Chapter 18 Notes
Client-centered goals reflect a clients highest possible level of wellness and
independence in function.
A goal must be realistic and based on the clients needs and resources. A client goal
represents predicted resolution of a diagnosis o
Chapter 19 Notes
These three skills are needed to implement direct and indirect nursing interventions.
Cognitive skills involve the application of critical thinking. No intervention should be
automatic. Nurses need to think and anticipate how to individua
Class 6 Notes
When choosing interventions, you nurses need to be competent in three areas:
1. Knowing the scientific rationale for the interventions
2. Possessing the necessary psychomotor and interpersonal skills
3. Being able to use available health car
Class 8 Notes
Implementation constitutes the fourth step of the nursing process. After the nursing
diagnoses have been identified, nurses initiate the nursing interventions most likely to
achieve the goals and expected outcomes that support or improve the
Lecture 1 Notes
When performing an assessment, you deliberately and systematically collect data to
ascertain the clients current and past functional status.
Assessment has two stages: first, to collect and verify data from the client (primary
Lecture 2 Notes
Biographical data: Age, address, occupations, marital status, health care insurance.
Client expectations: Find out what clients expect to happen to them while seeking
treatments for their health.
Present Illness or heath concerns: Determin
Lecture 3 Notes
Nursing diagnoses have been around for more than 57 years! Nursing diagnoses allow
nurses to practice independently, especially in the areas of client education and symptom
Over the years, the use of nursing diagnoses has become mo
Managing Client Care Notes
In the decentralized decision-making model, the manger directs and supports staff.
Managers oftentimes have 24-hour responsibility for the unit, as well as for staffing and
budgeting and daily operations. Table 21-1 gives exampl
Nurse Evaluation Notes
These measures are actions that support the effectiveness of direct care interventions.
Many of these measures may be managerial. Box 19-4 presents examples of indirect
Nursing interventions can be communicate
Planning Nursing Care Notes
Planning constitutes the third step of the nursing process. After you have identified your
clients nursing diagnosis, planning the appropriate care comes next. During the planning
process you will identify nursing behaviors in