Flashcards in Chapter 8 - Potter Text Review Questions Deck (10):
A nurse is preparing to administer a unit of blood. She follows the procedure for checking the patient's name on her armband against the name on the label of the blood unit. The bedside check is the final verification of the patient's identity. The nurse is following which critical thinking attitude?
A nurse is caring for an elderly male patient for the first time. The nurse notices in the patient's medical record that he has a history of a right-sided stroke. He has a cane leaning against the wall in his room. The nurse decide to asses his lower extremity strength. Which of the following is an example of a clinical inference?
1. Select a turning schedule for the patient.
2. Choosing to observe the patient walk
3. Identifying that the patient has a mobility problem
4. Measuring the patient's range of motion
The nurse enters the room of a patient with diabetes and heart disease. The nurse notes that the patient's color and facial expression suggest that something is not right. An assessment of vital signs, the patient's blood glucose levels, and a review of the patient's diet intake this morning helps the nurse to verify that the patient has a low blood glucose level. The nurse's choice of action is an example of:
1. Diagnostic reasoning 2. Intuition 3. Perseverance 4. Clinical inference
A patient has been hospitalized for 2 weeks. The nurse calls a meeting of the social worker, physical therapist, and family to decide on wether to place the patient in a rehabilitation facility or home for discharge. Which step of the nursing process does this represent?
In which of the following examples in the nurse applying critical thinking skills in practice? (Select all that apply.)
1. The nurse reflects on personal experience before inserting a urinary catheter in an older adult. 2. The nurse uses a fall risk inventory scale to determine a patient's fall risk.
3. The nurse explains the procured step by step for giving an enema to a patient care technician. 4. The nurse gathers data on a patient with a swallowing problem to identify a nursing diagnosis
1, 2, 4
A nurse has been working on a medical unit for 3 weeks. A patient requires an intravenous catheter to be inserted, so the nurse refers to the policy and procedure manual to review how to perform the insertion. The level of critical thinking the nurse uses is:
2. Scientific Method
The nurse asks a patient how she feels about her impending heart surgery. The nurse reviewed a description of the surgery, the usual postoperative procedures, and complications to anticipate before the discussion. This an example of which critical thinking component?
3. Clinical decision making
4. Knowledge application
Fill in the Blank. A patient returns from surgery following a knee replacement. The nurse asks the patient to rate his pain on a scale of 0 to 10. Use of the pain scale is an example of the intellectual standard of ____________.
Which of the following is unique to the commitment level of critical thinking?
1. Weighs benefits and risks when making a decision
2. Analyzes and examines choices more independently
3. Requires concrete thinking
4. Anticipates when to make choices without others assistance