10 notecards = 3 pages (4 cards per page)
You receive reports no your patient assignment for the day. You have 6 patients who require assessment & have orders for treatments & medications.
Prioritized the care! In approaching a multiple patient assignment, you may benefit from doing the following:
As a home care nurse, you have been assigned to visit a patient requires dressing changes for a foot ulceration. When you arrive in the home, you see that the patient does not have any commercially packaged dressings or saline solution. You have used the last of your supplies & the drive to the office will take more than 1hr. The dressing that the patient has on her foot is saturated w/purulent drainage.
a. The nurse may choose to return to the office to obtain supplies & then make a later visit to this patient. This option is possible if the nurse has other patients to visit or if there is work to be done at the office. This option will, however, take time away from the nurse & extend visiting hours. The nurse may choose to purchase necessary items from a local pharmacy, but the nurse may not have the necessary funds or be able to be reimbursed for the purchase. It may be most appropriate for the nurse to investigate what alternative resources are available in the patient's home, such as clean cloth, boiled water, salt, and tongs (all to be used only w/patient permission).
Process of recalling an event to determine its meaning & purpose
Series of clinical judgments that result in informal for diagnoses
End point of critical thinking that leads to problem resolution
Inner sensing that something is so
Process that moves from observable facts from an experience to a reasonable explanation of those facts
Identify one example of how critical thinking is used in each of the following steps of the nursing process:
a. Collecting data
Identify the level of critical thinking demonstrated by each of the following:
I dentify the attitude of critical thinking demonstrated for each of the follwoing: