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Clinical Judgement
Updated: 3/9/2020
Clinical Judgement
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  • Physician:Dr. DoeNurse:Sam Smith, RNJohn Schlechte, SN
  • Hello John! I am Amy. I have been having some pain in the back of my left leg since yesterday.
  • Room 19
  • Hello! I'm John Schlechte, SN. I am here to perform an initial assessment and examination. I will then use aspects of clinical judgement to decide how best to help you today!
  • Amy informed me that she is on oral birth control and works an office job. As I realize that these, along with her gender, are risk factors for DVT from prior knowledge and experience, I will suggest to Dr. Doe that we evaluate the client for signs of DVT, such as an elevated D-dimer.
  • After visiting the patient and conversing with Dr. Doe, he agreed with my assessment and ordered a D-dimer level and left lower ext. US.
  • Room 19
  • Room20
  • Physician:Dr. DoeNurse:Sam Smith, RNJohn Schlechte, SN
  • After reviewing your results and assessing your signs, symptoms, and risk factors, we are concerned about a DVT. We will begin treating you immediately.
  • Room 19
  • Clinical Judgement in the Emergency Department
  • Clinical judgement involves using critical thinking and pre-existing knowledge to make informed decisions about every situation a nurse will encounter.
  • Using clinical judgement in every patient encounter leads to faster and more accurate diagnoses, which results in better quality of care and patient outcomes.
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