Professional Issues in Nursing 3rd Edition Huston Test Bank
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|1.||When describing the issue of substance misuse in nursing, which of the following would be most accurate?|
|A)||Is a relatively new phenomenon, being documented in the literature primarily since the 1980s|
|B)||Is rare, occurring in fewer than 2 out of every 100 nurses|
|C)||Is significantly less common than substance misuse in the other health professions|
|D)||Is difficult to quantify due to the sensitive nature of the information and associated stigma|
|2.||After teaching a group of students about substance misuse by health care professionals, the instructor determines that the students need additional instruction when they identify which of the following as a risk factor?|
|C)||Access to narcotics|
|3.||Which statement most accurately reflects ideas about recognizing chemical impairment in a nurse?|
|A)||Is generally fairly easy after training has been provided on how to do so|
|B)||Is easier if the employee is impaired by alcohol rather than by drugs|
|C)||Should involve confrontation with a specified plan in place|
|D)||Requires a period of extensive data-gathering to confirm all suspicions|
|4.||Reentry of the chemically impaired employee into the workplace|
|A)||Is successful in only a small number of cases despite active treatment programs.|
|B)||Is discouraged by most boards of registered nursing.|
|C)||Should not occur until 3 years after the employee has completed the treatment program.|
|D)||Often includes a requirement for random drug-testing by the employer.|
|5.||When describing diversion programs for chemically impaired nurses, which of the following would be included?|
|A)||Are an alternative to formal discipline in all 50 states of the United States|
|B)||Were the norm in most states through the 1980s, but now being replaced with disciplinary action|
|C)||Are highly variable in terms of what they offer and the degree or extent of being voluntary|
|D)||Have been standardized across state lines in terms of requirements for completion|
|6.||Which of the following statements best reflects the current status of research related to impaired nursing practice?|
|A)||Huge amounts of data are available, but it is difficult to quantify for interpretation.|
|B)||Research is lacking due to nurses’ difficulty in talking openly about the topic.|
|C)||Federal funding has significantly increased, which is allowing for new research.|
|D)||Although the stigma associated with substance use has diminished, studies are few.|
|7.||A group of students is reviewing information about various treatment programs offered for nurses with substance-abuse problems in preparation for a class presentation. Which of the following would the students identify as the first treatment program offered?|
|A)||California Board of Registered Nurses Diversion Program|
|B)||Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses|
|C)||Intervention Project for Nurses in Florida|
|D)||Kentucky Peer Assistance Program for Nurses, Inc.|
|8.||When accessing the Board of Registered Nursing websites for information about impaired nursing practice, which of the following would a nurse expect to find?|
|A)||A wide range of information about the reentry process|
|B)||Actions to take if a nurse suspects an impaired colleague|
|C)||Specified length of time for random drug-testing during recovery|
|D)||Methods for reporting an impaired colleague|
|9.||A health care facility has developed specific policies for impaired practice. The facility would expect to introduce these policies at which time?|
|A)||During hospital orientation for new employees|
|B)||When the staff identify an impaired colleague|
|C)||At a specially designed in-service for mental-health professionals|
|D)||During the accreditation review process|
|10.||Which of the following would lead a nurse to suspect that a colleague is misusing substances?|
|A)||Participation in unit social functions|
|B)||Sudden change in personal grooming|
|D)||Acknowledgement of medication errors|
|11.||Which of the following would least likely be a barrier to reporting an impaired colleague?|
|A)||Sense of loyalty to the colleague|
|B)||Fear of confrontation|
|C)||Fear of jeopardizing own license|
|D)||Fear of label as whistle-blower|
|12.||A nurse suspects that a colleague is chemically dependent. Before reporting the colleague, which of the following would be most important for the nurse to do?|
|A)||Offer the colleague help|
|B)||Suggest the colleague find a treatment program|
|C)||Check the state board of nursing’s reporting requirements|
|D)||Talk to others to confirm the suspicions|
|13.||When addressing the issue of impaired nursing practice, which of the following would be of primary importance?|
|A)||Health of the impaired nurse|
|B)||Type of substance being misused|
|C)||Process for reporting|
|D)||Safety of the patients|
|14.||When reviewing the literature about the prevalence of impaired nursing practice, which of the following is suggested?|
|A)||Studying the patterns of abuse|
|B)||Determining actual numbers|
|C)||Focusing on short-term outcomes|
|D)||Attempting to dispute the problem’s existence|
|15.||A group of students is reviewing recent research about impaired nursing practice. Which of the following would the students most likely find?|
|A)||Experimental research methods|
|C)||Quantitative research designs|
|16.||To reduce the risks for impaired practice, education of which group would be most important?|
|C)||Nurses preparing for retirement|
|17.||A nursing instructor is preparing a teaching plan for a group of students about the American Nurses’ Association policy on impaired practice. Which of the following would the instructor include?|
|A)||A focus on discipline as a major means of treatment|
|B)||Little emphasis on the process of facilitating reentry|
|C)||Policy development in nursing education|
|D)||Duty to report based on advocacy role|
|18.||A nurse is reviewing the literature about impaired nursing practice. Which of the following would the nurse expect to find?|
|A)||Evident that nurses using substances moderately were more critical of nurses who used substances irresponsibly.|
|B)||Nurses with permissive attitudes placed more value on the substances involved in misuse.|
|C)||There is lack of a consistent theme on substance abuse among nurses, nursing students, and health care professionals in general.|
|D)||Nurses used similar approaches when reporting an impaired peer as when reporting technical incompetence.|
|19.||Which of the following would characterize the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses?|
|A)||It does not include services for mental-health disorders.|
|B)||Participation in the program is not voluntary.|
|C)||It is independent of the state licensing board.|
|D)||Efforts to maintain confidentiality are limited.|
|20.||A nurse is interviewing nurses about their feelings and beliefs related to impaired nursing practice. Which of the following would the interviewing nurse most likely expect to find?|