promote a therapeutic relationship between parent and child – Accomplished by family-centered care – To promote continual growth and developmentFamily centered care -Allows the child’s family to have input (family stays with pt) -Takes into account ethical, racial, etc. aspects of family (understand cultural and child rearing influences) -Children need to be actively involved.The leading cause of death for children from birth to 19 years of age is Accidents (MVA, drowning, fires, burns, poisoning, firearms, suffocation, falls, ingestions)The “New Morbidity” of pediatric social illness – Behai...

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Prep-U Chapter 17: Preoperative Nursing Management

An example of a curative surgical procedure is the excision of a tumor.The nurse concludes that further teaching about diaphragmatic breathing is needed when the client: Exhales forcefully with a short expirationA client is scheduled for a surgical procedure. When planning the client’s care, the nurse should consider that which of the following conditions will increase the client’s risk of complications after surgery? A history of diabetesWhen assessing a postoperative client, the nurse is correct to relate which surgical risk factor that would decrease if the surgical client maintained a blood glucose level under 150 mg/dL? Wound healing ...

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Nursing Theorist, Date of Theory, and Central Theme

Florence Nightingale (1860) Meeting the personal needs of the patient within the environmentHildegard Peplau (1952) Nursing is a therapeutic, interpersonal, and goal-oriented process.Virginia Henderson (1955) The patient is an individual who requires help to reach independence.Faye Abdullah (1960) Nursing is a problem-solving art and science used to identify the nursing problems of patients as they move toward health and cope with illness-related health needs.Ida Jean Orlando (1961) The nurse reacts to the patient’s verbal and nonverbal expression of needs both to understand the meaning of the distress and to know what is needed to allevia...

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Psychiatric nursing unit 1

Which statement about mental illness is true? a. Mental illness is a matter of individual nonconformity with societal norms b. Mental illness is present when individual irrational and illogical behavior occurs. c. mental illness is defined in relation to the culture, time in history, political system, and group in which it occurs. d. mental illness is evaluated solely by considering individual control over behavior and appraisal of reality. c. mental illness is defined in relation to the culture, time in history, political system, and group in which it occurs.Axis V of the DSM multiaxial system: a. refers to medical illnesses b. reports psychosocial and enviromental problems c. indicates a ...

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Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts Chapter 17

hygiene practices that help promote health through personal cleanlinessWhat activities foster hygiene bathing, performing oral care, cleaning and maintaining fingernails and toenails, shampooing and grooming hairT/F: Hygiene also includes the care and maintenance of devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids Trueintegumentary system includes skin, mucous membranes, hair, and nailsmouth or oral cavity lined with mucous membrane contains teethepidermis outermost layer contains dead skin cells that form a tough protein called keratinWhat protects the layers and structures within the lower portions of the skin? keratindermis true ...

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nursing theory notes for exam one

beginning nursing student or any nurse entering a situation with no previous experience novicesome level of experience, may only be observational, nurse is able to identify meaningful aspects or principles of nursing care Advance beginnera nurse that has 2 to 3 years in the same clinical position, anticipates nursing care and establishes long range goals, experience with all types of psychomotor skills required by this specific group of pt competentmore than 2-3 years of experiencing the same clinical position. this nurse perceives a pts clinical situation as a whole is able to assess an a entire situation and can readily transfer knowledge gained fro...

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Kozier Ch. 1- Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice

Historical factors influencing the development of nursing Women’s Roles, Religion, War, and Societal attitudesWomen’s Roles Female roles of wife, mother, daughter and sister have always included the care and nurturing of others. Nursing has roots “in the home”Religion Christian value “love thy neighbor as they self” . Instilling compassion, devotion to duty and hard workWar Increased need for nurses. Florence Nightingale, Crimean warSocietal attitudes Nurses image. Used to be scum, no most trusted professionEvolution of nursing education Use to be trained in hospital setting. Education is now broader wit...

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Community Health Nursing and Vulnerable Populations (LA 8)

Health Disparities Difference in health care that can be avoided if reasonable action is taken. wide variation in health services and status among population groups defined by certain characteristics. results from inequalities in distribution of underlying determinants of health across populations -refers to wide variation in health services and health status among certain population groups defined by specific characteristics -results from inequalities in distribution of underlying determinants of health across populations -the terms disadvantaged, marginalized, hard to reach, vulnerable populations used to discuss health disparities: more likely to become ill and usually do not receive appropria...

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Suturing Vet Nursing

two types of sutures absorbable & non-absorbableSuture Material: Monofilament less drag thru the tissuesSuture Material: Multifilament (braided) stronger, wicking action & can harbor bacteriaSuture Material: Natural non-syntheticSuture Material: Synthetic man madeHow to decide what type of suture needed?? surgeon decides based on location of surgery, type of tissue & quality of tissueThe ideal suture -no knot slippage -high tensile strength(measures the amount of stress applied to the material at its breaking point) -no tissue reactivity beyond what is needed -flexible & easy to tie -low capillaritycapillari...

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