Nursing Care

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I. SAFE AND QUALITY NURSING CARE

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Demonstrate knowledge based on health/illness status of individual/ groups

Indicators :
○ Identifies health needs of patients/groups
○ Explains patient/group status

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Provides sound decision making in care of individual/groups considering their beliefs, values

Indicators :
○ Problem identification
○ Data gathering related to problem
○ Data analysis
○ Selection appropriate action
○ Monitor progress of action taken

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Promotes patient safety and comfort

Indicators :
○ Performs age-specific safety measures and comfort measure in all aspects of patient care

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Priority setting in nursing care based on patients’ needs

Indicators :
○ Identifies priority needs of patients
○ Analysis of patients’ needs
○ Determine appropriate nursing care to be provided

CORE COMPETENCY 5:
Ensures continuity of care

Indicators :
○ Refers identified problems to appropriate individuals/ agencies ○ Establish means of providing continuous patient care

CORE COMPETENCY 6:
Administers medications and other health therapeutics

Indicators :
○ Conforms to the 10 golden rules in medication administration and health therapeutics

CORE COMPETENCY 7:
Utilizes nursing process as framework for nursing. Performs comprehensive, systematic nursing assessment

Indicators :
○ Obtains consent
○ Complete appropriate assessment forms
○ Performs effective assessment techniques
○ Obtains comprehensive client information
○ Maintains privacy and confidentiality
○ Identifies health needs

CORE COMPETENCY 8:
Formulates care plan in collaboration with patients, other health team members

Indicators :
○ Includes patients, family in care planning
○ States expected outcomes in nursing interventions
○ Develops comprehensive patient care plan
○ Accomplishes patient centered discharge plan

CORE COMPETENCY 9:
Implements NCP to achieve identified outcomes

Indicators :
○ Explain interventions to patient, family before carrying them out ○ Implement safe, comfortable nursing interventions
○ Acts according to client’s health conditions, needs
○ Performs nursing interventions effectively and in timely manner

CORE COMPETENCY 10:
Implements NCP progress toward expected outcomes

Indicators :
○ Monitors effectiveness of nursing interventions
○ Revises care plan PRN

CORE COMPETENCY 11:
Responds to urgency of patient’s condition

Indicators :
○ Identifies sudden changes in patient’s health conditions ○ Implements immediate, appropriate interventions

II. MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Organizes workload to facilitate patient care

Indicators:
○ Identifies task or activities that need to be accomplished ○ Plans the performance of task or activities based on priority ○ Finishes work assignment on time

CORE COMPETENCY 2:
Utilizes resources to support patient care

Indicators:
○ Determines the resources needed to deliver patient care
○ Control the use of equipment

CORE COMPETENCY 3:
Ensures the functioning of resources

Indicators:
○ Check proper functioning of the equipment
○ Refers Malfunctioning equipment to appropriate unit

CORE COMPETENCY 4:
Check the Proper functioning of the Equipment

Indicators:
○ Determines the task and procedures that can be safely assigned to the other members of the team ○ Verifies the competence of the staff prior to delegating tasks

CORE COMPETENCY 5:
Maintains safe Environment

Indicators:
○ Observe proper disposal of waste
○ Adheres to policies, procedures and protocols on prevention and control of infection ○ Defines steps to follow incase of fire , earthquake and other emergency situation

III. HEALTH EDUCATION

CORE COMPETENCY 1:
Assesses the learning needs of the patient and the family

Indicators:
○ Obtains learning information through interview, observation and validation ○ Defines...
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