The provision of caring and compassionate, culturally sensitive care that is
based on a client’s physiological, psychological, sociological, spiritual, and
cultural needs, preferences, and values
The use of current knowledge from research and other credible sources, upon
which clinical judgment and client care are based.
The use of information technology as a communication and information
gathering tool that supports clinical decision making and scientifically based
Care related and organizational processes that involve the development and
implementation of a plan to improve health care services and better meet the
needs of clients.
The delivery of client care in partnership with multidisciplinary members of the
health care team, to achieve continuity of care and positive client outcomes.
Cardiac Output and
The anatomical structures (heart, blood vessels, and blood) and body functions
that support adequate cardiac output and perfusion of body tissues.
The anatomical structures (brain, central and peripheral nervous systems, eyes
and ears) and body functions that support perception, interpretation, and
response to internal and external stimuli.
The anatomical structures (kidney, ureters, and bladder) and body functions
that support filtration and excretion of liquid wastes, regulate fluid and
electrolyte and acid
The anatomic structures (spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and lymphatic system)
and body functions related to inflammation, immunity, and cell growth.
The anatomical structures (mouth, esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, liver,
small and large bowel, and rectum) and body functions that support ingestion,
digestion, and absorption of food and elimination of solid wastes from the
The anatomical structures (skin, hair, and nails) and body functions related to
protecting the inner organs from the external environment and injury.
The anatomical structures (bones, joints, and muscles) and body functions that
support the body and provide its movement.