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Updating Care Plans

  1. 0 I work in an acute care hospital. I would like to know is there is a mandate out there that tells us how often we are required to update care plans. We currently update/re-evaluate acute care plans every 3 days and update/re-evaluate skilled/swing bed care plas weekly. I think it should be more often, but need facts to show this. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. 6 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  classicdame profile page
    I thought Joint Commission wanted them updated every 24 hours in an acute care setting. That is our procedure. You expect things to change faster in an acute care facility than in LTC. If goals are not met then should pt be discharged???
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  4. Visit  island40 profile page
    Wow! Been a long time since I did Med-surg nursing and they were updated every month
  5. Visit  pers profile page
    We update at least every 24 hours for Joint Commission.
  6. Visit  ParvulusPuella profile page
    We update each shift, so twice a day.
  7. Visit  lkwashington profile page
    Updated every 24 hours by an RN and prn at my facility
  8. Visit  Mouse1.101 profile page
    I have spent several hours now searching through the Joint Commission website and I still can not find documentation for care plan updates every 24 hours. Anyone have any search type suggestions?