ABOUT THE STANDARDS OF CARE
The standards of care are an essential part of the
Nursing profession. It provides guidelines within a
framework of practices that ensure each nurse delivers
an acceptable standard of care. In order to accomplish
this, it is necessary to have continuity.
Every Institution has expectations of the nurse doing
a job which would be looked upon as more than satisfactory
and maintain this quality of care.
What is the Nursing Process?
For the most part, the nursing process = 5 Steps
A – Assessment
D – Diagnosis
P – Planning
I – Implementation
E – Evaluation
The image above describes how the nursing process is used.
An example is given of a patient who is admitted to the ICU.
The nurse does an assessment.
The doctor makes a diagnosis.
The nurses devises a plan that will target improvement in
the patient’s condition.
The nurse works with the other staff members to implement
the plan of care.
It is important to evaluate the progress that is made from the
patient’s plan of care.
PREVENTING HYPOTHERMIA IN THE POST OPERATIVE PATIENT
The Care Plan is routinely used to maintain a standard of care.
Patient diagnosis, treatment and potential problems with patient
status is reflected in the Care Plan.
The image above is a reflection of the potential problems that the nurse
will address in the postoperative patient:
– Cardiac Arrhythmias
The Care Plan
Sessions for Nurses 20, IV site care
WHAT IS DVT PREVENTION?
DVT (Deep vein thrombosis) should be prevented at all costs.
This may occur, when a patient is confined to bed and correct
measures are not taken to ensure proper circulation.
The person on a long airplane flight with poor leg movement
may also be prone to this condition.
Blood clots (emboli) may form in the veins of the calf and an
embolus (clot) can break off and migrate to the lungs, causing
PE ( Pulmonary Embolism).
SCD (sequential compression device) is used in the prevention
of blood clots.
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NURSING CLINICAL SCENARIOS
The image below demonstrates the need for the nurse
to take appropriate intervention or do an assessment.