nursing protocol

nursing protocol

A specific written procedure that prescribes nursing actions in a given situation. Health agencies and physicians establish protocols to ensure consistency and quality of care. A protocol may describe mandatory nursing assessments, behaviors, and documentation for establishing and maintaining invasive appliances; methods of administering specific drugs; special-care modalities for patients with certain disorders; other components of patient care; lines of authority; or channels of communication under particular circumstances.
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Stage 1 is the control period (preprotocol period), which was undertaken in a 6-month period between March 25, 2011, and September 30, 2011, where no nursing assessment, nursing protocol, or diagnosis was used.
Chapter 12 Correctional Law and Chapter 15 Nursing Protocol both deal with security.
Salisbury's family say she followed nursing protocol and did not give unprescribed medication.
She gave all three medications to Benny without calculating the correct drug dosage based on Benny's weight, which was against common nursing protocol for the institution.
Increasing the rate of identification of battered women in an emergency department: use of a nursing protocol.
When using a dilute heparin solution as a flush, general nursing protocol includes flushing the catheter with a saline solution followed by the injection of a dilute heparin solution (Shoaf & Oliver, 1992).
TriageLogic's secure, hosted solution is a repository for nursing protocols, physician/practice profiles and encounter documentation.
He said CNSs "lead the development of nursing protocols in their area of practice and help ensure that our nursing workforce delivers tailored quality care".

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