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Assessment and Implementation

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by nurseuback nurseuback (New Member) New Member

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Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had a strategy for assessment and implementation. I know that you always assess before you implement but, some of the questions according to the way they ask you its kind of tricky. I always thought if the question asked what action you would do next you would have to implement( which is what action you would take) but that's not always the case. You really have to be careful. Any suggestions?

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jillnurse2b specializes in NICU.

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If you have all of the information you need then you can implement, but if you don't know everything you need to know in order to implement the correct action you must assess or assess further if you already have some information.

So, like if they say that a pt is complaining of pain after a total hip replacement you wouldn't just give meds right away you would need to assess further where the pain is, what kind of pain, is it from the hip surgery or do they have something else going on?

But if it said something like you want into room and pt is short of breath and diaphoretic, etc you would probably want to do something right away.

You just have to read the question carefully and ask yourself if you have enough information or you need more. If you have enough then implement if not than assess. (and dont automatically associate the word "action" with implementation)

I hope this helps a little :)

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RosesrReder has 13 years experience as a ADN.

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I took Kaplan course and I quite never understood the whole idea either. I am practicing questions and I can relate to the OP. Thanks for the tip jillnurse!

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When I answer questions from now on, I will pay attention to this.

Thanks.

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Jillnurse,

Thank you so much for the information. I'm sure this will help.:monkeydance:

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