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Chapter 20 Evaluation:

Chapter 20 Evaluation

Critical Thinking and Evaluation:

Evaluation is an ongoing process. If outcomes are met, client goals are met. Positive evaluations occur when nurses meet desired outcomes. Positive evaluations lead nurses to conclude that interventions were successful. Critical Thinking and Evaluation

The Evaluation Process:

Includes five elements: Identify evaluative criteria and standards. Collect data. Interpret and summarize findings. Document findings and clinical judgments. Terminate, continue, or revise the care plan. The Evaluation Process

Quality Improvement:

Quality improvement and performance improvement are interchangeable terms. An approach to the continuous study and improvement of the processes involved in providing health care services to meet the needs of clients and others (JCAHO, 2004). Quality Improvement

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