Improving Patient Outcomes For Nurses

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There are several standardized terminologies in the nursing practice. Some of these are the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA), Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC). I have selected a patient scenario that will further explain these elements. There was a 27 year old man that was admitted to the hospital one week after a chemotherapy session, he had a fever of 102.5F, his white blood cell count was 0.3, and his absolute neutrophil count was zero. This specific patient was also complaining of nausea and vomiting and had a new central line placed 10 days ago.
The NANDA: Nursing Diagnosis Definitions and Classification are a critical component in the nursing process. This is the first step in identifying how we should plan nursing care for our patients’ to improve patient outcomes for which nurses are held accountable. It also helps us to identify what are the priorities in caring for this patient. Some of the components of a nursing diagnosis are the label or name and definition, related factors or risk factors, and defining characteristics. For this particular scenario some of the nursing diagnosis would be
Risk for infection related to immunosuppression secondary to chemotherapy, invasive lines, inadequate primary defenses and chronic disease. Knowledge deficit related to nutrition, and environment secondary to chronic disease. Altered nutrition related to weight loss secondary to disease process and

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