Evaluation

Definition
  • Is assessment the client’s response to nursing interventions and then comparing that response to predetermined standards or outcome criteria.
Purpose:
  • To appraise the extent to which goals and outcome criteria of nursing care have been achieved.
Activities:
  1. Collect data about the client’s response.
  2. Compare the client’s response to goals and outcome criteria.
  3. The four possible judgments that may be made are as follows:
    • The goal was completely met.
    • The goal was partially met.
    • The goal was completely unmet.
    • New problems & nursing diagnosis have developed.
  4. Analyze the reasons for the outcomes.
  5. Modify plan of care as needed.

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