Fundamentals Test 2

  1. Decision-Making
    Method of anazlying a problem, determining alternatives, and selecting the appropriate action.
  2. Diagnositc Reasoning Process
    Skills used to make nuring diagnosis.
  3. Functional Health Pattern
    A framework for collecting and organzing nursing assessment data to ascertain the client's strengths and any actual or potentional dysfunctional patterns.
  4. Information-Processing Theory
    Organizing information to use cues to make acurate diagnosis.
  5. Input
    Information that enters a system.
  6. Nursing Process
    • Systematic approach to providing nursing care using
    • Assessment
    • Diagnosis
    • Outcome Identification
    • Planning
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
    • **Problem solving method used in all settings with clients to ID and treat human responses to potential or actual health problems. This allows for individualized care.
  7. The Nursing Process: Assessment
    • "Systematic gathering of info. related to the physical, mental, spiritual, socioeconoic and cultural status of an individual, group or community.
    • Nurses collect data about patients past, present or potential problems to develop complete database.
    • -Collect Data -- From primary and secondary sources.
    • -Organize Data -- Various ways include: Head-to-Toe, Gordons and body systems
    • -Validate Data -- Check for accuracy and comparen normal vs. abnormal.
    • -Document Data -- Make sure you document accurately without your own "spin on things"
  8. What do we determine in the Assessment?
    • Baseline info. on the client
    • Client's normal function
    • Client's risk for dysfunction.
    • Determine presensce of absence of dysfuncion.
    • Client's Strenghts.
    • Provide data for the diagnosi sphase.
  9. Types of Assessments
    • Initial (admission) - Longer assessment that includes health history as well as current problems.
    • Focus - When we alread know what the patient's probelm is and we can focus on the probelm to see if it still exists or whether the status of the problem has changed.
    • Time-lapsed - Evaluate any changes in the client's functional health. Over a period of time could be weeks or months.
    • Emergency - Use this in ABCs, suicide and violence.
  10. Assessment Skills
    • Observation - comprises more that the nurses's ability to "see" the client, nurses always use the senses
    • Vision, Smell, Hearing, and Touch. Also Intuition (little voice inside your head)
    • Subjective data - told
    • Objective data - measured
  11. Output
    End-product of a system.
  12. Primary Source
  13. Problem-Solving Process
    Systematic process that involves identifying and analyzing the problem, determining and weighing the possible solutions, choosing and implementing a solution, and evaluation the results.
  14. Secondary Source
    Other that the client. Examples chart, family, ect.
  15. Systems Theory
    Way of viewing the world or an organization in which the parts are seen in relation to the whole.
  16. Throughput
    Process by which a system transforms, creates, and orgaizes input, resulting in a reorganization of the imput.
  17. Who introduced the term "nursing process"
    Lydia Hall in 1955.
  18. Nursing Interview
    Needs to be structured and puposeful. Interviewing helps obtain info. for the nursing history, consists of asking queustions to get subjective data from the client.
  19. Phases of the Patient Interview
    • Prepatory Phase - research before nurse meets client.
    • Introductory Phase - (orientation) this is where you are able to establish a rapport, creat trust and relieve anxiety with small talk.
    • Maintence Phase - (working phase) nurse and client focus on specific goals. Ask open and closed ended questions.
    • Concluding Phase - (closing) Can be done by client or nurse. Review goals, maintain trust and make a plan.
  20. Nursing Interview: Questioning
    • Directive Interviewing: Easily categorized info. with just yes or no answers. Just the facts!
    • Nondirective Interviewing: Allows client to control interview, nurse can clarify and summarize what patient is saying, good if you want more info.

    Also open ended (usually more than a couple of words) and close ended questions.
  21. What is a leading question?
    When you tell your patient the answer you want to hear.

    • Ex: You don't have any questions about your meds to you?
    • It should be: Do you have any questions about your meds?
  22. Conducting the Interview
    • Individualize your approach (each situation is different)
    • Active listening and pay attention to nonverbal communication such as body language.
    • Use mostly open-ended questions.
    • Use 10th grade level speech they can't understand. No "health jargon"
    • Curb you curiosity...only find out what you NEED to know not what you may want to know.
    • Do not give advice or voice approval/disapproval. Every patient has right to second opinion.
  23. Validate Data
    "Double-checking the info." process of confirming the accuracy of assessment data collected.

