Nursing Knowledge through the Nursing Process
“The assessment phase of the nursing process is foundational for appropriate diagnosis, planning and ," (Ackley & Ladwig, 2014, p3). This beginning phase of the nursing process is important for many reasons. Not only are we meeting our patients for the first time but we collect but object and subjective data to put together and create a picture of our patient. The nurse makes an assessment of the patient, utilizing all the information that is gathered and can better understand their needs. Each nurse, through time and practice, fine tunes these assessment tools …show more content…
After a nurse gathers all the subjective and objective information about the patient alone with using their knowledge, we formulate a diagnosis using “NANDA," “North American Nursing Diagnosis Association." There is a list of nursing diagnosis related to primary clinical issues and may or may not have secondary issues too. The patient may also have many different diagnosis’ that need to treat as well, so the gathering information phase prior to the diagnosis phase is …show more content…
The Nurse Intervention Classification or NIC, is a system that defines nursing interventions and clusters them into families of therapies and treatments that gear toward a specific problem. According to Forbes, "Nursing requires robust clinical research to show that its interventions do not harm and have a beneficial effect." In this vital stage of the nursing process, there is a certain level of knowledge needed effectively to accomplish a positive outcome for the patient. At this point, a substantial amount of scientific knowledge is also needed so to understand how the interventions that are chosen, will impact the outcome for the patient. (Forbes, 2009)
The knowledge needed at this point are as follows:
• Nurse must be able to understanding the medical knowledge of the diagnosis and how it impacts the patient 's physical and psychosocial functions
• Nurse must be able to determine if the intervention will produce the desired outcome for the patient based on scientific research.
• Nurse must know what equipment or resources needed for the chosen intervention
• Nurse must know the patient 's current status , to be sure the intervention is still relevant
• Nurse must be aware of patient 's spiritual and culture needs that may potentially hinder the interventions outcome.
• Nurse must know what evidence will determine the effectiveness of the