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  1. Nursing Process


A - Assessment
D - Diagnosis
P - Planning
I - Implementation
E - Evaluation



What kind of pie do nurses love to eat? AD PIE!

This is the first mnemonic every nursing student learns on the first day of nursing school. It's also what you'll be using every day in your nursing career whether you realize it or not.

You’ll be the judge of assessing what is the next step to take. Don’t forget to assess before you implement. It’s important to give oxygen to the patient, but you have to assess if the patient is in distress and even needs the oxygen.

Fun fact! Did you know that the nursing process was developed in the late 1950’s by Ida Jean Orlando?