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Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion

Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion

Health literacy is defined as “the degree of which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand the basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decision” (Institute of Medicine, 2004). In addition, WHO explains health literacy more completely as follows (Nutbeam, 2000): (1) “Health literacy represents the cognitive and social skills […]

FDAR Charting – How Nurses Do It

FDAR Charting – How Nurses Do It

Focus charting or simply termed as F-DAR is a kind of documentation utilizing the nursing process and involves the four steps: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. It is a systematic approach. It is focused on the care of the client and related strengths or concerns.  One F-DAR charting is solely concerned on one particular problem […]

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

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 legal purposes. Using abbreviations in medical records shorten written […]

Nursing Education – An Application of Andragogy of Learning

Nursing Education – An Application of Andragogy of Learning

It 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) in nursing education (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001; Huitt, […]

Physical Assessment – Head to Toe

Physical Assessment – Head to Toe

Physical 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 – Touch without or with pressure (as indicated) the […]

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 […]