Health Care Organizations

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Question 1
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A nurse is interviewing at an agency owned by a national religious organization that serves homeless and uninsured patients. A large poster display shows a proposed addition that would add 16 beds to the facility that will be funded from profits of the previous 3 years of operation. The nurse recognizes that the agency is most likely what type of agency?

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A

For-profit

B

Not-for-profit

C

Publicly-owned

D

Investor-owned

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Question 2
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A nurse is reported for taking prescribed patient medications for their personal use. Who has direct authority over deciding if the nurse may keep their professional license to continue practicing as a nurse?

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A

The hospital where the nurse is currently employed

B

The American Nurses Association

C

The National League for Nursing

D

The State Board of Nursing who issued the license

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Question 3
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The annual report for a hospital shows that external environment factors are affecting the amount of new staff hired. What is a likely factor contributing to this outcome?

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A

The recent implementation of becoming a not-for-profit institution

B

The implementation of a hospital electronic medical record system

C

A national recession that has been occurring for 3 years

D

The closure of a hospital-based school of nursing due to lack of funding

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Question 4
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A nurse manager recognizes that systems theory identifies that there is a social component within an organization that affects the overall functioning of the system. What indicator would demonstrate to the nurse manager that the social needs of an organization are being met?

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A

Most employees from the organization attend an annual holiday celebration.

B

Separate eating areas for each discipline are set up in the cafeteria.

C

Nurse managers are planning to move to a centralized area away from the care units.

D

The summer softball teams are canceled due to lack of interest.

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Question 5
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A hospital organization is working to improve a feeling of being valued and respected among all staff members. Which action by administration would reinforce the feeling of being valued?

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A

Create professional pathways that require advanced education for any advancement of staff.

B

Seek staff input when planning a remodeling project of patient rooms.

C

Form committees that consist of upper management to plan organizational goals.

D

Consistently schedule required staff meetings at the same time each month.

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Question 6
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A quality improvement committee is reviewing discharge surveys. Results show that patients and their families have difficulty finding departments and areas of the hospital. What action by the committee would best address this concern for the organization?

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A
Continue to review future surveys to monitor the situation.
B
Give additional training to the receptionists and switchboard personnel to give better directions.
C
Form a multidisciplinary committee to identify options to help travel through the hospital.
D
Send a work order to the maintenance department requesting that brighter lights be installed.
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Question 7
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A nurse manager finds an unsigned note reporting that patient care standards are not consistently being followed. Within the organizational structure, what is the best action for the manager?

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A
Schedule a staff meeting to ask staff who left the note.
B
Send an email reminder that all staff need to review the policy and procedure book.
C
Wait for a staff member to come forward who is willing to be identified.
D
Form a small group to explore why staff are not comfortable reporting errors.
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Question 8
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A hospital is experiencing a drop in patient admissions, resulting in the implementation of a hiring freeze. What is a potential critical consequence of this internal organizational decision?

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A
A decrease in the availability of future nurses to hire
B
A savings of salaries and benefits
C
Increased scholarships to nursing students from the local high school
D
Increased cross-training of current staff
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Question 9
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A hospital organization is applying for Magnet© status to show excellence in nursing practice. What components would indicate that the hospital is meeting Magnet© principles? (Select all that apply.)

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A
The education budget for nursing has been cut to provide for new laboratory equipment.
B
On average, 40% of new nurses are leaving within 1 year of hire.
C
Nurses are active participants on all major hospital committees.
D
Quality improvement projects are planned and evaluated by nurses.
E
Patient care outcome data are reported in the annual executive board meeting.
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