IMPORTANCE OF NURSING ASSESSMENT IN PATIENT CARE:
Nursing assessment is the gathering of information about a patient physio;ogical, psychological, sociological, and spiritual status by a licensed Registered nurse. Nursing assessment is the first step in the nursing process. It is used to identify current and future patient care needs.
Nursing Assessment plays a very important role in patient care, it is actually the key element in identifying or determining patients’ health problem and caring needs, and consequently have a crucial role in designing nursing care plans and determining the nursing interventions. The higher levels of health assessment skills would increase nurse’ capability to monitor the changes in patients’ health and contributes to make a better judgement and nursing diagnosis. The more precise the assessment is the better results would be obtained and the quality of care would also be improved.