The Responsible and Accountable self

Are you the Responsible and Accountable self? The responsible self exhibits good judgement, completeness of task, awareness of professional responsibilities and a sense of accountability to help others.

The accountable self acts with integrity, takes ownership of task and makes decisions. Let us evaluate your choices in the given scenarios. Will you exhibit qualities of a responsible & accountable nurse? Let's find out!Take the Responsible and Accountable self quiz.

Created by: Shaunna B
  1. It's your birthday and you are in route to your birthday festivities but while driving you witness a roll-over accident on the free way. What would you do?
  2. You are scheduled to work a 12 hour shift and it's past the time for you to punch out. You need to complete your charting. By law, you have 24 hours to chart the cares you completed today on your shift. Leaving now sounds tempting. What do you do?
  3. You drop a med on the floor and your patient didn't notice. Is it OK to administer the med if?
  4. You are reviewing your patient's charting and you notice that the previous shift did not document any patient output. what do you do?
  5. You learn from a peer that your coworker a nursing assistant is not completing patient baths but she charts that she does. What is the best course of action for you to take after receiving this news
  6. You are running late for work and it will take you an additional 10 minutes to arrive to the unit. You call your unit to notify them of your tardiness. Your supervisor tells you don't worry about it. Just sign in like everyone else and note that you forgot to punch in so they can edit the time back to your original start time. What is the most responsible action?
  7. You notice that several things on the unit need to be changed and no one is doing anything about it. What could improve conditions?
  8. A new employee just started and she is not catching on as quickly as needed. Everyone is talking about it. How should you respond?
  9. There are students working on your unit today and they are pretty nervous. You have had a chaotic day and a student needs your help to work through a patient treatment for another nurse's patient. what do you do?
  10. You need to complete your CPR training and you cannot pass the mannequin simulation. Your coworker offers to do the training segment for you because you've been struggling. What should you do?

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