ANA Nursing Code of Ethics Quiz

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What is a key responsibility of a registered nurse according to the text?

Initiating precautions to minimize disease risks

Which component is part of the nursing process described by the ANA?

Diagnosis

According to the ANA, what does competent nursing care involve?

Applying the nursing process in every stage of care

What is NOT an acceptable practice for a registered nurse based on the text?

Ignoring patients' diagnoses

Which of the following is NOT listed as a standard of nursing practice by the ANA?

Surgery

What is one of the stages of the nursing process mentioned in the text?

Analysis

Which document outlines the statutes and regulations related to nursing practice?

Nursing Practice Act

What is a key characteristic of nursing as a profession according to the text?

Strong service orientation

According to the California Board of Nursing, when is a registered nurse considered competent?

When they demonstrate the ability to transfer scientific knowledge in the nursing process

What is one of the criteria for a nurse to be recognized as competent according to the text?

Being guided by professional and ethical standards

Which resource sets the standards for professional practice in nursing?

ANA standards of professional practice

What autonomy aspect is highlighted for nursing as a professional discipline in the text?

Autonomy and self-regulation

What is the main purpose of Standards of Nursing Practice?

To ensure that all RNs perform competently

What is the responsibility of each nurse according to the text?

To use standards to ensure knowledgeable and safe nursing care

Which organization's parameters are set for assessment in nursing practice according to the text?

World Health Organization (WHO)

What is the primary focus of Standard 2: Diagnosis/Analysis as per the text?

Identifying actual or potential patient problems

What is the significance of identifying actual or potential patient problems?

It aids in providing appropriate nursing interventions

What should a nurse primarily prioritize when using assessment data for diagnosis?

Most pressing/critical patient problem

Which entity sets National Patient Safety Goals according to the text?

Joint Commission

Why are Professional Standards of Practice important for nurses according to the text?

To ensure knowledgeable, safe, and comprehensive nursing care

Study Notes

Key Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse

  • A key responsibility of a registered nurse is to provide competent nursing care, which involves the application of knowledge, skills, and judgment.

Nursing Process

  • The nursing process involves assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Assessment is a component of the nursing process described by the ANA.
  • One of the stages of the nursing process mentioned in the text is diagnosis.

Competent Nursing Care

  • Competent nursing care involves the application of knowledge, skills, and judgment.
  • A registered nurse is considered competent when they have the knowledge, skills, and judgment to perform their role safely and effectively.

Standards of Nursing Practice

  • The ANA sets the standards for professional practice in nursing.
  • The main purpose of Standards of Nursing Practice is to provide a framework for nursing practice.
  • One of the standards of nursing practice by the ANA is Diagnosis/Analysis.
  • The primary focus of Standard 2: Diagnosis/Analysis is to identify actual or potential patient problems.

Professional Standards of Practice

  • Professional Standards of Practice are important for nurses because they provide a framework for nursing practice.
  • The Standards of Nursing Practice are set by the ANA.
  • Autonomy is highlighted for nursing as a professional discipline in the text.

Assessment and Diagnosis

  • The ANA's parameters are set for assessment in nursing practice.
  • A nurse should primarily prioritize the identification of actual or potential patient problems when using assessment data for diagnosis.

Patient Safety

  • The Joint Commission sets National Patient Safety Goals according to the text.

Nursing Practice Regulations

  • The responsibility of each nurse is to provide competent nursing care.
  • The California Board of Nursing outlines the statutes and regulations related to nursing practice.

Test your knowledge of the American Nursing Association's (ANA) code of ethics with this quiz. Learn about the importance of knowing a patient's diagnosis and providing care without discrimination based on various factors.

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