Identify two (2) ways in which the nurse failed to apply contemporary nursing practice.
A Nurses Board received a complaint concerning allegations that an Nurse, whilst working in the emergency department of a hospital, practiced outside the scope of practice, by knowingly providing prescription only medication to a patient without the authority of a medical officer.
When interviewed, the nurse stated “the patient attended the emergency department for treatment and the department was busy at this particular time and the patient knowing this stated that they were not prepared to wait for treatment.” The nurse made enquires of the patient’s allergies and responses to medication and then consulted a doctor, verbally. The nurse then obtained a packet of antibiotics and provided them to the patient. The nurse also made false entries in the of the patient.
Q1. Identify one (1) way in which the nurse failed to use critical thinking and analysis effectively in this situation. In your response, consider the Codes of Professional Practice, Ethics and Conduct for Nurses. (100 – 200words)
Q2Referring to the scenario and upon reflection of the Nursing Code of Ethics, identify whether the nurse acted within their Scope of Practice or not.
Q3. Identify two (2) ways in which the nurse failed to apply contemporary nursing practice. Take into account the professional standards of nursing practice.
Q4. Identify – and explain briefly – three (3) significant conduct statements from the Code of Professional Conduct for nurses that were breached, in this situation.