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what are some good sites that can give suggestions on creating a care plan? :idea:

 

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Gennaver has 13 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

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what are some good sites that can give suggestions on creating a care plan? :idea:

 

thanks

 

hi,

oh my gosh...i've written the last nursing program nursing care plan yesterday!!!!

 

mine were pretty bad at first, i had a couple flimsy nic/noc books but finally got a better book, (highly recommend a book, mine was ackley and ladwig's 7th edition nursign diagnosis handbook).

 

i did try careplans.com and even paid for a two year subscription but, that was a total waste because i didn't really find it much help.

 

good luck!

gen

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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there are practically no internet websites that give you any specific information on how to write a care plan. if you already have a care plan book you will find information on the nursing process and writing a care plan in the beginning pages and you should read this information. you will find information and some help in these two threads on allnurses:

you can also search allnurses for care plan posts i have done using the words "nanda", "diagnosis" or "plan". i search the new posts on the nursing student assistance and general nursing student discussion forums daily for students looking for help with writing care plans or developing nursing diagnoses for their care plans. you can also pm me with questions.

to write a care plan you must know and follow the steps of the nursing process. everything starts with your assessment of the patient. from the data that you collect you make a listing of all the abnormal signs and symptoms they exhibited. these are then matched against the signs and symptoms assigned to the different nursing diagnoses in order to determine the nursing diagnoses that are going to apply to your patient. you then develop goals and nursing interventions that are based upon those abnormal signs and symptoms that you found during your assessment of the patient.

that is the care plan process in a nutshell. if there is something i can specifically help you with, please ask. i am always willing to help.

there are no premade care plans on the two sites that a previous poster listed for you. they are online companion care plan constructors that accompany two popular care plan and nursing diagnosis books that are on the market. these two sites will format and print what you tell their program to. but, they do have information on a number of commonly used nursing diagnoses with nursing interventions listed with them that are almost exactly the same as what is included in the books they come from. the trick is that you have to know how to chose the correct nursing diagnosis first. this is not magic. there is a process to doing it. if you are having trouble with it, these constructor sites aren't going to be of much help to you.

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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That is an example of what one of their nursing diagnosis pages looks like. It contains the definition of the diagnosis with some discussion about it that includes the defining characteristics (symptoms) and related factors (etiologies),the NOC outcomes and NIC interventions. The page is set up so you can choose the interventions that they have listed. Later in the program it also allows you to add your own interventions. Nursing interventions are of four types: monitoring (they call it ongoing assessment), actual patient care (they call it therapeutic interventions), teaching (they call it education) and management (they call it continuity of care).

The problem with the Gulanick/Myers site is that it only has 44 of the current 188 nursing diagnoses listed in it's program. I've pulled up and bookmarked every one of them. Their book has much more information.

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sam027000 has 1 years experience.

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Also, I was thinking that you may check the intranet of the hospital where you are doing your clinicals. The hospitals where we do our clinicals have a neat thing where you can click on the medical diagnosis and it gives you suggestions of nursing interventions to include in your nursing careplan.

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