NUR 3805 Chapter 6 Quiz

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NUR 3805 Chapter 6 Quiz

NUR 3805 Chapter 6 Quiz

Question 1

Which of the following is an example of civil

Giving alcohol to a minor

Child custody case

Possession of marijuana

Assault and battery

Question 2

Which of the following falls under the
jurisdiction of the state board of nursing?

Approving or reject applications for new nursing education programs

Reducing the provisions of the nurse practice act

Expanding the provisions of the nurse practice act

Right to suspend the need for licensure of registered nurses (RNs) in
times of extreme shortage

Question 3

What is the primary function of the
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)?

Overseeing decisions made by state boards of nursing

Administering the NCLEX examination at testing centers

Overseeing granting licensure by endorsement

Developing the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® licensing examinations

Question 4

The nurse forgets to give the patient a
dose of antibiotic. Later in the shift, the patient goes into cardiac arrest
and dies. What element is lacking to support malpractice?


Proximate cause

Breach of duty

Duty of care

Question 5

A competent resident in a long-term care
facility refuses an ordered antidepressant medication. The nurse believes the
patient needs the medication because he is clearly showing signs of depression
and dissolves the medication in juice without telling the patient. This
illustrates negligence by failure to

assess and monitor a patient.


follow the standard of care.

communicate with a patient.

Question 6

The nurse giving medications to a pediatric
patient notes that an order for a medication is considerably larger than the
usual dose. The nurse looks up the medication in a pharmacology book and finds
the prescribed dose is too large. Which action should the nurse take?

Notifying the physician of these findings before giving the medication

Calling the nursing supervisor and ask what to do next

Calling the pharmacist to obtain the usual dosage

Documenting the findings in the chart after giving the medication

Question 7

The RN asked a nursing assistant to monitor

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several postoperative patients. Which of the following instructions to the
nursing assistant demonstrate appropriate delegation?

“Take vital signs every 2 hours, and report to me anything outside of
the norms.”

“Record the urine output, and report to me if they have not voided
within 4 hours.”

“Assess pain using a 10-point scale, and record the score on the chart.”

NUR 3805 Chapter 6 Quiz

NUR 3805 Chapter 6 Quiz

“Record the amount of drainage on the dressing on the bedside record.”

Question 8

Which of the following is a legitimate
defense to a charge of assault and battery?

Knowledge of what is best for the patient

Living will

Presence of a medical order

Informed consent

Question 9

Which of the following is a nursing responsibility
regarding informed consent?

Serving as a witness, ensuring that the patient does not feel coerced
into a decision

Ensuring that the physician has completely explained the costs of the

Explaining the procedure, risks, and treatment alternatives

Canceling the procedure if the patient has questions

Question 10

Which patient rights are guaranteed by

Patients may receive a complete copy of their medical records at no

Patients are protected against medical records being indiscriminately

Patients are asked to sign a release of responsibility if their health
care records inadvertently become a matter of public record.

Patients sign a release protecting the health care provider and
insurance company against computer file theft

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