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Chapter 1

Concepts

TermDefinition
apprenticeship learning by doing
aseptically without introducing infectious material
capitated cost a set free is paid for every patient enrolled in the health network each year.
diagnosis-related groups(DRGs) use of system by which the hospital receives a set amount of money for a patient who is hospitalized with a certain diagnosis
evidence-based nursing nursing practices based on validated research
Health maintenance organization (HMOs) a type of group practices that enrolls patients for a set fee per month and provides a limit network of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers from which to choose
implement to put into action
intervention Nursing actions aimed at accomplishing a goal or expected outcome
invasive procedures procedures that require entry into the body
nursing process a goal-directed series of activities whereby the practice of nursing accomplishes its goal of alleviating, minimizing, or preventing real or potential health problems
nursing theory statement about relationships among concepts or facts, based on existing information
practice acts defines activities in which nurses may engage, states the legal requirements and titles for nursing licensure, and establishes the education needed for licensure
preferred provider organizations(PPOs) an organization that offers discount insurance fees in return for a large proof of potential patients who choose a doctor from the list of those associated with the PPO
Created by: adela martinez