– in planning care, utilized resources wisely (staff, time,money/cost)Aside from GOSH, other characteristic of Nursing Process
Cyclic and Dynamic in nature
– data from each phase provides theinput into the next phase so that is becomes a sequence of events(cycle) that are constantly changing (dynamic) base on client’s healthstatus.
Involves skill in Decision-making
– nurse makes importantdecisions related to client care, she choose the best action/steps tomeet a desired goal or to solve a problem. She must make decisionswhenever several choices or options are available.
Uses Critical Thinking skills
– the nurse may encounter new ideasor less-than-routine or non-ordinary situations where decisions must bemade using critical thinking.
PURPOSE OF NURSING PROCESS
1.To identify a client’s health status; his Actual/Present andpotential/possible health problems or needs.2.To establish a plan of care to meet identified needs.3.To provide nursing interventions to meet those needs.