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    The RN arrives at work and is told to report (float) to ICU for today bcoz the ICU in understaffed and needs additional RNs to care for the clients. The nurse has never worked in the ICU. Which of the following is the most appropriate nursing action?

    1. Refuse to do so.
    2. CAll the hospital lawer
    3. Contact the nursing supervisor.
    4. Report to the ICU and identify tasks that can be performed safely.
    Last edited by Coherent; 08-11-2007, 04:19 AM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Coherent View Post
    The RN arrives at work and is told to report (float) to ICU for today bcoz the ICU in understaffed and needs additional help to care for the clients. The nurse has never worked in the ICU. Whish of the following is the most appropriate nursing action?

    1. Refuse to do so.
    2. CAll the hospital lawer
    3. Contact the nursing supervisor.
    4. Report to the ICU and identofy taskks that can be performed safely.
    If nurse doesn't have required skills, she not only has to refuse, she's not even permitted to float to ICU. Personnel has to have certain certifications and skills to be able to work in critical care

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alex Schevchuck View Post
      If nurse doesn't have required skills, she not only has to refuse, she's not even permitted to float to ICU. Personnel has to have certain certifications and skills to be able to work in critical care
      To be honest, I did not like the Qs. But Textbook and explanations says that this is wrong. There is an answer.

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      • #4
        the answer is 4

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        • #5
          right... she can work a tech in ICU

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