nursing observation

nursing observation

an objective evaluation made by a nurse of the various aspects of a client's condition. It includes the person's general appearance, emotional affect, nutritional status, habits, and preferences, as well as body temperature, skin condition, and any abnormal processes, including those of which the client complains. The client's religious preference, ethnic background, and familial relationships are also noted. Compare nursing assessment, nursing intervention.
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NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS -- Nexus, a Dimension Data company, will showcase a new mobile nursing observation station at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition that virtually monitors patients in hospitals and other care facilities in real-time.
Med ePad secured PS300,000 from SPARK Impact and has now developed the Med eTrax Nursing Observation application.
The evidence of qualified nursing observation during the afternoon was unsatisfactory and it seems any observation undertaken had been left to auxiliaries and went unrecorded and unreported.
At any rate, it is important for nursing staff to assess all residents on a continuous basis for dehydration through food and fluid intake monitoring, known risk factors, signs and symptoms, and good nursing observation.
The traditional compression closure method to seal the arterial puncture requires the patient to remain immobile under nursing observation for an additional 4 to 48 hours after the catheterization procedure.
The Company provides its services - which include nursing observation and care, daily interventions and oversight by a psychiatrist, and coordinated treatment by physician-led mental health teams - through acute inpatient behavioral health care facilities and residential treatment centers.
The traditional compression closure method requires the patient to remain immobile under nursing observation for an additional 4 to 48 hours after the catheterization procedure while the puncture site is compressed, typically resulting in significant discomfort to the patient and substantial costs to the patient and hospital.
The traditional compression closure method requires the patient to remain immobile under close nursing observation for an additional 4 to 48 hours after the catheterization procedure, which typically results in significant discomfort to the patient and substantial costs to the patient and hospital.
Current compression closure methods require patients to remain immobile under close nursing observation for an additional 4 to 48 hours after the catheterization procedure, with significant discomfort and complications to the patient.
The Company believes that not only does the reduced time to ambulation with the Prostar system improve patient comfort but it also contributes to the reduction of hospital resources due to a decreased need for nursing observation.
The surgical and nursing care areas offer state-of-the-art equipment and a setup which allows for continuous nursing observation.
If there is a mapping between nursing terminologies and these terminologies, an EMR decision support system can trigger an alert so that the nurse is aware of the nursing observations and interventions relevant to thrombosis.