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1

What are the components of critical thinking?

-not being content with first solution
-knowing, understanding, analyzing, synthesizing, applying, and evaluating
-read between the lines
-use logic
-use reasoning not emotion

2

What is critical thinking?

-the ability to recognize problems and raise questions, gather evidence to support answers and solutions
-evaluate alternative solutions
-communicate effectively to implement solutions

3

What are some critical thinking indicatiors?

-normal vs abnormal
-relating A&P and pathophysiology
-S&S and common problems
-use reliable resources
-good communication
-distinguish irrelevant from relevant
-weighs risks and benefits
-priorities and decisions in a timely manner
-reassess to monitor outcomes

4

What are some clinical reasoning questions to ask yourself?

-what did you observe?
-what do you make of what you saw?
-what course of action did you take?

5

What are the 5 rights of clinical reasoning?

-collect the right cues
-take the right action
-for the right patient
-at the right time
-for the right reason

6

What are some intrapersonal critical thinking indicators?

self-aware
curious
persistent
truth seeking
open-mindedness
sensitive to diversity
flexible
logical and intuitive
analytic and insightful
reflective and self corrective
courageous

7

What skill separates professional nurses from technical and ancillary staff?

clinical decision making

8

a specific term, usually refers to ways of thinking about patient care issues (determining, preventing, and managing patient problems). For reasoning about other clinical issues (teamwork, collaboration, and streamlining work flow) nurses usually use critical thinking.

clinical reasoning

9

What is clinical judgement?

the observed outcome of critical thinking and decision making

10

Express how professional standards
influence a nurse’s clinical decisions.

ANA: a competent level of nursing practice demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as The nursing process. The nursing process encompasses nursing actions and forms the foundation of decision making.

11

What are the 5 steps of the nursing process?

ADPIE
assessment
diagnose
Outcome ID and planning
Implementation
Evaluation