Using A Common Language, Standardized Nursing Terminology Essay

1041 Words May 19th, 2016 null Page
In order to increase nursing knowledge, according to Nelson and Staggers (2015), the ability to extract the unique data that nurses provide is essential. Utilizing a common language, standardized nursing terminology (SNT), allows for the organization of data, information and knowledge. Park (2014) asserted, coded SNT in the electronic health record EHR, allows for a comprehensive means to portray the “art of nursing”, the interventions and outcomes which are a direct result of nursing actions. The 3 most frequently utilized SNTs are: North American Nursing Diagnosis-International (NANDA-I), Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and Nursing Outcome Classification (NOC). Used together, also known as NNN (Park, 2014). Incorporating NNN into the EHR will allow the ability to examine the data provided by the bedside nurse in a logical, easy to extract manner. In so doing, the actual work of the nurse is transformed into concrete information, resulting in, as discussed by, Marques da Cruz, Bonfim, Gaidzinshi, Fufulin, and Laus (2014): improved staffing ratios, evidenced-based practice, quality and safety; resulting in improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. The heart failure (HF) patient, utilizing NNN charted in the EHR will be discussed. A newly admitted HF patient into a critical care unit. The patient requiring inotropes, pulmonary artery (PA) catheter, IV diuretics and the thought process of the bedside nurse. A review of the selected NNN, as it…

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