Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: b | Slide: 21
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing process including clinical judgment and patient assessment; legal and societal expectations; and roles in improving patient care
Slide content:Nursing Care Processes Summary Lecture b In making clinical judgments, nurses rely on two types of information: Objective (based on facts) Subjective (based on the patients inner experiences) Clinical judgment is used by nurses in the five-step nursing process Nurses also help protect patients legal rights and improve patient care 21
Slide notes:This concludes Lecture b of Nursing Care Processes . In summary, nurses use clinical judgment to make the best decisions about patient care. Clinical judgment takes into account both facts, such as a patients blood pressure and pulse, and more subjective information, such as a patients coping skills or cultural needs. Nurses use their clinical judgment skills when following the five-step nursing process for treating patients. The nursing process includes assessing the patient, diagnosing the problem, creating a plan of care, implementing the plan of care, and evaluating the plan of care. Along with providing patient care, nurses can play important roles in protecting patients legal rights and improving patient care. 21