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Clinical Nursing Skills

Review Questions

Clinical Nursing SkillsReview Questions

Review Questions

1 .
What best describes the purpose of the CJMM?
  1. to help new graduates become critical care nurses after graduation
  2. to measure the ability of nursing students to take the NCLEX exam
  3. to help nursing students develop their clinical judgment skills
  4. to make sure that new nurses know how to run a code blue
2 .
The emergency room nurse is caring for a patient who presents with cough and shortness of breath. The nurse asks the patient about their medical history and notes they have a history of heart failure. The nurse determines that the cough and shortness of breath are likely related to heart failure exacerbation. What cognitive skill of the CJMM is the nurse exhibiting in this situation?
  1. recognize cues
  2. analyze cues
  3. prioritize hypotheses
  4. take action
3 .
Which situation best reflects the nursing student prioritizing hypotheses?
  1. The student measures a patient’s blood pressure.
  2. The student checks the patient’s chart to look at laboratory test results.
  3. The student determines that the patient’s wound is infected and needs intervention.
  4. The student performs skin care on the patient’s open wound.
4 .
The nursing student is working within an interdisciplinary care team to establish care goals for a patient. The student is actively engaging in what part of the CJMM?
  1. recognize cues
  2. analyze cues
  3. generate solutions
  4. evaluate outcomes
5 .
What individual factor should the nurse consider when making clinical judgment calls in practice?
  1. care setting
  2. resource availability
  3. cultural preferences
  4. nurse skill level
6 .
The student nurse is caring for a patient and, realizing they are unsure about how to perform a skill, they ask the supervising nurse for help. What attitude is the student exhibiting?
  1. independence of thought
  2. intellectual humility
  3. perseverance
  4. sociocentricity
7 .
What would a nursing student exhibiting egocentricity in practice be doing?
  1. The student nurse takes a lunch break before giving a patient pain medication.
  2. The student nurse provides care for a patient who has religious beliefs different from the student’s own.
  3. The student nurse asks the supervising nurse why certain medications are being given.
  4. The student nurse realizes they are unsure about how to turn a patient in bed and asks for help.
8 .
The nurse assesses a patient and notes that they are clammy and fatigued. On the basis of the patient’s history, the nurse determines the patient is experiencing a hypoglycemic emergency. What kind of reasoning did the nurse use to come to this conclusion?
  1. deductive reasoning
  2. inductive reasoning
  3. reductive reasoning
  4. productive reasoning
9 .
The nurse suspects a patient’s cough is related to their underlying heart failure. What term describes the nurse’s conclusion?
  1. generalization
  2. inductive reasoning
  3. hypothesis
  4. recognizing cues
10 .
What action represents an intellectual skill included in the 4-Circle CT Model?
  1. The nurse can place a peripheral intravenous catheter.
  2. The nurse recognizes there is missing information and obtains more data.
  3. The nurse describes various nursing models and theories.
  4. The nurse addresses a workplace conflict fairly.

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