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Chapter 01

Clinical Judgment

What is the process that nurses and the health care team use to make decisions based on interpretation of the patient’s needs or problems. Clinical judgment
The nursing process, critical thinking, and a variety of reasoning patterns help the medical-surgical nurse make? clinical decisions.
The worst result of poor judgment is failure to rescue which occurs when? early signs and symptoms are not noticed or accurately interpreted and, action to improve the patient’s condition is not implemented.
Attributes of clinical judgment include:? Assessment: Noticing Analysis: Interpreting Planning and Implementation: Responding Evaluation: Evaluating
Who are one initiative to save lives and decrease the risk for patient harm before a respiratory or cardiac arrest occurs. Rapid Response Teams
Members of such a team are critical care experts who are? on-site and available at any time to respond to calls for assistance.
Early clinical changes in condition occur in most patients for up to 48 hours before a? “Code Blue.”
Therefore, observe for, document, and communicate early indicators of? patient decline, including decreasing blood pressure, increasing heart rate, and changes in mental status.
Created by: lisallisa