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Which of the following statements about the nursing process is most accurate?
A. the nursing process is a four step procedure for identifying and resolving patient problems
B. beginning in florence nightengale's days, nursing students learned and practiced the nursing process.
C. use of the nursing process is optional for nurses since there are many ways to accomplish the work of nursing.
D. The state board examinations for professional nursing practice now use the nursing process rather than medical specialties as an organizing concept.
D. the state board examinations for prof. nrsg practice now use the nursing process rather than medical specialties as an organizing concept.
The nursing process ensures that nurses are patient centered rather than task centered. Rather than simply approaching a patient to take vital signs, the nurse thinks, "How is Mrs. Barclay today? Are our nursing actions helping her to achieve her goals? How can we better help her?" This demonstrates which part of the nursing process?
d. universally applicable in nursing situations
an experienced nurse tells you not to bother studying too hard, since most clinical reasoning becomes 'second nature' and 'intuitive' once you start practicing. what thinking below should underlie your response?
a. when intuition is used alone, there are increased risks and fewer benefits. intuition often moves problem solving forward quickly, but it might result in a lot of trial and error approaches.
b. for nursing to remain a science, nurses must continue to be vigilant about stamping out intuitive reasoning.
c. the emphasis on logical, scientific, evidence based reasoning has held nursing back for years. it's time to champion intuitive creative thinking!
d. it's simply a matter of preference. some nurses are intuitive thinkers, some are scientific thinkers.
this text is based on a notion of blended skills. what does this mean?
a. nursing works best when each nurse competently use the intellectual and technical skills that achieve patient outcomes.
b. nursing works best when each nurse competently uses the intellectual interpersonal technical and ethical/legal skills demanded by each situation.
c. all blended skills are important, but not every nurse has to be skilled in each area.
d. every nursing situation demands the same blend of basic nursing skills.
the best description of critical thinking indicators (CTIs) is which of the following?
a. evidence based descriptions of behaviors that demonstrate the knowledge that promotes critical thinking in clinical practice
b. evidence based descriptions of behaviors that demonstrate the knowledge and skills that promote critical thinking in clinical practice
c. evidence bases descriptions of behaviors that demonstrate the knowledge, characteristics, and skills that promote critical thinking in clinical practice.
d. evidence based descriptions of behaviors that demonstrate the knowledge characteristics standards and skills that promote critical thinking in clinical practice
C. knowledge characteristics and skills.