School of Nursing at CVCC Nursing Fundamentals Unit 1

Discharge Planning
The systematic process of planning for patient care after discharge from the hospital. This process beings shortly after pt. is admitted

Transfer
Moving a patient from one unit to another or moving a patient from one health care facility to another

Empathy
The ability to recognize and to same extent share the emotions and state of mind of another and to understand the meaning and significance of that person behavior

Admission
Entry of a patient into the health care facility

PhD
Physicians
Participants of Healthcare System

RN
Register Nurse
Participant of Healthcare System

LPN
Liscense Practical Nurse
Partipant of Healthcare system

Knowledge
Synthesis of info into idea

Data
collection of numbers or characters Ex. Age, Weight, Marital Status

Information
Collection of data

Physiological
Breathing, food, water, sex, homeostasis, excresion
Located at the bottom of the pyramid

Safety
Security of body, employment, resources, morality, family, health, and property
Located in the second level of the pyramid

Love/ Belonging
Friendship, family, sexual intimacy
Located on the 3rd level of the pyramid

Esteem
Self esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect by others
Located on the 4th level of the pyramid

Self- Actulization
morality, creativity, spontanuity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, acceptance of facts
Located at the top of the pyramid

Against medical advice
a phrase pertaining to a client’s decision to discontinue a therapy despite the advice of medical professionals.

Confidentiality
information a patient reveals to a health care provider is private and has limits on how and when it can be disclosed to a third party; usually the provider must obtain permission from the patient to make such a disclosure.

Continuity of care
the desired goal of a model of care in which the same generalist physician serves as advisor, advocate, and friend as the patient moves through the various stages of medical care.

Medical Record
written account that includes a patient’s initial complaint(s) and medical history, physical findings, results of diagnostic tests and procedures, any therapeutic medicines or procedures, and subsequent developments during the course of the illness.

Sympathy
a sense of sharing another’s feelings, especially in sorrow or trouble, through some mechanism of transference or an imaginative identification with the other’s situation; it is a precursor

Participants of the health care system
Acute Care
Long Term care
Long Term Acute Care
Rehabilitation centers
home health care
assisted living
schools
industry
group homes

economic and enviormental factors affecting health and illness
rising health care cost, aging population, advanced technology, health care insurance, malpractice insurance, physical and enviornmental factors

HIPPA
Health Insurance Portabilits and Accountability Act.

Set law to maintain privacy and confidentiality
Dictates security required from patients medical records

1. Which item below correctly describes the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predictions by 2020? a. Positions that historically required registered nurses will be filled by unlicensed personnel. b. The job growth rate for RNs will surpass job growth in …

A client is diagnosed with Cushing syndrome. Which clinical manifestation does the nurse expect to increase in a client with Cushing syndrome? Glucose level After surgical clipping of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, a client develops the syndrome of inappropriate secretion …

A patient with acute shortness of breath is admitted to the hospital. Which action should the nurse take during the initial assessment of the patient? a. Ask the patient to lie down to complete a full physical assessment. b. Briefly …

A patient with type 1 diabetes has told the nurse that his most recent urine test for ketones was positive. What is the nurse’s most plausible conclusion based on this assessment finding? The patient’s insulin levels are inadequate. Ketones in …

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