    • Compare data to normal function: Example runners may have lower HR, but this is normal for them.
    • Checking consistency of cues: Example clients statements may differ at different times in the interview.
    • Data are far outside normal range: You can check journals, textbooks ect to see what the problem may be.
    • Factors may be present that interfere with accurate measurement.
  24. Reflect on the Assessment
    • Make sure you have data that is complete, validated and accurate.
    • Record all findings.
    • If you needed to follow up on anything make sure you did.
    • Review the physical assessment, observation and examination.

    Document the Data ASAP using the facts and clients own words. Record only pertinent data.
  25. What is a Medical Diagnosis?
    IDs a disease, illness or injury. Any pathological problems. Examples: Asthma, COPD Diabetes
  26. What is a Nursing Diagnosis?
    Nurse Driven. Invovles data anaylsis and identrification of problems, risks and strenghts could be actual or potential.
  27. Collaborative Problem
    When clients are at risk for developing the same complications always a potential for it, and it takes both the nurse and the physician to care for it.
  28. Components or Nursing Diagnosis
    • Diagnostic Label - Name of the nursing diagnosis
    • Descriptors - ex. ability, deficient, compromised, effecive ect.
    • Definition
    • Defining Characteristics - can be subjective or objective there may be 1 or more present in patient
    • Risk Factors - Why it could be happending.
    • Related factors - cannot be medical diagnosis.
  29. Types of Nursing Diagnosis
    • Actual - Client has a problem right now
    • Risk For - a problem that is likely to develop based on assessment of risk factors.
    • Possible - A problem is suspected, but not enough data is available to confirm or rule out.
    • Wellness - client is currently healthy, but want to achieve higher level of wellness.
    • Syndrome - multiple nursing diagnosis built together.
  30. Recipe to writing a Nursing Diagnosis
    • Actual:
    • NDX related to secondary to AEB .
    • Risk for:
    • NDX related to .
  31. Outcome Identification
    • Activities: Establish priorities, esablish client, goals and outcome.
    • Purpose: provide individualized care, client participation, goals that are reasonable.
  32. Establish priorities
    • High - live threatening or something that is very important to the client.
    • Medium - problems that could result in unhealthy outcome, but not life threatening.
    • Low - Problems that can be solved easily with little intervention and have little potential to cause dysfunction.

    Sometimes clients and nurses have different priorities.
  33. Client Outcome
    • The patient's goal. The changes in the client you hope to achieve.
    • Goal has to be specific, measurable and realistic.
    • S - specific
    • M - Measurable
    • A - Appropriate
    • R - Realistic
    • T - Timely
    • When writing a goal you need to include who (subject) what (action verb) when (target time) how (perfomrance criteria) and any special conditions.
  34. Planning
    • Consists of developing the plan of care that will assist the client in the area of concern previously identified.
    • Purposes of a plan: direct client care, promote coninuity of care, focus charting requirements and allow for delegation for specific activites.

    • What you do while your planning:
    • Planning nursing interventions and writing a client plan of care that is client centered and step by step.
  35. Initial and Ongoing Planning
    • Initial Planning
    • Begins w/ first client contact
    • Write ASAP after initial assessment
    • Develop the initial comprehensive care plan

    • Ongoing Planning
    • Changes made in the plan as your evaluate client's responses to care.
  36. Nursing Interventions
    Purpose: to achieve client outcomes

    Should be linked with goal and diagnosis (4 interventions for 1 care plan)

    • Types of Interventions
    • Independent Interventions - just yourself
    • Dependent Interventions - someone else does it
    • Interdependend interventions (collaborative) lots of people help
  37. Types of Interventions
    • Psychomotor -- position, apply, insert
    • Psychosocial -- resolving emotioal, phychological or social problems.
    • Maintence -- hygeine and skin and other routine nursing care
    • Surviellance -- detecting changes from baseline
    • Supervisory -- Oversee clients overall care
    • Sociocultural -- spend time, culture identity
  38. What is a Nursing Care Plan?
    • Guides Holistic, goal-oriented care
    • Individualized for each client
    • Provides a guide for assessing and charting
    • Ensures care is complete
    • Provides continuity of care
    • Promotes efficient use of nursing efforts
    • Meets requirements of accrediting agencies.
  39. Types of Evaluation
    • Structure - attributes of setting or surroundings
    • Process - nurse's performance
    • Outcome - client and client fucntion
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Fundamentals Test 2
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