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  • These skills have been defined as information gathering, focusing, remembering, organizing, analyzing, generating, integrating and evaluating. http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/critical-thinking-and-nursing/834 (Penny Heaslip, 1993, Revised 2008 Thompson Rivers University, Box 3010, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC Canada, V2C 5N3 pheaslip@tru.ca )
  • Mervyn Goh2012/01/16Self Improvement by Learning the ways to Boost Critical Thinkinghttp://practice.ezinemark.com/empowering-ways-to-boost-critical-thinking-7d32ebcad827.html
  • http://www.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=001926ProCon.org. (2012, June 20). Quotes about Critical Thinking. ProCon.org. Retrieved from http://www.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=001926
  • Critical care class

    1. 1. Critical Thinking In Nursing
    2. 2.  What is critical thinking?  “In nursing, critical thinking for clinical decision-making is the ability to think in a systematic and logical manner with openness to question and reflect on the reasoning process used to ensure safe nursing practice and quality care” (Heaslip, 1993).
    3. 3. Nursing Diagnosis  Interpretation of the data for problem identification  analysis of assessment data to determine the client’s actual and potential health problems by the RN.
    4. 4.  Planning  Reflective and reasonable thinking that focused on deciding what to belience or do  development of a plan of action to reduce, resolve, or prevent potential problems, establish priorities, formulating goals/expected outcomes by the RN, and planning nursing actions while documenting the nursing care plan.
    5. 5.  Implementation  Putting plan in to action  The delivery of nursing care, performing the planned nursing interventions while continuing to collect data about the client
    6. 6. Skills used in Critical Thinking  Information gathering  Focusing  Remembering  Organizing  Analyzing  Generating  Integrating  evaluating
    7. 7. What are some examples of Critical thinking?  What decision did you make today that involved critical thinking?  How did you decide to make that decision?  Did you evaluate the outcome of your decision?
    8. 8. Nursing assistant approaches the nurse and says a patient’s Blood Pressure is 84/58.  What is the first thing you would do?  Using the SBAR, what would you report to the doctor?  What aspects would you re- evaluate?
    9. 9.  Pt. complains of being short of breath and having pain in mid-chest area  What is the first thing you would ask this patient  How would you determine the difference between indigestion or Heart Attack?  Using SBAR, what would you report to the doctor?
    10. 10. What is your opinion of using good critical thinking skills?  Give a scenario using critical thinking.  How do you measure your critical thinking?  What can a person do to improve how they use critical thinking?
    11. 11. When you encountered a problem, do not jump in quickly to ask others for answers without figuring it out yourself.After understanding the situation, information gathered must be verified for accuracy so that informed decision can be made
    12. 12. "I cannot teachanybody anything, Ican only make them think." - Socrates, Greek philosopher (469-399 BCE)

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