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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Med ePad secured PS300,000 from SPARK Impact and has now developed the Med eTrax Nursing Observation application.
We began to isolate all cases of diarrhea immediately by nursing observation versus physician orders," says Raymond Casciari, M.
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.
pre-sedation vital signs, then pulse oximetry and direct nursing observation throughout sedation) were deemed appropriate for nitrous oxide sedation.
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 AACN requires one to one, or one to two, nursing observation of the patients with these devices at all times (Boggs, 1993).
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.
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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.
Nursing observations did not routinely include an assessment of her headaches and vomiting.
These patients were predominantly admitted to a regular postsurgical ward with strict hourly nursing observations, treatment protocols in place and supervision by an Acute Pain Service for the first 24 hours after intrathecal morphine administration.