I just recently started an asst. manager position on a Telemetry floor. We have also recently had a visit from State. Seems our Care Plans
are not individualized enough. Right now we use hospital made care plans for various illnesses/situations, (e.g. MI or Cardiac Catheterization).
In order to keep our hospital functioning we must change our care plans ASAP. We are trying hard and fast to find new ways to make sure New care plans will be easy to individualize and include all of the patients current and significant problems (Y'know, pt. has MI but is also diabetic and has old CVA).
PLEASE!!!!!! If anyone has any advice it sure is welcome!
By the way, we are a wonderful hospital that puts patient care above everything:angel2:
I suppose it is our documentation we need to improve on.
FYI- we use charting by exception