Glossary of FON: Chapter 17 Planning Nursing Care
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- What is planning?
- A category of nursing behaviors in which client-centered goals and expected outcomes are established and nursing interventions are selected.
- How are priorities classified?
- High, intermediate, or low.
- What is a high priority?
- Those nursing diagnoses that if left untreated could result in harm to the client.
- What is an intermediate priority?
- Nursing diagoses involve the nonemergent, non-lifethreatening needs of the client.
- What is a low priority?
- Are client needs that may not be directly related to a specific illness or prognosis but may affect the client's future well-being.
- What is a short-term goal?
- An objective that is expected to be achieved within a short time frame, usually less than a week.
- What is a long-term goal?
- An objective that is expected to be achieved over a longer time frame, usually over weeks or months.
- What is an expected outcome?
- Is a specific measurable change in a client's status that is expected to occur in response to nursing care.
- Client-centered goal
- Outcomes and goals should reflect the client behavior and responses expected as a result of nursing interventions.
- Singular Goal or Outcome
- Each goal or outcome should address only one behavior or response.
- Observable Goal
- The nurse must be able to determine through observation if change has taken place.
- Measurable Goal
- Goals and expected outcomes are written to give the nurse a standard against which to measure the client's response to nursing care.
- Time-Limited Goal
- The time frame for each goal and expected outcome indicates when the expected response should occur.
- Mutual Factors Goal
- Mutually set goals and expected outcomes ensure that the client and nurse agree on the direction and time limits of care.
- Realistic Goal
- The nurse sets goals and expected outcomes that can be achieved.
- What are the types of nursing interventions?
- -Nurse Initiated
- What are the six important factors when choosing interventions?
- 1. characteristics of the nursing diagnosis
2. expected Outcomes
3. research base for the interventions
4. feastability of the intervention
5. acceptability to the client
6. competencies of the nurse
- What is nurse-initiated intervention?
- Are the independent response of the nurse to the client's health care needs and nursing diagnoses.
- What is a physician-initiated intervention?
- Are based on a physician's response to treat or manage a medical diagnosis.
- What is a collaborative intervention?
- Are therapies that require the knowledge, skill, and expertise of multiple health care professionals.
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