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Critical Thinking

Nursing process and Critical Thinking

The Nursing Process Provides a framework for the practice of nursing
The patients information and the data are collected during the assessment phase
During which phase of the nursing process does the nurse identify the health problems Diagnosis
A nursing order is created to provide specific written instructions for all caregivers
The nurse sets priorities for nursing intervention in the planning phase
Idiosyncratic Reaction : any unintended effect on the body as a result of the use of therapeutic drugs, drugs of abuse, or the interaction of two or more pharmacologically active agents
2. Adverse Reaction: harm associated with the use of given medications at a normal dose
3. Absorption: the process by which a drug is made available to the body fluids for distribution
4. Distribution: The ways in which drugs are transported by the circulating body fluids to the sites of action (receptors) for metabolism and excretion
5. Elimination: the elimination of the active drug or its metabolites from the body
6. Metabolism: the process by with a drug is inactivated (broken down)
7. Half-Life: the amount of time required for 50% of the drug to be eliminated from the body
8. Antagonistic effect (action of medication): A chemical substance that interferes with the physiological action of another, especially by combining with and blocking its nerve receptor
9. Agonistic (action of medication): A drug that binds to a receptor of a cell and triggers a response by the cell.
10. Incompatibility: unsuitable for use together because of chemical interactions or antagonistic physiological effects
11. Drug Interaction: a situation in which a substance affects the activity of a drug, i.e. the effects are increased or decreased, or they produce a new effect that neither produces on its own
12. Local Interaction: interaction by a drug to a specific area or location of the body
13. Systemic interaction: of, relating to, or being a drug or poison that as used is harmless to the but when absorbed into its bloodstream makes the entire organism toxic
14. Tolerance: the capacity of the body to endure or become less responsive to a substance (drug)
15. Dependence: the quality or state of being dependent upon or unduly subject to the influence of another (drug addiction)
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