In this article, you will learn what SMART goals are and how you can use them to set your nursing career goals as a student and as a nurse. Further, there will be over 25 examples of SMART goals for nurses to stimulate your creativity. You can choose one of these goals to get you started or come up with your own
This is a form of coping strategy that starts the healing process. Sharing their feelings provides excellent insight into the patient’s insecurities and helps the nurse in individualizing care.
Patients with respiratory problems may have wheezes, crackles, or sound diminished. Changes or worsening in these lung sounds may indicate a decline in ventilation. Often lung sounds contribute to disclosing the source of poor ventilation.
Nursing school is not easy. You are inundated with material that requires hours of weekly study to master. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. No matter how excited you may be in nursing school, your motivation will likely ebb and flow. Some days, everything seems perfect. Other days, pretty much nothing goes right. Losing motivation then becomes a question of when rather than if.
Keeping track of activities with emotions and energy level helps the patient become more aware of contributing factors to their fatigue. Nurses can use this information to develop strategies with the patient to reduce situations that increase fatigue.
Ineffective airway clearance is the inability to maintain a patent airway. Usually, protective mechanisms such as microscopic organisms or coughing keep the respiratory tract free of obstructions and secretions. However, if any of these mechanisms are impaired, there is a risk for a compromised airway.