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1

Nightingale's nursing theory

balance between environment and patient
emphasized prevention
clean air, water, housing

2

1st Principle of Delegation

nurse needs to have knowledge of their Nurse Practice Act

3

2nd Principle of Delegation

don't plan what you can EAT and be accountable for
evaluate, assess, teach

4

3rd Principle of Delegation

don't delegate what has already been delegated

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5 Rights of Safe Delegation

Right Task
Right Person
Right Circumstance
Right Communication
Right Supervision

6

standards of care

describe minimum acceptable nursing care
described in the Nurse Practice Act

7

negligence

conduct that falls below the generally accepted standard of care of a reasonably prudent person
ex: administering wrong IV solution

8

malpractice

type of negligence
referred to as professional negligence
nurse owed duty of care to pt
nurse did not carry out the duty
patient was injured
failure to perform duty caused the injury

9

primary prevention

prevention
precedes illness/disease
Health education
marriage counseling
sex ed
genetic screening

10

secondary prevention

focuses on people who have illness
activities directed at dx and tx
screening techniques and early tx

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tertiary prevention

occurs when defect or disability is irreversible
minimize effects of long term disease
directed at rehabilitation