Nursing Care Plan Readiness For Enhanced Knowledge

49757 Girls Nurse Costume large1 130x300 Nursing Care Plan Readiness  For  Enhanced  KnowledgeNursing Care Plan Readiness  For  Enhanced  Knowledge Definition:The presence or acquisition of cognitive information related to a specific topic that is sufficient for meeting health-related goals and can be strengthened. is a professional judgment based on the application of clinical knowledge which determines potential or actual experiences and responses to health problems and life processes. The list of nanda nursing diagnosis can be applied to individuals, families or communities. Included with the list of nanda nursing diagnosis is an array of commonly applied interventions from which the caregiver can choose to implement to the given patient. Standardized nursing language is a body of terms used in the profession that is considered to be understood in common. The use of common terms promotes patient safety by allowing nurses to quickly and efficiently understand the aspects of a patient’s needs. The use of standardized terms allows nursing staff to avoid sifting through long narratives in order to determine a particular patient’s needs and planned course of care. Nursing Care Plan Readiness  For  Enhanced  Knowledge

Defining Characteristics

  • Expresses an interest in
  • Behaves congruent with
  • Learning expressed knowledge
  • Explains knowledge of
  • Describes previous experience topic related to other topics

Assessment Focus 

  • Communication
  • Risk management
  • Knowledge
  • Values and beliefs

Expected Outcomes The Patient Will

  • Identify new sources for enhancing knowledge in the topic of interest.
  • Make use of all relevant resources to enhance knowledge.
  • Ask questions where new information needs clarification.
  • Begin practicing new behaviors gleaned from enhanced knowledge.

Suggested Noc Outcomes

Knowledge: Health Promotion

Interventions And Rationales

Determine:  Assess current health status; problems, restrictions, limita-tions; personal habits, such as the use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol con-sumption, level of knowledge about disease process; communication skills (verbal and written), degree of motivation to maintain health familiarity with technology as a source of learning. Assessment infor-mation will help identify appropriate interventions.Perform:  Plan a health maintenance program for the patient and family members addressing current problems. Developing a plan with the family will increase the probability of compliance by giving them information to review each day. Provide the family and patient with a written copy. A written copy can be posted in the patient’s home where it is always available for review. Inform:  Provide books and videos that will help the patient’s quest for enhanced knowledge. Supplying some materials directly may be a motivation for the patient to search further.Direct patient and family to use other sources such as libraries,the Internet, or professional organizations. An independent search results in the patient developing confidence in his or her ability to go much deeper into the area of interest.217 Attend: Encourage patient and family to verbalize feelings and con-cerns related to the knowledge and skills that patient needs. This promotes greater ease in managing challenging situations.Demonstrate willingness to repeat instruction and demonstrationsof skills needed by the patient. Repetition will reinforce learning and give the patient added confidence in his or her ability to comply.Be available to answer questions and correct misconceptions for the patient/family to enhance the effectiveness of learning.Introduce the patient and/or family to individuals who may have had experience with the health problems in question if that is advis-able. In many cases, having the opportunity to talk to another per-son that has coped well with the same problem will provide support and encouragement to the patient.Manage:  Refer to social worker/case manager early in the patient’s hospitalization. This person will begin identifying the types of sup-port and resources the family and patient will need to prepare for follow on care.Refer to social and community resources, such a stroke support group, and Alzheimer’s family support group, American Cancer Society. The patient can contact these sources for additional information as needed.

Suggested Nic Interventions

Discharge Planning; Individual; Learning Enhancement; Learning Facilitation; Referral; Teaching


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