Fundamentals of Nursing
Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

Originally posted 2014-12-11 02:41:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In the healthcare industry, documentation is very important. Medical records must be written legibly and easily understood by those who access them. A record is a valuable source of data used by health care team members to facilitate communication, financial billing, assessment, research, auditing and for...
Is Health Teaching a Must?

Is Health Teaching a Must?

Originally posted 2013-02-17 12:11:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWay back our nursing student days; I can still recall how well-known the word “health teaching” was. Every time we have our hospital duty, we always write health teachings given with emphasis on: blah,blah,blah at the bottom part of our nurse’s notes. Some write as many as...
Understanding Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory

Understanding Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory

Originally posted 2015-05-04 03:36:24. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou’ve probably heard of this super famous person in the psychology world – Sigmund Freud. But did you know that Freud is not a psychologist rather a physician, specifically a neurologist. In 1885, Freud went to Paris to study hypnosis and this experience turned him to medico-psychopathologist....
Nursing Education - An Application of Andragogy of Learning

Nursing Education – An Application of Andragogy of Learning

Originally posted 2012-08-28 03:41:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt is said that the effective teacher of adult students abides by a single motto—Learners first (Rogers, 2001). Teaching and learning aim for the attainment of cognitive (intellectual), affective (values, attitudes and feelings) and psychomotor (motor skills)—embodying the so-called imperatives to acquire skills, knowledge and attitude (SKA)...
Being Well is Well Being

Being Well is Well Being

Originally posted 2012-08-23 03:03:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe term “wellness” has myriad of meanings, diverse in scope and significance—but all shares the core essence of having a sound state of being. For some, it is a state of well-being (Kozier et al., 2008), while for others it is a condition that allows an individual...
Physical Assessment - Head to Toe

Physical Assessment – Head to Toe

Originally posted 2012-10-27 02:22:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPhysical Assessment is the subjective and objective data obtained to determine the patient’s state of wellness or illness, physical and health status, limitations, assets and liabilities. Physical Assessment Techniques (Nettina, 2006) Inspection – Scrutinize the patient’s body and behavior. Be highly sensitive to visual clues. Palpation –...
Lydia Hall’s Nursing Theory- Core, Care and Cure Model for Geriatric Care

Lydia Hall’s Nursing Theory- Core, Care and Cure Model for Geriatric Care

Lydia Hall’s nursing theory—Core, Care and Cure Model—is client-centered (Anonuevo et al., 2000). Hall’s metaparadigm centers on the following: on person as the Core, body as the Care and disease is for the Cure (Pearson, 2007; Tomey & Alligood, 2002; Parker, 2001; Anonuevo et al., 2000). In an editorial (Pearson, 2007), nurses primarily function within...
Charting for Nurses

Charting for Nurses

The Nursing profession involves legalities when it comes to caring clients in all groups. These legal issues can only straighten when there is accurate documentation. The common term used in the field of nursing when it comes to documentation is charting. Though nurses may fill up many forms in each working day, the most integral...
Nurses Code of Ethics

Nurses Code of Ethics

As a service-oriented profession, nursing should have a foundation of ethical principles in delivering nursing care to clients throughout the lifespan. As a profession of nursing evolved, more and more ethical concerns were made. The view of code of ethics of nurses were broad enough that each country recognizing the practice of nursing has its...
Levine’s Four Conservation Principles in the Bio-Behavioral Pain Management

Levine’s Four Conservation Principles in the Bio-Behavioral Pain Management

Myra Estrin Levine’s “The Four Conservation Principles of Nursing”. The four major assertions of this model state that nursing intervention is based on the conservation of energy, structural integrity, personal integrity and social integrity (Tomey & Alligood, 2002). Conservation of energy focused on physical, psychological/emotional and spiritual energy. Structural energy refers to the preservation of...
What is (NCP) Nursing Care Plan?

What is (NCP) Nursing Care Plan?

The third phase of the nursing process is planning. It is when problems are prioritized, goals and desired outcomes are formulated, nursing interventions are prepared properly, and it is also when nursing orders are documented. The end product for this phase is the development of a nursing care plan. A nursing care plan could either...
What is a Nursing Theory?

What is a Nursing Theory?

Warning: You might be overwhelmed by this topic. It might cause epistaxis to some but don’t get me wrong, theoretical foundations in nursing was taught to us during our freshmen year. Thus, it is only a go- over for nursing professionals.To start with, a theory is defined as an organized system of ideas that is...
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