Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination!

May 1, 2021

•The nursing process consists of six interconnected phases: assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
•A complete and valid assessment influences the remaining phases of the nursing process.
•The patient is the primary source of data; all others are secondary sources.
•The nurse prescribes the primary interventions to treat a nursing diagnosis.
•The nurse uses assessment data to develop the nursing diagnosis.
•The nurse projects end results that are measurable, desirable, and observable during outcome identification.
•The nurse develops an individualized plan of care that considers pertinent patient characteristics such as age, culture, medical diagnosis, and mutual interest.
•Nursing interventions are planned activities to promote outcome achievement.
•Evaluation is an ongoing component of each phase of the nursing process.
•During evaluation, the actual patient outcome is compared with the desired patient outcome, and a judgment is made about outcome achievement.
•The plan of care is changed according to evaluation and the resulting identification of needs.
•NANDA-I, NIC, and NOC continue to develop standardized nursing languages to aid communication and research.
•The LPN/LVN has a significant role in the nursing process.
•Managed care and case management systems have emerged in response to rising health care costs.
•A clinical pathway is a multidisciplinary plan that schedules clinical interventions over an anticipated time frame for specific types of patient health problems.
•Critical thinking involves thinking with a purpose and using reasoning with decision making.
•Evidence-based practice provides the latest guidelines for patient care based on best practices provided by research.