Objectives for nursing process

question

List the components of the nursing process
answer

1. Assessment (data collection) 2. Nursing diagnosis 3. Planning 4. Implementation 5. Evaluation
question

Define “critical thinking”.
answer

Directed, purposeful, mental activity by which ideas are evaluated, plans are constructed, and desired outcomes are decided.
question

Identify the steps in the problem-solving process.
answer

1. define problem clearly 2. consider all possible alternatives as solutions to the problem 3. consider the possible outcomes for each alternative 4. predict the likelihood of each outcome occuring 5. Choose the alternative with the best chance of success that has the fewest undesirable outcomes.
question

Discuss the basic principles of setting priorities.
answer

Prioritizing involves placing nursing diagnoses or interventions in order of importance. 1. High=life-threatening 2. Medium=threaten health or coping ability 3. Low=do not have a major effect on the person if not attended to that day/week
question

Differentiate objective data from subjective data.
answer

Objective=Info obtained through senses or measured by instruments Subjective= data obtained orally
question

Correlate patient problems with nursing diagnosis using the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association list. NANDA
answer

Once the nursing diagnoses are identified, the planning phase occurs. The NANDA list is used to form 1st part (STEM) of the nursing diagnosis used in care plan. THE NURSING DIAGNOSIS DESCRIBES A HEALTH PROBLEM AMENABLE TO NURSING iNTERVENTION.
question

Describe appropriate outcome criteria for nursing diagnoses.
answer

A specific statement of the goal the patient is expected to acheive as a result of nursing intervention. Must contain measurable criteria that can be evaluated; should be realistic and attainable with a defined timeline; agreement on importance is needed between patient and other healthcare involved with the patient’s care
question

Construct goals that are specific and measurable.
answer

Ex= Patient will ambulate to the nurse’s station using walker, unassisted, by 7/1

Get instant access to
all materials

Become a Member