Quote from jenndavis
I will start my summer semester shortly. During our two week break between semesters, we (as a class) were asked to complete our OB care plans. I had a diagnosis of Beginning integration of the infant into the family. I have no idea what I am doing with this diagnosis. My other one was pain, so the goals and interventions weren't so difficult. This one though has me confused. I don't understand how to write a long term and short term goal for this, or what type of interventions I need. On top of that, I am not allowed to use a care plan book for rationales for interventions. I am supposed to use a textbook. I've been searching my maternal newborn book, and trying to pick apart the family dynamics section. if anyone has any experience with this diagnosis, I would appreciate some guidance. Thanks
If I have learned anything as a postpartum nurse, it is that no matter the question, the answer is skin to skin care. With mom mostly, but with dad too. That is a great way to calm the baby and a calm baby is integrated better into the family. There is a place to begin!
So short term goal could be helping baby be calm and satisfied, interventions including skin to skin and feedings at cue. Another short term goal is that mom gets adequate rest in the hospital. Interventions being an enforced visitor policy and enforced rest times. Long term goals could be family reports feeling calm and any postpartum depression is being addressed and treated. Interventions being skin to skin
, frequent breastfeeding, ensuring adequate sleep, enough help at home.