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  1. implementation or fulfillment of a prescriber’s or caregiver’s prescribed course of treatment or therapeutic plan by a patients. Also called adherence
  2. Statements that are time specific and describe generally what is to be accomplished to address a specific nursing diagnosis
  3. any preventable adverse drug event involving inappropriate medication used by a patient or health care professional; it may or may not cause the patient harm
    Medication Error
  4. An informed decision on the part of the patient not to adhere to or follow a therapeutic plan or suggestion. Also
    called nonadherence
  5. an organizational framework for the practice of nursing. It encompasses all steps taken by the nurse in caring for a patient: assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning (with goals and outcome criteria), implementation of plan (with patient teaching), and evaluation
    Nursing process
  6. Descriptions of specific patient behaviors or responses that demonstrates meeting of or achievement of goals related to each nursing diagnosis. These statements, like goals, should be verifiable, framed in behavioral terms, measurable, and time specific. Outcome criteria are considered to be specific, whereas goals are broad
    Outcome Criteria
  7. any health care professional licensed by the appropriate regulatory board to prescribe medication
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Lilley Chapter 1 The Nursing Process and Drug Therapy
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