Care plans + finding Nsg articles: 2 really good websites everyone should know about! - page 5

This website is highly recommended by all my friends if you have problems writing care plans. It is actually a care plan generator, all you do is pick what applies to your patient and out pops a... Read More

  1. by   burkitts
    thanks to sites i'll check it soon i'm in the verge of breaking down we have been given a case to present individually and my topic is dengue we're just in 2nd year pls help in any way you can we've only got till friday!!!! guess 3 days is too long for our c.i.'s!!!!
  2. by   Daytonite
    Quote from burkitts
    thanks to sites i'll check it soon i'm in the verge of breaking down we have been given a case to present individually and my topic is dengue we're just in 2nd year pls help in any way you can we've only got till friday!!!! guess 3 days is too long for our c.i.'s!!!!
    i've posted a reply for you on a new thread i started in this same forum. you can access it here: http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/info...ts-171431.html i did those so others could see your question and the answers.

    welcome to allnurses!
  3. by   RueisShell
    Hi all,
    New to the site and am very glad I stumbled across. Great links and lot of great information. I love the care plan sites.

    Rue
  4. by   jessicaj
    i love the care plan site..thanks
  5. by   chysyl
    THANKS A LOT. Those websites really came in handy.
  6. by   WindyhillBSN
    Thanks!!!!!!!
  7. by   hope4thebest
    omg, thank YOU so much
  8. by   abbythetabby
    another good resource for articles is www.nursing2006.com
    Click on the archieves tab and you can select issues from 2002+. Most are free.
  9. by   timetospreadmywings
    What's the difference b/t an indepent and dependent intervention? My instructor this semester just introduced us to this and I'm a beginning senior student. I'm surprised we were not taught this early on. By the way, thanks for the advice.
  10. by   Daytonite
    Quote from timetospreadmywings
    what's the difference b/t an independent and dependent intervention? my instructor this semester just introduced us to this and i'm a beginning senior student. i'm surprised we were not taught this early on. by the way, thanks for the advice.
    independent nursing interventions are those actions that a nurse can take autonomously, on his/her own, without permission or at the direction of a physician. examples of independent interventions are things such as monitoring the patient for complications or a change in their status, correctly positioning a patient who is bedridden in the bed to avoid contractures, weighing a patient daily, or showing and encouraging a post-op patient how to deep breath and cough. you do not need doctor's orders to order another person on the healthcare team or to do these actions or to do them yourself.

    dependent, or collaborative, interventions are those that utilize both physician- and nursing- prescribed interventions. think of them as requiring the order of a doctor. examples of dependent interventions are things like doctors orders for medications, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, laboratory and diagnostic tests. something else about collaborative interventions that you should know is that there is no outcome criteria when collaborative interventions are being performed. the reason is because there is no way to accurately measure whether it was the nursing interventions or the medical interventions that were performed which contributed to the ultimate response of the patient. dependent interventions are often kept separated (and many times nursing instructors don't even want them listed) on care plans.
  11. by   WindyhillBSN
    Have I said how much I love that Care Plan website!!! Woo Hoo! Yipee!
  12. by   cota2k
    After I graduated from an ADN program, and passed the NCLEX, I sold all my books. Now, a year later, I find myself at a four year college entering their BSN program. This program has a challenge exam to give me credit for my previous nursing courses. The exam is all patho, care plans and teaching. Did I mention "I SOLD ALL MY BOOKS"!:smackingf So, I'm sure you have all guessed it, I'll be frequenting this site for patho, care plan and teaching plan support. I checked out a couple care plan web-sites listed above, they look great! Any good ones for patho?
  13. by   Daytonite
    hi, cota2k!

    these are a few links i have for pathophys. not sure they're going to be all that good for you. i also have a copy of pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children by kathryn l. mccance and sue e. heuther here at home that i use for reference:

    http://kcsun3.tripod.com/id200.htm - pathophysiology help for nurses

    http://w3.tvi.edu/~kflies/patho-links.htm - pathophysiology links

    http://www.loyno.edu/~bwilson/ - pathology website of links for nursing students at loyola university new orleans.

    http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~ref/subject_links.htm#path - click on the pathophysiology links

    one site where you can get a quick list of pathophysiology for most diseases is: family practice notebook http://www.fpnotebook.com/index.htm

    you should also bookmark this site from e-medicine. this is the medical specialties page. go into a medical specialty to bring up a listing of articles on subjects within that area. you'll generally be able to find up to date information on diseases that includes their pathophysiology and treatment: http://www.emedicine.com/specialties.htm - listing of specialties

    i'm really holding back from giving you a lecture about selling all your books. what were you thinking? i answer a lot of care plan questions on the forums. i recommend nursing diagnosis handbook: a guide to planning care, 7th edition, by betty j. ackley and gail b. ladwig.

    as far as patient teaching, there are tons of websites that have patient based information on their sites. you should become familiar with medline plus at http://www.medlineplus.gov/ . beside linking you into all kinds of informative articles, they have interactive videos for a whole bunch of surgeries and procedures on their site. if you are even in doubt as to how to proceed with a teaching project, go there and look at how they are presenting material as an example.

    make sure you check out the threads that have "sticky" in front of their names. there is usually a lot of information including links to helpful websites within the posts on those threads.

    see you on the forums! welcome to allnurses!

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