Anyone other school like this??!!!! - page 2

so i am ready to pull my hair out. i'm working on my icu care plan...my last one before graduation. it's ridiculous though! i keep hearing other students with these 1-5 page care plans that they... Read More

  1. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Myxel67
    Don't worry, you'll never do another care plan after you get out of nursing school.

    Uhhh, I have to initiate/update a careplan on every pt in the ICU. So don't count on never doing them again.

    And when JCAHO was grilling me last week for over 2 hours, you had better believe that they looked at our careplans, and noticed every single shift that did not address them!
  2. by   CardiacButterfly
    yikes!!! hang in there
  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    Not at all. Our care plans in Fundamentals and Med-Surg were very extensive. Some 20-30 pages. The Newborn and Pediactric CPs were lengthy as well because you had to include Mom/baby/faimily, etc. But by the time we got to Advanced Med Surg and did our ICU CP's...they were really quite short. We just hit the highlights. I guess by then we were expected to know the info better...and their grading reflected that. CP's may have been short, but you had better not make a mistake! LOL!

    A 100 pg CP is ridiculous!
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from leesespieces
    we get one week
    I almost fell out of my chair!

    We got at least a week to do a careplan, if not two weeks...and ours were about 1/3 to 1/4 the size that is required of you!

    We had a few 5-10 pg papers we had to do on various topics and we got almost a month for those.

    How many of these do you have to do?
  5. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Uhhh, I have to initiate/update a careplan on every pt in the ICU. So don't count on never doing them again.
    Same here. We update the careplan each shift.

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