I know that care plans are a MAJOR part of my first semester, thing is I am wondering WHAT IS A CARE PLAN, I mean what do we have to right? We are going to meet our patients on monday get their charts and then write a care plan......
You must choose a nursing diagnosis pertaining to your patient and write interventions, goals and evaluations for it. Truthfully, you will be lost as the dickens till you get the hang of it...your instructors ARE going to show you how, aren't they?
Best of all to ya!
Jun 23, '02
You can also buy books that can help you with nursing diagnoses that will help you build your patient's care plan.
Look at some that have rationales included. It'll help to know why you're doing something.