Among the Resources in this module is the Rutherford (2008) article Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice? In this article, the author recounts a visit to a local hospital to view the recent implementation of a new coding system.
During the visit, one of the nurses commented to her, “We document our care using standardized nursing languages but we don’t fully understand why we do” (Rutherford, 2008, para. 1).
How would you respond to a comment such as this one?
In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:
Why is standardized nursing terminology important?
What are standardized nursing terminologies?
Why is standardized terminology important?
What is American Nurses Association ANA criteria for recognizing standardized terminologies?