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What is a critical pathway?
Step by step approach to the total care of the patient. An outgrowth of managed care.
Most hospitals require that some note be made about each nursing diagnosis at least how often?
Every 24 hours
What is CQI
Continuous quality improvement - used to evaluate nursing care delivered to patients.
What is a nursing audit?
Examination of a series of patient records to determine if nursing care for those patients met standards.
What helps set priorities of care?
A work organization sheet
Documentation must show what?
Progress toward attainment of outcomes.
Nursing and medical audits are essential for what?
Hospital accreditation