Exploring the Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment
Week 1: Exploring the Nurse’s Role in Health Assessment
The nursing process is utilized in a variety of nursing roles and health care settings. Whether you are working in direct patient care, telehealth, or in a leadership role – the basic model is the same! Take this opportunity to share how the nursing process is utilized in your own practice settings!
Please answer the following question in your initial post:
Describe how you apply the first step (assessment) of the nursing process in your current practice setting. practicing as an RN on the Med Surg Unit, you may use an example from a prior clinical or work experience. Include the following information:
• Briefly describe your practice setting and the typical patient population.
• Provide examples of key subjective and objective data points you collect.
• Describe how you document your findings. Is there technology involved?
• Describe your process of data analysis. What is the end result of this process? (i.e., Do you formulate nursing diagnoses and care plans, collaborate with others and/or make referrals?)