Nursing Process Mnemonics

Nursing Process Mnemonics is a scientific method used to provide nursing care. Critical analysis is used to come up to a certain course of action based on the data collected or research evidence.

Phases of the Nursing Process

The nursing process is goal-oriented method of caring that provides a framework to nursing care. It involves five major steps:

A - Assess (what data is collected?)

D - Diagnose (what is the problem?)

P - Plan (how to manage the problem)

I - Implement (putting plan into action)

E - Evaluate (did the plan work?)

Range of Motion

Range of motion exercises reduce stiffness, prevent deformities, and help keep your joints flexible. the "range-of-motion" is the normal amount your joints can be moved in certain directions.

If your joints are very painful and swollen, move them gently through their range of motion.

If you have a limb that is unable to complete range of motion exercises independently, then consider self range of motion exercises.

Move your joints through their full range of motion every day.

Daily activities, such as housework, climbing stairs, dressing, bathing, cooking, lifting, or bending do NOT move your joints through their full range of motion. They should NOT replace these therapeutic exercises.

A person may increase a joint's range of motion through regular, gentle stretching exercises as directed by a health professional. Often these exercises are recommended after an injury or surgery to help prevent joint stiffness.

Just as there are different types of flexibility, there are also different types of range of motion stretching. Stretches are either dynamic (meaning they involve motion) or static (meaning they involve no motion).

The different types of range of motion are:

AROM - active range of motion AAROM - active assisted range of motion SROM - self range of motion PROM - passive range of motion

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Range of Motion (ROM)

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