Module 3

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  1. What is the purpose of the nursing process?
    is to identify a client's health status and actual or potential health care problems or needs, to establish plans to meet the identified needs, and to deliver specific nursing interventions to meet those needs.
  2.  The components of Assessing in the Nursing process are;
    Collect data, Organize data, Validate data, and Document data
  3. ______ is the systematic and continuous collection, organization, validation, and documentation of data
  4. What is Subjective data?
    Its also referred to as symptoms or covert data, are apparent only to the person afected and can be described or verified only by that person.
  5. What is Objective Data?
    Also referred to as signs or overt data, are detechable by an observer or can be measured or tested against an accepted standard. They can be seen, heard, felt, or smelled, and they are obtained by observation or physical examination.
  6. There are two approaches to interviewing, what are they?
    • Directive interview: highyly structured and elicits specific information. The nurse establishes the purpose of the interview and controls the interview, at least at the outset.
    • Nondirective Interview: repport-building interview, by contrast, the nurse allows the client to control the purpose, subject matter, and pacing.
    • Rapport is an understanding between two or more people.
  7. How can you determine if its a Closed question?
    Used in the directive interview, are restrictive and generally require only "yes" or "no" or short factual answers. Closed questions often begin with "when," "where," "who," "what." "do (did, does)," or "is (are, was)."
  8. How can you determine if its a Open Question?
    Its associated with the nondirective interview, invite clients to discover and explore, elaborate, clarify, or illustrate their thoughts or feelings. Invites answers longer than one or two words. May begin with "what" or "how."
  9. The components to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are;
    • Physiologic needs (survival needs)
    • Safety and security needs
    • Love and belonging needs¬†
    • Self-esteem needs
    • Self-actualization needs
  10. ______ is the act of "double-checking" or verifying data to confirm that it is accurate and factual.
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Module 3
2012-10-29 22:39:57

Assessing (Chapter 11)
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