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Define Nursing
the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems
Define the Nursing Process
a systematic method of assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care required by any patient in all settings.
The nursing process is....
a clinical framework andis how the Nurse Practice Acts in the US define the practice of nursing.
a systematic, dynamic process by which the nurse, through interaction with the client, SO, and healthcare providers, collect and analyzes data about the client
a clinical judgement about the client's response to actual or potential health conditions or needs
Plan of Care
a comprehensive outline of care to be delivered to attain expected outcomes.
may include any or all of these activities: intervening, delegating, and coordinating
the process of determining both the client's progress toward the attaining of expected outcomes and the effectiveness of nursing care
Name the components of the Nursing Process
assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing, evaluating
Why is the nursing process cyclical?
because each component of the nursing process naturally flows into the next.
Why is the nursing process dynamic?
Because it changes as the patient's clinical status improves or worsens.
Name why the process is pt. centered.
The pt. is chief collaborator, pt. is the main source of data, pt responses are the substance of nursing diagnosis, pt. outcomes embedded in pt goals guid planning, nurse tailors care for each pt, evaluation of care is based on pt's outcome