ONE PER SEMESTER!!!!
We had to do one for EVERY patient and they had to be done BEFORE we saw the patient (except for the evaluation.) We would go to the hospital around 6-8pm (depending on the hospitals shift chg) and write the info down from the chart - standing up outside the room in the nurses way. Then we would have until 6am to complete the careplan.... NO SLEEP!!!
ok..... I'm over the inital shock that some schools don't require you to go through careplan he11 .... whew......
We have to do the pathophys down to the cellular level, explain how the drugs work at the cellular level, why this drug is given to this particular patient (can't say it's a standard pain killer given to a post-op patient), explain each system (7), explain non-pharm interventions to cellular level, come up with a pharm intervention is there is none ...... and on and on and on....... Needless to say, the nice little careplan in the pt's chart did not even come close to what we had to do.
Mine were usually 20-25 pages in length.... and I'd write this in under 13 hours & try to catch some sleep while I was at it.
No more careplans!No more careplans!No more careplans!No more careplans!No more careplans!No more careplans!
No more careplans!