What Is the Result Declaration and Exactly what Does It Mean?

All results should be patient-orientated and revealed through a declaration, called the result declaration or objective. For example, a client with a nursing medical diagnosis of Problem breathing and low oxygen saturations associated with chest infection may have an anticipated result of '' Program reduced problem breathing and increased oxygen saturation within 24 Hr of intravenous antibiotic initiation.'

| A client with a nursing medical diagnosis of Problem breathing and low oxygen saturations related to chest infection may have an anticipated result of '' Program reduced problem breathing and increased oxygen saturation within 24 hours of intravenous antibiotic initiation.'

' Parts of a result declaration

A result declaration includes 4 elements:

  • a particular behaviour that reveals the client has actually reached his objective
  • requirements for determining that behaviour
  • the conditions under which the behaviour ought to happen
  • a timespan for when the behaviour must happen.

Behaviour

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