The Nursing Process : Nursing Course


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Determining a patient's response to nursing interventions and goals that have been set is:

evaluation

Rationale: Evaluation is the final step of the nursing process. In this step, the nurse should compare the patient's current health status with the goals of the patient. In order to evaluate the patient, objective and subjective data should be obtained though a physical assessment, as well as review of the patient's record, and observation. If the goals for the patient were not achieved, then the plan of care should be reassessed, and further nursing actions should be implemented.


Following through with a plan of care through nursing interventions is:

implementation

Rationale: During the implementation process of the nursing process, the plan of care for a patient is carried out. The nurse should carry out all nursing orders, and document on the patient's chart. There is continual assessing of the patient to determine the response to the nursing care. There should be alterations in the care plan as the patient's condition, problems, and responses change throughout care.


Goals for a patient that are not met through the nursing process should be:

reassessed

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The development of goals and a plan of care to assist the patient to resolve a nursing diagnosis is:

planning

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The identification of actual or potential health problems that may be resolved by nursing actions is a:

nursing diagnosis

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The method in which a nurse delivers care to a patient, regardless of the setting is:

the nursing process

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The systemic collection of data to determine a patient's health status is:

assessment

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The three parts of a nursing diagnosis are:

problem, etiology, and symptoms

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When establishing a plan of care for a patient, the goals should be prioritized by using:

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

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While performing an assessment on a patient, the nurse should obtain a:

health history and physical exam

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