Assessment of the patient is critical to providing safe, high quality nursing care. Yet, often we have so many procedures to perform, medications to administer and other tasks to complete that we do not stop to critically assess the patient. Consider the following in your discussion:

  • What assessment processes do you use in your daily nursing practice?
  • Are the processes more of a systems checklist or do they truly involve the synthesis of information that involves reflection and critical thinking?
  • How can you reconsider personal habits and cognitive processes and make sure to include critical thinking in the assessment process?

Please support your initial discussion and opinions with at least two citations from the assigned readings, or peer-reviewed professional nursing literature.

See the Nursing Syllabus Standards & Policies Document for Discussion Participation Guidelines & Grading Criteria

Please read the discussions and respond to them with a reference

Post a thoughtful response to at least two (2) other colleagues’ initial postings. Responses to colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable comment are: “This is interesting – in my practice, we treated or resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds, theory, management principle) and according to the literature…” and add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as “I agree” or “good comment.”

References:

  • Response posts: Minimum of one (1) total reference: one (1) from peer-reviewed or course materials reference per response.

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