Medical-Surgical Nursing

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plbernal
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Medical-Surgical Nursing
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2012-01-05 05:40:13
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Vocabulary Chapter One
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Health Care Delivery and Nursing Practice
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  1. Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
    A title which encompasses the nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), certified nurse midwives (CNM), and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA)
  2. Collaborative Practice Model
    Involves nurses, physicians, and ancillary health personnel functioning within a decentralized organizational structure and collaboratively making clinical decisions
  3. Community-oriented nursing practice
    Nursing intervention that promotes wellness, reduces the spread of illness, and improves the health status of groups of citizens or the community at large with emphasis on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  4. Continuous Quality Improvement
    The ongoing examination of processes used to provide care, with the aim of improving quality by assessing and improving those processes that might improve patient care outcomes and patient satisfaction
  5. Health-illness Continuum
    Description of a person’s health status as a range with anchors that include poor health or imminent death on one end of the continuum to high level wellness on the other end

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