Nicu Pre-test

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Nicu Pre-test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the difference between a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)?
    • A. 

      The NICU is only for premature infants; the PICU is for all other pediatric patients

    • B. 

      The NICU is for premature infants and patients up to 30 days old; the PICU is for patients over 30 days old

    • C. 

      The NICU is for patients up to 6 months old; the PICU is for patients over 6 months old

    • D. 

      There is no significant difference between the two; different health care groups give the units different names

  • 2. 
    The philosophy of family-centered care:(select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Integrates complementary/alternative modalities

    • B. 

      Is considered the standard of pediatric health care by many clinical practices, hospitals, and health care groups

    • C. 

      Encourages nurses to plan cares around parent/family visiting schedules

    • D. 

      Is a philosophy of care that acknowledges that the family has the greatest influence over an infant's health and well-being

    • E. 

      Includes parents as partners in care and decision making

  • 3. 
    The key elements of hourly comfort rounding in the NICU include:
    • A. 

      Pain assessments using the pain assessment tool (PAT) paired with appropriate nursing interventions to enhance comfort

    • B. 

      Assessing the 3 R's of patient/family comfort (rest, relaxation, and ritual)

    • C. 

      Assessing the 3 P's of patient/family comfort (parent, position, and physical inspection)

    • D. 

      Planning nursing cares around the patient/family schedule when possible

  • 4. 
    What is the largest source of parental stress while a child is being treated in the NICU?
    • A. 

      Sleep disturbance

    • B. 

      Health status of infant

    • C. 

      Alterations in parenting role

    • D. 

      NICU environment (sights and sounds)

  • 5. 
    True or FalseNICU families rated the need to talk about feelings higher than NICU nurses rated it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Parents report which of the following as the factor that most influenced their satisfaction with their NICU experience:
    • A. 

      Clear communication

    • B. 

      Patient outcome

    • C. 

      Nurse/parent relationship

    • D. 

      Consistent and comprehensive discharge information/teaching