The process of evaluation is used to monitor the program and its operations. The experts use it in home health nursing. They also use it to assess the design and implementation of the project according to the plan.
The journal highlights various factors that are put into consideration when customer and family education programs are designed. They include: time, frequency, and personal preference. Client goals are considered in the program. Evaluation is necessary to determine a patient’s condition. Home health nursing requires evaluation process to ensure that the expected outcomes are achieved (Revel &McCurry, 2010).
The process of home health nursing evaluation involves; assessing the patient’s response to the applied interventions and discussing the extent to which the patient goals were achieved. The association of the client and the health personnel must be determined. This helps to establish errors in the planned health care. In addition, the process includes monitoring the quality of service delivery (Revel & McCurry, 2010).
Evaluation involves identification of the means and standards of collecting data. It requires the use of evaluative measures. Collection of data is done by observing the client’s response to a nursing care program. The evaluative data is interpreted and summarized using evidence on the patient condition. The results of the evaluative measures should be matched to the expected outcomes (Revel & McCurry, 2010). This helps to determine whether or not the patient’s status improves. The established outcome is compared to the patient or client behavior. The barriers to disagreement should also be identified.
The documentation and reporting of evaluative results is very crucial. The client progress towards achieving the expected outcomes and goals is communicated. In addition, care plan revision is required to evaluate the expected outcomes and ensure the goals of home health nursing are met. This helps to make the program adjustment decisions. If the goals are not met, the program is discontinued. Therefore, it is important to use the process of evaluation in home health nursing in order to achieve the expected outcomes.
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