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Evaluation

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The nursing process, known by the acronym ADPIE (assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation), is a five-step systematic approach to patient care using the fundamental principles of critical thinking, individualized patient approaches to treatment, goal-oriented tasks, and evidence-based practice recommendations. Evaluation is the final step of the nursing process, and is vital to a positive patient outcome. After an intervention is done, the nurse must evaluate to ensure the desired outcome has been met. There may need to be frequent reassessment of the care plan depending upon overall patient condition, and there may need to be readjustments to the plan based on new assessment data. Some key terms on a nursing exam to make you aware that the question is asking you an evaluation question would be: “evaluate,” “outcome,” and “consider the degree of effectiveness.”
7 KEY FACTS
Consider the Effectiveness of Care
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After the intervention portion of the nursing process is complete, evaluation of the plan is necessary to determine the effectiveness of care.

Reassess
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Whenever the healthcare provider implements care, they must reassess to make sure the desired goals have been met. Reassessment may often be needed, depending on the patient’s ongoing condition.

Make Necessary Modifications
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After an intervention, there must be ongoing assessment to ensure that the patient's desired health goals have been or are on their way to being reached.The plan of care may be adapted based on new assessment data, and necessary modifications can be implemented.

Continuously Ensure Favorable Patient Outcome
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Frequent reassessment of the patient’s health goals may often be needed, depending on the patient’s ongoing condition. This is done to make sure favourable outcomes for the patient.

TEST-TAKING STRATEGY: KEY WORDS
Evaluate
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In nursing exam questions that are asking you to identify part of the nursing process, there is usually a key word or phrase in the stem that should make it easier to know which portion of the nursing process they are asking about. Once you have identified the key word, it will help you understand what question wants you to answer. In an evaluation question, the word “evaluate” is one of these keywords.

Outcome
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In nursing exam questions that are asking you to identify part of the nursing process, there is usually a key word or phrase in the stem that should make it easier to know which portion of the nursing process they are asking about. Once you have identified the key word, it will help you understand what question wants you to answer. In an evaluation question, the word “outcome” is one of these keywords.

Consider the Degree of Effectiveness
Nurse Considering the Degree and Effectiveness on Chart

In nursing exam questions that are asking you to identify part of the nursing process, there is usually a key word or phrase in the stem that should make it easier to know which portion of the nursing process they are asking about. Once you have identified the key word, it will help you understand what question wants you to answer. In an evaluation question, the sentence, “Determine the degree of effectiveness” is an example of this.

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