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PostSubject: CONDUCT IN HOSPITALS AND IN OTHER HEALTH AGENCIES OF AFFILIATION   Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:17 am

CONDUCT IN HOSPITALS AND IN OTHER HEALTH AGENCIES OF AFFILIATION

1. Decorum is expected among nursing students at all times in any
place. Decorum includes ways of acting and speaking that are
accepted as polite or refined.

2. Abide by all hospital agency policies, rules and regulations.

3. As a witness to God, the student have deep regard and concern for all
individual patients and show due respect to hospital personnel.

a. Always knock before entering any room. Respect the
patient's privacy and feelings of modesty.

b. Observe silence. Speak in a modulated voice when
necessary.

c. Show polite behavior and thoughtfulness not only to
the faculty members, doctors and nurses, but also to
the patient's family and visitors, and to others who
work for the patients.

d. Undue familiarity with patients, relatives and other
members of the health team must be avoided.

e. Relationship with other members of the health team
are imbued with spirit of generosity, helpfulness and
kindness.

4. Maintain confidentiality over information received from patients or
obtained from patient's record.

5. The student shall ensure delivery of safe and therapeutic nursing
service to all clients regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, political
and spiritual affiliation.

6. The Nurses Station is for studying patient's records, charting,
preparing medications and treatments. Loitering, eating and
unnecessary chatting should be avoided.

7. Use hospital supplies properly and wisely. Use them for their
intended purpose.

8. Newspapers and magazines should be read outside the clinical area.
Only articles related to patient's condition are allowed.

9. Transactions of personal business in the clinical area should be
avoided. Receiving or entertaining visitors while on duty is NEVER
allowed among students. Relatives are instructed to see the Clinical
Instructor for any business concerning the student.

10. The hospital telephone is for official purpose only. It can be used for
emergency calls with the permission of the Clinical Instructor.

11.Fifteen minutes is allotted for the snack and thirty minutes for lunch
or supper. The student must always ask permission from their
Clinical Instructor when leaving the clinical area. Take turns in
leaving the unit for the canteen. Always consider the needs of the
patients.

12.Endorsements are made carefully and thoroughly in written and
verbal forms to the staff nurses before leaving the hospitals agency or
unit. Notify them before leaving.

13.Borrowing or using patient's articles are not allowed.

14.Receiving gifts of whatever kind from the patients should be avoided.
If cannot be avoided, these gifts should be presented to the Clinical
Instructor for notification.

15.Concerning accidents and errors:

a.breakage of hospital equipment are reported to the Clinical
Instructor and staff nurse and must be replaced within three (3)
days.

b.When errors or accidents occur, notify the CI at once. If the CI is
not around, notify either the staff nurse or the Supervisor.

c.The student responsible for the error or accident should accomplish
2 copies of Incidental Report in the presence of his/her Clinical
Instructor. One report is submitted to the Supervisor or Chief
Nurse by the CI and the other copy should be submitted to the
Dean.

d.A student who commits an error is responsible for the accident
and shall be dealt with accordingly.

16.Pregnancy

a.it is the responsibility of the student to notify the College
authorities for any pregnancy that may occur at the earliest
possible time.

b.Pregnant students at any age of gestation (AOG) shall be advised
to withdraw from their RLE until she has given birth.

c.The student is required to submit a marriage certificate in order to
be readmitted to the course.

17.On Clinical Instructor's absence

a.Notify the Dean/ Clinical Coordinator or their representative for
necessary action.

b.Students who leave the area without notifying the office shall be
marked "out of action".

18.The RLE Record

a. The RLE Record for cases in DR, CDR, and OR must be brought
by the student during RLE days.

b.Signing of cases handled or assisted shall be done right after the
procedure. Failure to do so will forfeit the student the right to own
the case.

c.The students must always bring the RLE Record in the clinical area
and it should be properly filled up and signed by the CI.

19.RLE Requirements

The students shall submit all the requirements prescribed by the CI a
week before the end of the rotation.

a.Case study

b.Performance Evaluation Form shall be accomplished by the
student to be submitted to the CI at the end of each rotation.

c.Case presentation should be done during the last day of the clinical
rotation.

d.Other requirements like the daily Nursing Care Plans and Drug
studies may be assigned to the students as maybe deemed
necessary by the CI.

20.RLE Grading Policy

Knowledge and Understanding 20%
Performance 20%
Personality 30%
Requirements 10%
Evaluation 20%
TOTAL:100%

21.Violations and Corresponding Sanctions:

a. The following are considered grave offenses:

-Grave negligence in the performance of duties and
responsibilities resulting to the development of complications
and deformities or even death of the patients and others.

-Stealing in any form, as well as misappropriation of money or
property belonging to the college, hospital, CI, patients and
others

-Tampering of RLE record, patient's records, receipts and the
like.

-Fake permits, receipts and Ids.

-Forging signature of CI, doctors, nursing staff and others.

-Immorality such as petting, necking, within hospital premises.

-Inflicting physical injury to others for reason other than self-
defense.

-Cheating in examination.

-Possession and use of illegal drugs, intoxication due to alcohol
and entering the clinical areas in a drunken state.

-Carrying of firearms, knives, or any deadly weapon in the
hospital and school premises.

-Smoking, disrupting of duties, loitering, and gambling.

-Physical assault, defamation and insubordination to any person,
clinical area authorities and instructors.

Sanction: First Offense: DISMISSAL

A majority vote of the members of the Ad LTRC Committee on
Discipline Council is required to pass a decision of dismissal to be
endorsed to the Office of Student Affairs for final action.

b. The following are considered less grave offenses:
Acts of negligence in the performance of his/her duties and
responsibilities which did not have any adverse effect on the patient

- Leaving the clinical area without permission.
- Wearing an incomplete or improper uniform.
- Incomplete working paraphernalia.
- Disrespect to a CI or hospital authority.
- Over-familiarity with patients, doctors and other health personnel.
- Breach of confidentiality of information.
- Habitual tardiness

Sanction: Ranging from extension of duty and/or failing grade in RLE or
repeat RLE exposure in that particular area.

c. The following are considered light offenses
- Unexcused absence for more than 3 consecutive days.
- Reading of irrelevant materials during tour of duty.
- Receiving gifts from patients or relatives.

Sanction: Extension of duty, to be determined by the CI is
recommended for the approval of the level chairman.

d. Other violations not stated herein but could jeopardize the image of
the College of Nursing shall likewise be subjected for investigation
by the Guidance office.
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