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If a nursing assistant used restraints on their patient without the physician’s orders, it would be considered battery. Raising a hand as a threat to your patient would be considered assault. Ignoring your patient’s calls for assistance would be considered negligence and administering medications to your patient as a nursing assistant would be considered malpractice.
The head nurse on your shift has administered the wrong prescribed medication to the wrong patient. This would be an example of:
When you restrict your patient’s movements or actions without proper authorization, what can this be interpreted as?
After having gone on a day trip with their friends and family members, patients return to the facility complaining to you that they are hungry and thirsty. What action should you take as a nursing assistant?
Upon discovery of what the patient is feeling, you must report it to the head nurse.
Regarding to forcing a patient to do something against their will, what is the legal term for it?
One of your fellow nursing assistants is upset with you. She approaches the head nurse and claims that you stole money from a patient’s wallet, which is a complete lie. This would be an example of:
Which of the following options is a form of involuntary seclusion?
If the nursing assistant were to leave the patient alone, without any means of communicating. For example, removing the patient’s call bell.
When the nurse in charge is telling one of the patients that the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) is not doing her duties the way she should be, you accidentally overhear it. The best legal term to describe this is:
All of the following actions could cause a nursing assistant being charged with negligence, except:
Deliberately hurting your patient with excessive force.
As a nursing assistant, if there is a contained fire in your patient’s room, what is the priority action that you must take?
You must move your patient to safety.
You choose not to do anything when witnessing one of your colleagues sexually harassing a patient. This would be an example of:
Aiding and abetting
At the time that you arrive on duty, one of your patient’s has family visiting. Then, one of the patient’s family members hands you an envelope that includes a thank you card with a monetary gift as a token of appreciation for caring for their loved one. What should your response be?
You should thank the family as well as your patient but let them know that you have to decline the gift until you are able to check with your supervisor as to what the facility policies are.
Which of the following options would NOT be considered neglect?
Not remaining on the floor after having clocked in.
Which of the four options below is the correct legal term for ‘being accountable for providing care in line with the accepted standard’?
Which of the scenarios below would most likely be considered a violation of the patient’s rights?
Your patient is receiving care from a doctor whom they have requested to be dismissed from treating them.