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NC #6

Concepts of Professionalism

What are the responsibilities of the LPN? Assist the RN with care plan, help RN determine client progress towards desired outcome
What are the responsibilities of the student LPN? Same as LPN
Who was known as "Lady of the Lamp"? Florence Nightingale
What are the consequences of a nursing student lying about having a felony? Student will not be able to test
What cultural considerations should be given while giving nursing care? Research different cultures, make no assumptions, address your pt in formal terms, consider eye contact/physical distance, create an open, honest environment for two-way communication
Who writes the guidelines for practice for LPN's in the state of Oklahoma? Oklahoma State Board of Nursing
What specific document outlines the roles and responsibilities of the LPN? Nurse Practice Act
What is NFLPN? National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses - Official agency that exist exclusively for the LPN/LVN membership, and promotes standards of the LPN/LVN
What is NLN? National League for Nursing - Promotes excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation & global community
What is ANA? American Nursing Association - Professional organization to advance and protect the profession of nursing
What are the consequences of breaking the rules and guidelines as a practicing LPN? You can have your license denied, revoked and/or suspended
What influences the quality of another person? Decisions you make
What are some components of professionalism? Appearance, how you act, how you treat your fellow workers, how you handle problems at work, and how you handle stress
What are the four elements of professionalism? Formal and continued education, licensure, enforceable code of conducts/ethics
What does profession mean? Sacred vow
What does nursing mean? Diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems
What does the health & safety of a patient depend on? Doing the job & doing it correctly
True or False: Nursing is a major responsibility True
True or False: Nursing is a job False
When did the first LPN school open? 1892
How long was the first LPN school? Three months
What do the role & responsibilities of LPN require you to do? Participate in continuing education activities to remain current with skills and knowledge
As an LPN, who's legal guidelines do you practice under? Oklahoma State Board of Nursing
What does the Nurse Practice Act do? Identifies the roles & responsibilities of LPN
What gives the Board of Nursing the authority to deny revoke, or suspend your nursing license? The Nurse Practice Act
What is one reason for suspension of a nursing license? Unprofessional conduct
Who can a newly licensed LPN practice under? Physician, Dentist, & RN
What is the purpose of the licensing laws for the LPN? To protect the public from unqualified people
What is the RN's responsibility? Initial assessment
What is the LPN's responsibility? Assist RN with care-plan, and help determine patient progress towards desired outcomes
During planning, how does the LPN assist RN? RN is the only one allowed to develop and initiate care-plan, therefor the LPN can only assist with plan or do as delegated by the RN
What does the LPN do for implementation? Use the care-plan as a guide for care
What does the LPN do during evaluation? Assist RN to determine patient progress towards the desired outcomes
What is the caring process? Provide compassionate/respectful support
There is no ___ in Team? I
True or False: As a nursing student, you don't work under the same rules of supervision as an LPN False
What is scope of practice? Procedures, actions, and processes that a healthcare practioner is permitted to undertake in keeping with the terms of their professional license
What is delegation? Transfer of responsibility for the performance of a task from one person to another
What is advocacy? The protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness & injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response
What are the task that can not be delegated to someone who is not a nurse? Assessment, communication with a physician, certain medications, emergency situations requiring nursing expertise, monitory patient responses to medication
What is unprofessional conduct? Acts, behavior, knowledge, or practice that does not measure up to accepted standards in your state, which could endanger the health & well being of patients
What are some examples of unprofessional conduct? Violation of confidentiality, impersonation of a nurse, fraudulent billing practices, negligence, falsification of information, diverting medications
What do potential employers look for when hiring? Neat appearance, ability to correctly & concisely answer questions, & stable job history
What must you always be honest about to avoid licensure issues? Previous felony convictions
How do you maintain cultural competence? Respect unique beliefs, styles & traditions of all family members you encounter, accommodate cultural diversity, & deepen your cultural awareness continually
What is a part of being professional? Community Service
What is the NCLEX? Licensure examination used to test entry level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as registered nurses and as licensed practical/vocational nurses
What is nursing? A profession focused on assisting patients attain, re-attain & maintain optimal health and functioning; it is both a science and an art
What is the nursing process? Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation
What is standard of care? A diagnostic and treatment process that a clinician should follow for a certain type of patient, illness, or clinical circumstance
Created by: tandkhopkins