Burn this into your brain for those exams when you are asked about priorities! You wouldn’t run to the computer store the first moment your computer didn’t turn on without doing some detective work, right?
Just like you don’t give your patient medication before you find out what’s really going on.
The implementation stage is where you act on that specific plan.
Similarly, when we take this back into nursing, this is where we implement our plan for our patient.When you finally make it to class, you grab your computer out of your bag and open it up, but it won’t turn on. In this case, these would be things like your first impression and vitals. You would then set SMART goals, which is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely short-and long-term goals for the patient.From here, we can move on to the implementation part of the process.Remember, assessments are always the first step in the process.Interventions should not be implemented, the fourth step, until an assessment has been done.Notice here the difference between the planning stage and the implementation stage.In the planning stage, you are simply forming the plan.Let’s take a non-nursing example here to show you what we mean. The nursing diagnosis is developed by NANDA and should be prioritized based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.You wake up on Monday morning after a late night of studying for your nursing exam, and you know that you’re going to need an extra big cup of coffee. This diagnosis is key to the next step in the process: making a care plan.ADPIE is an acronym that stands for Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.These are the steps of the nursing process, which are chiefly the steps to providing proper care to your patient.