The nursing process consists of six dynamic and interrelated phases: assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation
2. List the elements of each of the six phases of the nursing process
Asses- gather information about the clients condition, Diagnose-identify the client’s problems, plan and identify outcomes- set goals of care and desired outcomes and identify appropriate nursing actions, Implement- perform the nursing actions identified in planning, Evaluate- Determine if goals met and outcomes acheived
3. Describe the establishment of the database
When you have obtained the history and completed the physical examination with accuracy, you have the needed information to establish a database ( a large store or bank of information)
4. Discuss the steps used to formulate a nursing diagnosis
A nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgement about individual, family, or community responses about actual or potential health problems/life processes.
5. Differentiate between types of health problems
It is important to distinguish collaborative problems and medical diagnoses from nursing diagnoses. these two types of problems are defined and discussed separately
6. Describe the development of patient centered outcomes
The nurse develops expected outcomes for the established nursing diagnosis. A patient outcome statement provides a description of the specific, measurable behavior that the patient will be able to exhibit in a given time frame following the interventions.
7. Discuss the creation of nursing orders
Because nursing interventions offered in textbooks and care planning manuals are often broad, general statements that indicate an activity to be performed it is often necessary to convert these nursing interventions to more specific instructional statements
8. Explain the evaluation of a nursing care plan
Evaluation is determination made