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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 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 […]

Nursing Process

Nursing Process

Nursing process is a scientific process which is a foundation, the essential tool, and the enduring skill that has characterized nursing from the beginning of the profession. It has changed and evolved through the years, developing in clarity and scope. It is a plan of care for the patient which may look different from institution […]

Physical Assessment Components

Physical Assessment Components

The purpose of physical assessment is to acquire physical and mental information on the patient. This information will assist the nurse to determine proper diagnoses, patient care, to supplement, confirm, or ask questions regarding the nursing history, and to evaluate the suitability of the nursing interventions in resolving the patient’s identified problems. The eight components […]

Florence Nightingale – The Woman Behind the May 12 Celebration

Florence Nightingale – The Woman Behind the May 12 Celebration

[quote_center]“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”[/quote_center] – Florence Nightingale We all know who Florence Nightingale is. She was known to be ‘lady with the lamp,’ and the ‘mother of modern nursing’. She also developed the famous theory called ‘Environmental theory’.  This May, […]

ADPIE (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation) Charting for Nurses

ADPIE (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation) Charting for Nurses

Did you know that improper documentations can cause errors in the health care settings that could led to patient having adverse reactions or worst death? Nurse instructors always stress out how important to do documentation correctly. This is the reason why, clinical instructors keeps on asking for revision on practice documentations done by students. So […]

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations & Medical Terminologies List 2

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations & Medical Terminologies List 2

One essential part of nursing practice is accurate record keeping. Documentation is equally important as communicating by phone when relaying information to other healthcare professionals.This list of Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies is continuation to the previous set . Abbreviation / Symbol Meaning gm Gram g Gauge GALT Gut associated lymphoid tissue GB […]