Awesome idea for careplans!!!!!! LOOK!!!

  1. Ok so I know everyone has to hate careplans about as much as I do! So I had an idea. I know when I do careplans I type them up on word. How about if we start a thread and possibly post it to stickys and everyone can contribute their careplans. That way someone can kinda look through and see what generally applies to their patient and kind of tweek it to be indiviualized. How does everyone feel about it?
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  3. by   beth66335
    Quote from mommapunkin
    Ok so I know everyone has to hate careplans about as much as I do! So I had an idea. I know when I do careplans I type them up on word. How about if we start a thread and possibly post it to stickys and everyone can contribute their careplans. That way someone can kinda look through and see what generally applies to their patient and kind of tweek it to be indiviualized. How does everyone feel about it?
    You can do that on your own. I save all my careplans on Word and reuse them by tweeking them. My clinical instructor told us to do this because she says you will use 80% of this stuff 80% of the time. I don't know about posting online though, I would feel like I was violating my pt privacy, not to mention doing peoples hw for them. Just my honest opinion, although I agree careplans are a pain to put together!
  4. by   mommapunkin
    Quote from beth66335
    You can do that on your own. I save all my careplans on Word and reuse them by tweeking them. My clinical instructor told us to do this because she says you will use 80% of this stuff 80% of the time. I don't know about posting online though, I would feel like I was violating my pt privacy, not to mention doing peoples hw for them. Just my honest opinion, although I agree careplans are a pain to put together!

    How is it violating pt privacy? Maybe yours contain personal data on them? Ours are just the nursing diagnosis with two goals and 5 interventions along with 5 rationales. They don't contain private information though, I don't understand that part, sorry. Thanks for the reply though. I do save all mine, they have been lifesavers! I know that is the most time consuming part of patient assignments.
    :spin:
  5. by   beachbum3
    Do you have a careplan book? Alot of information can be found there.

    I personally think we all need to do our own care plans. I think as much of a pain writing careplans can be, it is an important tool that helps us 'put it together' and learn how to take care of our patients. We always learn more by coming to the answers by way of our own critical thinking- which is what being a RN is about. JMHO.
  6. by   stuffbubby541
    mommapunkin,

    i think it would be a great idea. if you can, please post. I am in an lpn 10 month program and during every clinical, we have to write nursing notes for critiquing. Next we will be doing care plans. So posting it would be beneficial to me. If you don't get enough responses, please email to me privately!

    Thanks,
    Stuff
    Quote from mommapunkin
    Ok so I know everyone has to hate careplans about as much as I do! So I had an idea. I know when I do careplans I type them up on word. How about if we start a thread and possibly post it to stickys and everyone can contribute their careplans. That way someone can kinda look through and see what generally applies to their patient and kind of tweek it to be indiviualized. How does everyone feel about it?
  7. by   Daytonite
    the problem i have with it is this. . .part of writing a care plan is that as students you all need to be looking up and researching information about each patient's medical diagnosis and the tests and medications that are being ordered for them and merging them with the nursing problems the patient is having. that is how the care plan is individualized. there are actually 3 reference books that contain all the nursing diagnoses, the goals and nursing interventions you need to use. they are:
    • nanda-i nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification 2007-2008 published by nanda international
    • nursing outcomes classification (noc), third edition, by sue moorhead, marion johnson and meridean maas
    • nursing interventions classification (nic), by joanne mccloskey mccloskey dochterman, gloria m. bulechek, gloria m. bulechek
    also, writing a care plan is an expression of the nursing process. the first step is assessment. the assessment is by far the most important element of any care plan and forms the foundation of everything that follows. we have sticky threads on the nursing student assistance forum to help you with assessment and the writing of care plans. most students who ask questions have problems with assessment and choosing a nursing diagnosis. i rarely see student questions asking for help with nursing interventions. most of the questions are on how to figure out which nursing diagnoses to use which indicates that the person doesn't understand the nursing process in the first place and that is a tragedy because the one thing the care plan should be helping you to learn is the nursing process. the nursing process is the critical thinking process and something you will use every day of your working life as an rn. if you don't know it (either in your head or how to put it on paper as a care plan) by the time you finish nursing school, you are going to be in trouble as you start your new career.
  8. by   APBT mom
    Quote from daytonite

    nanda-i nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification 2007-2008 published by nanda international
    • nursing outcomes classification (noc), third edition, by sue moorhead, marion johnson and meridean maas
    • nursing interventions classification (nic), by joanne mccloskey mccloskey dochterman, gloria m. bulechek, gloria m. bulechek

    daytonite where do you get these books. i know that the nanda book has to be purchased from their website but the others?
  9. by   APBT mom
    It would be a great idea except for the fact that everycare plan is different even if you use the same diagnosis. Pts will be on different meds, different lab values..... and it has to match up with everything else that you turn in. Your best bet would be to save them on your computer or in a folder and if you can use them again tweak them for he next patient.
  10. by   OnTheRoad
    I use word for my care plans, but I probably use a different format then A, B, or C student does. When I make my care plans I sometimes refer to my previous patients careplans to get an idea of what I am trying to write. I still rewrite most everything because the patients are so individualized. I have had 2 hysterectomies for instance. The only thing they really shared careplan wise was pain, but even their pain was totally different so needed different interventions etc. I could have copied pasted Acute pain diagnosis, but the rest of it would have had to be tweaked so much as to be rewritten. Each and every patient is different even if they share either medical or nursing diagnosis.
  11. by   Daytonite
    Quote from tampagirl
    daytonite where do you get these books. i know that the nanda book has to be purchased from their website but the others?
    i purchased mine from barnes and nobel.
    • nursing outcomes classification (noc), third edition, by sue moorhead, marion johnson and meridean maas. cost is $49.95
    • nursing interventions classification (nic), by joanne mccloskey mccloskey dochterman, gloria m. bulechek, gloria m. bulechek. cost is $49.95
    i just want to clarify for anyone reading this that these should be used as references. they are linked with nursing diagnoses. it takes a little patience in first learning to use them.
    Last edit by Daytonite on Nov 19, '07
  12. by   prmenrs
    As Daytonite is pointing out, care plans are a learning tool. Out in real life, there are standardized care plans, but when you're a student, you need to put all the pertinent info regarding that pt and that disorder and all the other "parts" into one cohesive package.

    It's also an exercise in critical thinking.
  13. by   futurecnm
    ours have to be really individualized or we get points off. The interventions and rationale have to relate back to the pt, as do the evaluations. Plus the whole assessment is pt specific. I have to say I rarely open up olds ones since I know they are all so different.

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