A civil wrong commmitted by a person against another person or property
The enforcement of duties and right amongst individuals independent of contractual agreements is
The enforcement of agreements among private individuals
The three essential elements in a legal contract (under Contract Law) are?
Promise between two or more legally compotent individuals that state what each individual must do or not do.
Mutual understanding of the terms and obligations the contract imposes on each individual.
Compensation for lawful actions performed. (impose -force)
A written contract can not be changed legally by an oral agreements. What kind of contract is this?
A ______ contract gives in writing, conditions and terms.
____contract acknowledges a relationship between parties for services.
Contract terms may be agreed in?
Writing or orally
Deals with individual 's relationship to the STATE?
Deals with relationship amongst individuals?
Enacted by legislative bodies?
Public laws are?
Constitutional - limits power of gov't
Criminal - beat pt
Aministrative - regulatory law, admin
Statutory - legislative bodies
Think - CASE
Gives state boards of nursing to make rules and regulations governing nursing as set forth by the nursing practice act is
Civil law (automatic contract) are?
(side note: Federal and State levels)
Contract law - agreement of private indiv
Torts - civil wrong
Think: CPT codes
State board of Nursing disiplinary actions are?
Revocation and suspension of license
Think: you getting "ReFriged"
The responsibility of regulating nursing practice and setting educational guidelines for the programs is
State Board of Nursing
License through the educational guidelines includes?
Graduating from a state approved program and passing the NCLEX.
Means - National Council Licensure Exam
When case if brought against a nurse, it is usually a civil action that falls under tort law. Torts can be?
Intentional torts are?
Assault - Telling him your gonna hit
Battery - You hit him (Nelly batter up)
Defamation - using words to harm
Libel - written
Slander - verbally
More INtentional torts are?
Fraud - con
False imprisonment - take $, makes them stay home all the time
Invasion of Privacy
Several factors must hold true for a nurse to be found guilty of malpractice, they are?
The nurse owed a special duty to the client; nurse-client relationship
The nurse failed to meet the standards of care
The injury occurred as a direct result of the nurse's action or inaction
Damage such as physicla or emotional pain, suffering , monetary losses, or medical expenses must be proved.
i.e. rails were left down on a confused clent's bed or a puddle was not cleaned up is an example of?
Negligence - careless
Failure to properly assess the client is considered?
A nurse who leaves an inadequately staffed unit could be charged with?
-Client's property is lost
A medication error occurs
-Client burned from improper use of equip
-Change in client's condition is not observed or reported
-Inaccurate count of sponges in the operating room is taken
These are examples of?
-Inaccurate nursing diagnosis is made and wrong tx was implemented
-Physcian's orders are not followed
-Physician clearly erroneous order is not questioned. Are examples of?
The difference between Ethnics and Bioethnics is?
Knowledge rather then opinions - ethnics raises questions but does not provide easy answers (one's responsibilties).
Bioethnics - Ethnical practice more important in health care - every area of area.
"I refuse these Meds" they are showing?
Health care researchers might risk the well being of the person participating in an experimental procedure?
Think - performing the act
Greatest positive benefit for the number of people involved is?
Client's Rights are?
R - review medical record
I - Inclusion in makeing decision to care
G - Given consent or decline participating
H - Have an advanced directive
T - Tx w/ respect to dignity
S - Sesitivity to cultural differences
A risk management tool used to describe and report any unusual event that occurs to a client, visitor or staff member is?
DO NOT put what you think or feel on an?
Incident reports document what?
Incident report can also be called?
Variance or Occurence report
Incident reports should be charted in the client's?
Incident report should include?
Time physician & family notified
Punture sites for a LP are?
L3-4, L4-5 or L5-S1
How many cc's obtain from a lumbar puncture?
VISITORS REPORT TO THE NURSE
1. Gloves entering room
2. Gloves when touching
3. Remove gloves before leaving
4. Hand Hygiene
5. Gown entering room
6. Remove gown exit and wash hands
7. Limit pt transport
8. Ensure that infected areas are covered
9. Remove and dispose/hand hygeine of PPE before transport
10. Use disposable equipment. Are examples of
VISITORS REPORT TO THE NURSE
2. Hand hygiene
3. Private room - 3ft away from others
4. Limit transport - instruct client to wear mask when transporting. Transporters do not need.
VISITORS REPORT TO NURSE
1. Airborne infection isolation room
2. Keep door closed
3. Limit transport - wear surgical mask
4. Hand hygeine
5. PPE N95