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Question 1
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Ambulatory care nursing is an emerging field of nursing practice in which the nurse

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deals with clients who are ambulatory and able to walk into the clinic.

B

is part of an interdisciplinary team offering primary, secondary, and tertiary care.

C

offers an integrated system of care to persons within walking distance of the clinic.

D

works only with clients who are not acutely ill.

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Question 2
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Ambulatory care centers include

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care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

B

care for short-term medical-surgical procedures.

C

services for those unable to provide self-care after a procedure.

D

sleeping accommodations for a family member.

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Question 3
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The nurse manager of an ambulatory care center assesses the center for environmental hazards to comply with guidelines of both the local state health department and the

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Ambulatory Care Nursing Administration and Practice.

B

American Nurse's Credentialing Center.

C

Nurse Practice Act.

D

Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Question 4
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The facility that could best represent an ambulatory care center is a

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home health care agency.

B

hospital with less than 50 beds.

C

rehabilitation center.

D

student health center.

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Question 5
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In comparing the ambulatory care setting to an inpatient hospital setting, the nurse- instructor is correct in stating that the ambulatory care setting

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has had so many cost increases that a visit is just as costly as the hospital.

B

is already in decline and offers limited employment opportunities.

C

may create a feeling of greater stress to the client than a hospital setting.

D

provides an environment where the client is less at risk for nosocomial infection.

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Question 6
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A nurse working in an ambulatory care setting would provide secondary prevention activities such as

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carrying out hypertension screening.
B
giving instructions after minor surgery.
C
providing cardiac rehabilitation.
D
teaching young adults the benefits of good nutrition.
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Question 7
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The nurse instructor describes an integrated delivery system and cites the example of

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a hospital's alignment with several physician groups to increase hospital referral.
B
an outpatient clinic in the hospital.
C
enrollees of the system being "locked" into the system of care for services.
D
providers concerned about generating revenue.
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Question 8
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A health care service that provides a defined population with a stated range of services through prepayment of an annual or monthly capitation fee is a(n)

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health maintenance organization (HMO).
B
nurse-managed ambulatory center.
C
outpatient service of a community hospital.
D
preferred provider organization (PPO).
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Question 9
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The facility least suited to the provision of primary health care is a(n)

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ambulatory care center.
B
emergency department.
C
HMO.
D
hospital outpatient clinic.
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Question 10
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The nurse-manager explains to a new nurse at the ambulatory clinic that the service for which the telephone nursing practice is not feasible is

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assessing a client's needs based on the nurse's perception.
B
developing a collaborative plan of care with a client.
C
evaluating outcomes of practice and care.
D
prioritizing the urgency of a client's needs.
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Question 11
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The nurse contacts a client by follow-up telephone call after the client's visit to an ambulatory care center. The client who would benefit most from this intervention

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has undergone cast removal.
B
has undergone same-day surgery.
C
is having blood pressure monitored.
D
is having blood sugar monitored.
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Question 12
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The nurse who is seeking legal guidance in delegating assignments to assist workers in an ambulatory care setting would best consult

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agency protocols.
B
recently published texts.
C
the agency's legal counsel.
D
the state nurse practice act.
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Question 13
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The purpose of the mutual recognition model (MRM), implemented through an interstate contract, is to

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ensure an increasing supply of nurses entering the work force.
B
monitor the number of nurses working in more than one field of specialty.
C
provide educational incentives for nurses to continue working full-time.
D
reduce barriers to interstate nursing practice.
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Question 14
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One challenge for nurses working in ambulatory care centers is

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clients give overall responsibility for self-care to the center.
B
duties are rigidly defined within the interdisciplinary team.
C
length of client visit is short, reducing assessment time.
D
use of telephones and computers eases assessment potential.
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Question 15
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When considering culture as the nurse is designing health plans for clients, the ambulatory care center nurse will consider least the cultural concept of

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making food modifications culturally appropriate.
B
recognizing that cultural family roles may be rigidly defined.
C
reflecting on research data describing culturally motivated responses.
D
understanding that some cultures reject female authority.
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Question 16
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In a telephone consultation, the ambulatory care center nurse may

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assess cardiac or fetal monitoring.
B
decide how soon the client should be seen at the center.
C
give advice based on the nurse's phone assessment.
D
teach a specific procedure based on approved protocols.
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Question 17
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After each telehealth communication the nurse should

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immediately document the content of the call in the client's record.
B
inform the physician of the information or teaching given.
C
schedule a later call to check on the client's progress.
D
send the client a written form of the pertinent information.
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Question 18
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An ambulatory care center nurse who is counseling a young client with sickle cell anemia can best access evidence-based practice (EBP) guidelines from

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consulting current nursing texts or journals.
B
integrated hospital care plans and protocols.
C
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
D
the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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Question 19
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The ambulatory care center nurse assures a dubious client that she has been certified as an ambulatory nurse by

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application to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
B
membership in the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
C
passing a specialized examination.
D
working as an ambulatory care nurse for 5 years.
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Question 20
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The nurse explains that to work at an independent, nurse-supervised ambulatory care center, there is a minimum requirement of a(n)

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associate degree.
B
bachelor's degree.
C
LVN/LPN.
D
master's degree.
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