Online week 1 audioversion rn refresher course


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RN Refresher NUR260 Part I

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Online week 1 audioversion rn refresher course

  1. 1. Professional Nursing Concepts
  2. 2. Professional Nursing Concepts Members of the Team Physicians/PAs/NPs Nursing Allied Health/Other
  3. 3. Basic Professional Nursing Concepts Nursing Roles Provider of Care Manager of Care Member within the discipline
  4. 4. Professional Nursing Concepts Nursing as a Profession Professionalism: Conscientious in action Knowledgeable in subject Responsible to self & others
  5. 5. Professional Nursing Concepts Characteristics: Nursing as a Profession Extended education Theoretical body of knowledge Provides specific service Autonomy in decision making Code of Ethics
  6. 6. Bachelor of Science 4 years Heavy on research and management Diploma Program 3 years Heavy on clinical No college credit Associate Degree 2 years Balance of clinical and didactic ARNP Nurse Practitioner ARNP Certified Nurse Midwife ARNP Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist PhD, DNS, DNP Advanced prep in Clinical, Education or Research Master of Science In Nursing 2-3 years Advanced clinical or Education ARNP Clinical Nurse Specialist
  7. 7. Client Advocate <ul><li>When a person is ill, they are not at their best, and may require assistance navigating the healthcare system. They need an “advocate” </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate = Supporter, </li></ul><ul><li>defender, intercessor, </li></ul><ul><li>one who argues for a </li></ul><ul><li>cause or pleads on another’s behalf </li></ul>
  8. 8. Role of the Nurse Advocate <ul><li>Protect the client’s human and legal rights </li></ul><ul><li>Provide assistance in asserting those rights if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Assist the client and his/her family interpret information from other health care providers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Role con’t <ul><li>Assist the client in making informed decisions about utilizing and choosing services by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explaining medical terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching the client about the decision to be made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explaining implications of the decision (informed consent) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring that the client receives appropriate care </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Responsibilities of the Nurse Advocate <ul><li>To be knowledgeable about availability community resources </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to go for services and what reimbursement limitations affect access </li></ul><ul><li>How to reach the appropriate person with authority to help </li></ul><ul><li>What services to request </li></ul><ul><li>How to follow through with the information received </li></ul>
  11. 11. Responsibilities con’t <ul><li>Act as an intermediary between patient/family and health care team </li></ul><ul><li>To speak out against policies or actions that might endanger their well-being or conflict with their rights </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind the client’s religious </li></ul><ul><li>and cultural beliefs when helping </li></ul><ul><li>to making decisions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Basic Professional Nursing Concepts KSBN ANA NLN NLNAC
  13. 13. Professional Nursing Concepts Kansas Nurse Practice Act
  14. 14. Basic Professional Nursing Concepts Teamwork