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EPCC operational def

health assessment

TermDefinition
Best Practice a generic or general phrase for a process of infusing nursing practice with research-based knowledge
Biological Needs requirements to maintain integrity of the patient's body systems
Clinical Judgment The application of information based on actual observation of a patient combined with subjective and objective data that lead to a conclusion; the ability to make logical, rational decisions and decide whether a given action is right or wrong;
Clinical Judgment involves problems solving, decision making, and critical thinking
Collaboration to work cooperatively with a pt, significant support person, peers, other members of the interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary team, and community agencies to bring about solutions that balance differing needs, values for purpose to achieve positive outcome
Communicating needs a complex, ongoing, interactive process that forms the basis for building interpersonal relationships; to establish the nurse-patient relationship, to be effective in expressing interest/concern for the pt. & family w/in the environment
Coordination of care two or more people providing services to an individual or group and keeping all participants informed of their activities
Critical thinking ability to reason out, in a purposeful and goal-directed manner, accuracy & logic of information in order to transform that information into applicable knowledge. Nurse's attitude, knowledge base, & skills determine the level of critical thinking
Cultural needs requirements of the family unit and of the pt.'s life style, language, sexual, spiritual, and religious beliefs
Evidence based practice integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise & pt/family preferences & values for delivery of optimal health care
Practice of evidence based nursing integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systemic research
Health care settings various health care environments in which the nurse assumes pt. care responsibilities. Includes acute care facilities, long term care agencies, outpt/inpt clinics, community based agencies, schools
Health maintenance ability to sustain & preserve the present physical, mental & social well-being of an individual
Health promotion active process that assists a person to develop those resources that will maintain or enhance well-being or improve the quality of life
Health restoration process of restoring an individual to former state of health after any disease or injury that cause mental or physical impairment
Holistic a practice that focuses on healing the whole person through the unity of body, mind, emotion, spirit, and environment
Scope of nursing practice the actions, procedures, etc. that are permitted by law for a specific profession. Restricted to what the law permits based on specific experience and educational qualifications
Sociological needs dealing with social questions or problems, focusing on cultural and environmental factors; financial and support system concerns of the pt.
Created by: syrosaneli