Critical Thinking And The Nursing Process
Let’s take a non-nursing example here to show you what we mean. The nursing diagnosis is developed by NANDA and should be prioritized based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
You wake up on Monday morning after a late night of studying for your nursing exam, and you know that you’re going to need an extra big cup of coffee. This diagnosis is key to the next step in the process: making a care plan.
ADPIE is an acronym that stands for Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
These are the steps of the nursing process, which are chiefly the steps to providing proper care to your patient.
Burn this into your brain for those exams when you are asked about priorities! You wouldn’t run to the computer store the first moment your computer didn’t turn on without doing some detective work, right?