Just like architects who makes elaborate and detailed blue prints before building any structure or work of art. Nurses' use Nursing Process - a patient centered, problem-solving approach, goal oriented method of caring, that enables the nurse to provide care in an organized scientific manner.
|ASSESSMENT -To gather, verify, and communicate data about client so data base is established||Collect nursing health history.Perform physical examination.Collect laboratory data.|
|DIAGNOSIS -To identify health care needs of client; to formulate nursing diagnoses||Interpret data, including data validation and clustering.Formulate nursing diagnoses (see NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnosis)|
|PLANNING -To identify client goals; to determine priorities of care; to design nursing strategies to achieve expected outcomes of care; to determine outcome criteria- SMART – goal should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable and Realistically Time-bound.||Identify expected outcomes.Select nursing actions.Delegate actions.Consult.Write nursing care plan.Ex. To reduce fever within the baseline data of 35.5 by giving prn antipyretic medication and performing tepid sponge bath for 4 hrs.|
|IMPLEMENTATION -To complete nursing actions necessary for accomplishing plan||Reassess client.Review and modify existing care plan.Perform nursing actions.|
|EVALUATION -To determine extent to which expected outcomes have been achieved. Very important to DOCUMENT your action! This is very essential for legal matters.||Establish evaluation criteria. Compare client response to outcome criteria. Analyze reasons for result and conclusions. Modify care plan.|
Since I was a student and up to now that I am a Registered Nurse with years of experience I still follow this methodology. Achieving my desired goal gives me a feeling of accomplishment by the end of the day, week or semester.
I help out my patient through safe and competent care, how good it can be! Assisting my patients' support system through evidence-based health teachings. I gain and improved my self-esteem as a nurse and made my clinical instructor feel "effective" because of the progress.
Initially the steps are followed in sequence. After the process has begun, it becomes a continuous cycle. As you gain more experience and make use of it the more it sinks into your subconscious always ready for retrieval. Truly, using a SMART nursing process is a win-win strategy!
B. NURSING DIAGNOSIS
Click the link below to see NANDA – Approved Nursing Diagnoses
C. NURSING PLANNING
1. Setting goals and priorities for patient
Want to Advertise With Us?
Our Sponsorship Policy
Share Your Pics!
Find Your Next Job
One Card at a Time"
Send a free REAL card today!
Thank You for
Your Kind Words!
Nice work! It’s about time someone from our profession speaks out and do something about the dilemmas and concerns for IEN's here in Canada.
Valuable knowledge & forums. Very good for students
and even professionals.
Hi... I really like ur site very much. Its the first of it's kind
that I have seen, dedicated solely to nurses and nursing profession. I am from Nepal, a small country in South East Asia. I am a
student nurse awaiting results
of final year of 4 years(BSN). Some of the experiences
that you shared seemed like our own and really touched my heart. I am happy that if I need some guidance, I can contact you, and am sure I'll get positive response. Your site is a blessing to all nurses (and others as well).
Keep up your good work!
These are great nursing prayers.
Thank you so much for your time and guidance in addressing my concerns. I hope to keep in touch with you until I finally have the chance to work in Canada.
God bless you :)
Just want to be a part
of your awesome site!!!
See More ...