What is PES

by koan koan Member

and why can't I seem to find it in any of my books?

vamedic4, EMT-P

Specializes in Peds Cardiology, Peds Neuro, PICU, IV Jedi. Has 23 years experience. 1,060 Posts

It is in your books, try the chapter on Diagnosing...chapter 17 in my book but will be different in yours. It stands for

PROBLEM - A statement of the clients's response

ETIOLOGY - FActors contributing to or causing the response

Signs and Symptoms - Defining characteristics manifested by the client.

Hope this helps!!


studying,..can you tell?

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience. 4 Articles; 14,603 Posts

You might find it written about in relation to the nursing diagnostic statement where the R/T (related to) part is the etiology and the AEB (as evidence by) are the symptoms. It's an older acronym.

Imafloat, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 1,289 Posts

PES is a format for writing a nursing diagnosis.

Problem related/to etiology (cause) as evidenced by signs and symptoms.

prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience. 4,565 Posts


They didn't have it, but you can "suggest" an acronym you can't find.



44 Posts

Thanks everyone, PES isn't listed in the index of my book but it is under the careplan section.

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