What Is Nursing Interventions
Nursing interventions are the tasks and activities performed by a nurse to provide patient care. They are based on nursing theory, scientific evidence, and patient needs. Nursing interventions may include monitoring vital signs (such as temperature, pulse rate), administering medications or treatments (such as applying bandages or applying oxygen), performing physical examinations (such as measuring blood pressure), teaching patients how to treat their own conditions at home (such as giving them tips for treating back pain), providing information about treatment options (such as explaining how chemotherapy works) or connecting them with community resources (like helping them find assistance paying for prescription medications).”
The nursing process is the basis for all nursing interventions.
The nursing process is the basis for all nursing interventions. When it comes to delivering care, your actions must be guided by steps outlined in the nursing process. The steps are as follows:
- Nursing diagnosis
- Implementation, or intervention
Nursing diagnosis and interventions are individualized to the patient.
It is important to note that nursing interventions are individualized to the patient. The interventions that a nurse may perform with one patient will not be identical to those performed with a different patient. The reason for this is because each patient’s needs, problems and circumstances are unique.
The word “individualized” means that something is unique or special; it does not apply to all people in the same way. In other words, nursing interventions should be tailored specifically for each individual patient so as not to overlook any specific needs or concerns they might have.
Nursing interventions should be appropriate for the age of the patient.
The interventions you select should be appropriate for the patient’s age. For example, a toddler will likely benefit from being held when they are frightened or in pain. A teenager may be more open to accepting help if you allow them to choose which music they listen to while receiving treatment. There are many different types of nursing interventions and not all of them are appropriate for every age group or developmental stage.
To determine whether an intervention is appropriate for a specific patient, consider their psychosocial development as well as their physical health status. The four major areas that must be considered when choosing a nursing intervention include: the patient’s developmental level (infant/toddler vs teenager), culture and family history (elderly person from Japan vs young adult from Mexico), personal beliefs regarding health care (Christian who believes it is wrong for doctors and nurses take away life), physical abilities such as mobility issues or visual impairment
Interventions are based on current scientific evidence.
Nursing interventions are based on the best available evidence. The nurse’s clinical expertise, patient preference, and nursing values are also incorporated into nursing interventions. A patient-centered approach to care includes considering the needs of each individual and promoting self-care by helping patients make informed decisions about their health care options.
Right now you might be thinking, “Wait a second! Don’t doctors prescribe drugs?” Yes they do—but only after a thorough analysis of the diagnosis and all possible treatment options (including nonpharmacological ones). This is why nurses have an important role in collaborating with physicians by providing them with information about patients’ condition so that they can come up with an appropriate plan for treatment.
You can use nursing interventions as a resource if you need to figure out how to treat a patient or care for a loved one who is ill or injured
Nursing interventions are based on scientific evidence, but they are also individualized to each patient’s needs and age. For example, if a patient is 16 years old and has cancer, you may use the same nursing intervention for them as you would for an 85-year-old with Alzheimer’s disease. Nursing interventions have been proven to be effective in helping patients get better faster than without them.
Nursing interventions are an essential part of the nursing process and can be a great resource for you as a nurse or caregiver. We hope that this article has helped clarify some of your questions about how to use them effectively!