We have this sheet on out careplans and before you visit your patient you are supposed to fill it out... it asks what complications you are worried about today and what important assessments you will do specific to your client. The last few careplans I have done I had been putting concerns and assessments according to what had been stated about during shift report... (e.g. client has bed alarms.. keeps falling. I would put I was concerned about her safety and things I would do to monitor that) well .. I was told I was doing this portion wrong and i was supposed to be putting what complications and assessments i would be doing according to the patients diagnosis.... My patient was admitted for possible stroke and a diagnosis hadn't been made yet.. We haven't studied strokes yet so I'm wondering if someone could tell me what complications or concerns and assessments would be made to a possible stroke patient... I know a neuro check and would possible assess swallowing ability and paralysis on one side or the other, but what else? and no idea about complications..
Any help would be appreciated.