Diabetes Type 2: Nursing Process (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:01 Now, you may be wondering, why does a nurse need to know all of this? Well, it's important in you developing your individual clinical judgment.

    00:10 So you need to be able to recognize cues, know what you're looking for, analyze those cues, and then use them to develop a hypothesis.

    00:19 So you're on your way to becoming a nurse scientist.

    00:22 That's right, look for clues, analyze cues, and develop hypothesis.

    00:27 That's why a nurse needs to know all this information to help keep your patients safe and to make better clinical decisions.

    00:35 I want you to think about risk factors is not of just list of things to remember, but as cues, because these are things that will help you understand the unique risk factors for each patient that you interact with.

    00:48 Now, when you understand the unique risk factors for each patient, this is going to help you identify their client needs.

    00:55 See, that's what we do.

    00:56 If you're going to make a safe and effective clinical decision you have to know what the cues are you need to know what you're looking for, because this is what's going to point you to areas which should be further assessed.

    01:08 Again, as a nurse, I'm using my critical thinking all the time.

    01:14 Looking for those risk factors, looking for those cues, so I know what else I need to do to assess this patient completely.

    01:21 See, this is the way you can become more effective in your clinical decision makings.

    01:26 So the time you're investing in studying risk factors and worst case scenarios, this is why you do it, because you want to make the safest and most effective clinical decisions.

    01:38 So it's important you know which risk factors are modifiable, which ones are not modifiable.

    01:44 I can't help a patient change their family history, or their race or ethnicity, nor what I want to, but on that left side, these are the things where if I can develop a therapeutic relationship with the patient I can help them take steps toward healthier lifestyles.

    01:59 I can help them deal with the side effects of the associated medical conditions or events.

    02:04 We can make plans to help them take small steps toward a much healthier lifestyle.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Diabetes Type 2: Nursing Process (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Diabetes Type 1 and 2: Introduction and Risk Factors (Nursing).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Client’s risk factors
    2. Client’s medications
    3. Client’s motivation
    4. Client’s cognition

    Author of lecture Diabetes Type 2: Nursing Process (Nursing)

     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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