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Nursing Process

framework for nursing action consisting of problem solving steps that help members of the health care team provide effective patient care

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Analysis

using data to determine patient need or nursing diagnosis

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Assessment

collection of subjective and objective data

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Expected Outcome

expected behavior and physical and mental state of the patient after a therapeutic intervention

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Implementation

carrying out a plan of action

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Independent Nursing Actions

actions that do not require a physician's order

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Initial Assessment

gathering of baseline data

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Nursing Diagnosis

description of a patient problem

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Objective Data

information obtained through a physical assessment or examination, lab tests, or scans

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Ongoing Assessment

continuing assessment activities that proceed from the initial nursing assessment

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Planning

design of steps to carry out nursing actions

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Subjective Data

information supplied by the patient or family