Nursing A Concept Based Approach to Learning Volume II 2nd Edition By Pearson – Test Bank
Module 40 Professional Behaviors
The Concept of Professional Behaviors
1) A toddler who has just been admitted to the pediatric unit is crying and scared. No treatment has been initiated at this point. The nurse needs to start an IV, and the parent asks, “Can I stay with my child and help through the procedure?” In providing care for the family, how does the nurse respond?
A) “I can teach you ways to help your child throughout the procedure if you would like to be involved.”
B) “We do this all the time, so don’t worry. I will come get you when we are done”
C) “Be ready to hold the child down when I tell you to.”
D) “I will be very quick so there is no need for you to stay for the procedure.”
2) A student nurse accidentally left an elderly client’s bed up after giving a bed bath. Luckily, another nurse found that the bed was not left in the lowest position and was able to rectify the matter before something happened. The student responded, “I know better. I should’ve double-checked the bed before I left the room.” Which characteristic is this student demonstrating?
3) The nurse working in a neonatal intensive care unit (ICU) is caring for a critically ill 28-week-old preemie. The parent calls the nurse and asks if it would be possible to bring the client’s 2-year-old sibling to visit because the sibling is having nightmares about the client’s death. Small children are not permitted to visit because of the risk of infection to the infants on the unit. What should the nurse do?
A) Seek permission from unit management and the physician to allow the sibling to visit.
B) Offer to make counseling available to the sibling.
C) Tell the parent that visiting is not permitted and offer to take pictures of the client.
D) Tell the parent to bring the sibling in to visit in the middle of the night.
4) A nurse is on the elevator preparing to start a 12-hour shift after visiting a sick family member when two other nurses enter. The nurses start talking negatively about a client they are caring for on a medical-surgical unit in the hospital. Although there are no clients on the elevator, how should the nurse handle this situation?
A) Ask the nurses to stop talking in public.
B) Report the nurses to the unit manager.
C) Speak to the nurses in a private place.
D) Report the nurses to the risk manager.
5) A nurse supervisor in a hospital that is about to vote on unionizing nurses has been told by the hospital CFO to schedule union organizers during times that have been arranged for union organizational meetings. How might this nurse respond professionally?
Select all that apply.
A) Schedule the organizers during union meeting times.
B) Schedule the organizers according to clinical staffing needs.
C) Reprimand nurses for attempts to unionize.
D) Continue to implement the usual staffing procedures.
E) Discuss the need for professional nursing integrity with the CFO.
Answer: B, D, E
6) A nurse has just received a shift report for a 12-hour shift. As the nurse is preparing to enter a client’s room, the nurse overhears a coworker telling an offensive joke with a sexual undertone to the client. What is the best action for the nurse at this time?
A) Tell the nurse, in private, that such conduct is offensive and not professional.
B) Ignore the coworker and walk away.
C) Report the incident to the nurse manager.
D) Ask to be scheduled opposite this coworker.
7) A new graduate nurse has been hired to work in a busy cardiac intensive care unit at the local hospital. The nurse will spend 12 weeks in orientation to the unit. How does the new nurse demonstrate commitment?
A) Joining the ANA
B) Questioning the preceptor during all procedures
C) Attending every shift on time
D) Exhibiting clinical competence
8) A student nurse is caring for an elderly client with dementia who is confused, agitated, and forgetful. The student leaves for a break and forgets to put the call light within reach of the client. When checking on the student’s clients, the instructor discovers the student’s negligence and determines which of the following?
A) The student is appropriately taking care of self.
B) The student’s workload is too difficult.
C) The student is demonstrating inappropriate safety measures for the client.
D) The student is demonstrating appropriate comfort measures for the client.
9) The student nurse is attending a lecture about commitment to the profession of nursing. The instructor is grading the student’s commitment to nursing during this rotation. The instructor knows the student is committed to the nursing profession when the student does which of the following?
A) Calls in sick for clinical to study for a class exam
B) Declines to observe a new procedure to give a necessary bath
C) Misses class to attend a political rally
D) Calls in sick for clinical because of a respiratory infection
10) The nurse manager on the neurology unit helps the other nurses on the unit become more involved with the local neurological association and providing healthcare in-services to the community. The nurses on the unit know that the nurse manager shows which type of commitment to the nursing profession?
A) Affective commitment
B) Normative commitment
C) Obsessive commitment
D) Continuance commitment