Evidence-based educational practices always pave a way for better reasoning, judgment and decision making in clinical setting. Clinical Reasoning Web is a method of critical patient analysis in which relationships among nursing diagnoses supports the development of clinical reasoning skills. This method helps students to learn thinking like a nurse. Effective clinical reasoning ability promotes skills to collect data, solve problems, make decisions, provide quality care and survive in the workplace. Explaining relationships among nursing diagnoses supports the development of clinical reasoning skills. Explanations also encourage nurses and nursing students to reason forward from a problem to an outcome and also backwards from the outcome or effect to the current state of the patient. In this paper, the author has described the nursing care of a client, who was alleged with a road traffic accident and diagnosed to have right fronto-temporal-parietal contusion, brainstem contusion, acute extradural hematoma left temporal region. Cranio-cerebral trauma and traumatic brain injury are general designations to denote injury to the skull, brain, or both that is of sufficient magnitude to interfere with normal function and require treatment. The patient was unconscious, GCS- E 1VT M1 -2T/15 (verbal response cannot be assessed because of ET tube). Here the author illustrates how effectively a clinical reasoning web can be formulated by identifying keystone issue and related problems.
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Fancy Paul K. Clinical Reasoning Web: An Evidence-based Educational Practice. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(3):437-0. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00106
Fancy Paul K. Clinical Reasoning Web: An Evidence-based Educational Practice. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(3):437-0. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00106 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-3-33
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