Make decisions based on intuition.
Accept one established way to provide care.
Consider what is important in a given situation.
Read and follow the heath care provider’s orders.
Administering pain-relief medication according to what was given last shift
Offering pain-relief medication based on the health care provider’s orders
Asking the patient what pain-relief methods, pharmacological and nonpharmacological, have worked in the past
Explaining to the patient that self-reporting of severe pain is not consistent with the minor procedure that was performed
Applies clear textbook solutions to patients’ problems
Takes immediate action when a patient’s condition worsens
Uses only traditional methods of providing care to patients
Formulates standardized care plans solely for groups of patients
Making an ethical clinical decision
Making an informed clinical decision
Making a clinical decision in the patient’s best interest
Making a clinical decision based on previous shift assessments
Obtains data in an orderly fashion
Uses an objective approach in patient situations
Improves a plan of care while thinking back on interventions effectiveness
Provides evidence-based explanations and research for care of assigned patients
Lecture and discussion
Reading assignment with a written summary
Specific knowledge base
Drawing on past clinical experiences to formulate standardized care plans
Relying on recall of information from past lectures and textbooks
Depending on the charge nurse to determine priorities of care
Using the nursing process
Examine the meaning of data.
Support findings and conclusions.
Review the effectiveness of nursing actions.
Search for links between the data and the nurse’s assumptions.
Explore other options for pain relief.
Discuss the surgical procedure and reason for the pain.
Explain to the patient that nothing else has been ordered.
Offer to notify the health care provider after morning rounds are completed.
Study 3 hours more each night.
Attend all inservice opportunities.
Actively participate in clinical experiences.
Interview staff nurses about their nursing experiences.
Postpone catheter insertion until the next shift.
Adapt the positioning technique to the situation.
Notify the health care provider for a urologist consult.
Follow textbook procedure with contraindicated position.
Provide privacy and check on the patient 30 minutes later.
Set a box of tissues at the patient’s bedside before leaving the room.
Limit visitors while the patient is upset.
Ask the patient about the crying.
Refusing the assignment
Asking for an orientation to the unit
Admitting lack of knowledge and going home
Assuming that patient care will be the same as on the other units
Establishes minimal passing standards for testing
Utilizes evidence-based practice based on nurses’ needs
Bypasses the patient’s feelings to promote ethical standards
Uses critical thinking for the highest level of quality nursing care
Institutional practice guidelines
Patient’s outcomes for learning
Nurse’s assumptions about hospital discharge
Identification of several actual health problems
Documentation of patient’s ability to meet the goal
Very tired feelings