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What is planning?
A category of nursing behaviors in which client-centered goals and expected outcomes are established and nursing interventions are selected.
How are priorities classified?
High, intermediate, or low.
What is a high priority?
Those nursing diagnoses that if left untreated could result in harm to the client.
What is an intermediate priority?
Nursing diagoses involve the nonemergent, non-lifethreatening needs of the client.
What is a low priority?
Are client needs that may not be directly related to a specific illness or prognosis but may affect the client's future well-being.
What is a short-term goal?
An objective that is expected to be achieved within a short time frame, usually less than a week.
What is a long-term goal?
An objective that is expected to be achieved over a longer time frame, usually over weeks or months.
What is an expected outcome?
Is a specific measurable change in a client's status that is expected to occur in response to nursing care.
Client-centered goal
Outcomes and goals should reflect the client behavior and responses expected as a result of nursing interventions.
Singular Goal or Outcome
Each goal or outcome should address only one behavior or response.
Observable Goal
The nurse must be able to determine through observation if change has taken place.
Measurable Goal
Goals and expected outcomes are written to give the nurse a standard against which to measure the client's response to nursing care.
Time-Limited Goal
The time frame for each goal and expected outcome indicates when the expected response should occur.
Mutual Factors Goal
Mutually set goals and expected outcomes ensure that the client and nurse agree on the direction and time limits of care.
Realistic Goal
The nurse sets goals and expected outcomes that can be achieved.
What are the types of nursing interventions?
-Nurse Initiated
-Physician Initiated
What are the six important factors when choosing interventions?
1. characteristics of the nursing diagnosis
2. expected Outcomes
3. research base for the interventions
4. feastability of the intervention
5. acceptability to the client
6. competencies of the nurse
What is nurse-initiated intervention?
Are the independent response of the nurse to the client's health care needs and nursing diagnoses.
What is a physician-initiated intervention?
Are based on a physician's response to treat or manage a medical diagnosis.
What is a collaborative intervention?
Are therapies that require the knowledge, skill, and expertise of multiple health care professionals.