|1973: Kristine Gebbie and Mary Ann Lavin call the First Task Force to Name and Classify Nursing Diagnoses. Members plan to meet biannually in St. Louis, MO.
My question is... why? What was the pressing social or professional impetus to standardize nursing diagnosis?
I didnt put it together in nursing school what the NANDA's truly did for me. They drove the tasks/ interventions I needed to do for each concern of the patient. Now, we use a different classification system that works better, but I can still write a mean care plan with NANDA's. You have to break the cycle of finding one that "fits". Have them write their care plan backwards, starting with the interventions appropriate for that patients medical problems and have them work backwards. Worked for me. Example: Dx: COPD. WHat do we do for COPD? Give them O2. How much? <3L/min. WHat else do we do? Watch their breathing. Elaborate? LS. SpO2. Anxiety. cyanosis. Hyperventilating. Now we can write our interventions and group them with: Blood oxygenation/ respiratory distress. This helps lead to a NANDA with appropriate grouping. Do that enough and they can get used to doing it the other way. Worked for us in school!
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