applying standardized terminologies to practice

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Applying Standardized Terminologies in Practice

Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR 512: Nursing Informatics
Summer 2014

The health industry is in the process of adopting evidence based interventions. This has lead to the standardization on the mode of communication in the classification of diagnosis, applied interventions and the expected outcomes. In this standardization process, the NANDA, NIC, and NOC elements are the most commonly used and effective systems. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of these standardized terminologies as they relate to a patient with congestive heart failure, identify the elements of NANDA, NIC and NOC and describe the data,
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Determining the degree of interventions required will depend on the patient’s fluid levels. Family support and conflicts have also been identified as possible causes of heart failure and the nurse should have a clear picture of the degree of family assistance to be provided. The amount of support from members of the nuclear family would be a good measure because it will also mean that all family conflicts have been eliminated. After the setting of the targets relating to any possible cause, the nurse should put in place all the necessary activities that will ensure that the required levels are reached.
Nursing Intervention Classification
The treatment of the heart, other diseases, and the elimination of triggering factors are the three forms of interventions that are available for treatment of congestive heart failure. The treatment of heart itself and treatment of other diseases affecting the heart are primarily treated through prescribed medication. Elimination of triggering factors can be done through a number of ways, such as the monitoring fluid status, nutritional therapy and full provision of family support. Other means include the provision of education that will help a patient to modify their behavior and manage their energy effectively (Thede & Sewell, 2010). Additionally, the creation of an exercise routine that will reduce the overall oxygen requirements


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