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hi all just wandering if anyone can offer help, i m trying write 1000 words on episode of care which i m yet to undertake. any idea of website or journal where i can get a good objective and nursing action on episode of care

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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Could you explain a little further what you mean by "episode of care"?

Is there a specific diagnosis for which you are researching methods of treatment?

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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This is a new tern for me....is this a case study? What is an "episode of care"? I know in the physician world an "episode of care" is the care of a patient from the beginning to end and is all encompassing

Episode of Care – Definition

• All clinically related services for one patient for a discrete diagnostic condition from the onset of symptoms until treatment is complete.

• One episode only pertains to one patient,

but one patient can be in multiple episodes

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/username is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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If I'm understanding it correctly based on what you've written, it could be about something you have done in clinical.

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Episode of care is used in some EMR programs to group all inpatient or outpatient visits under one specific diagnosis. For example, a patient is diagnosed as "pregnant" on an initial OB office visit. All related appointments, i.e u/s, labs, etc. are linked to the patient's pregnancy episode, generally lasting until the patient's 6 week post delivery office visit.

Another example would be a worker's comp injury. All visits, PT, surgeries would all be linked to the worker's comp injury/diagnosis.

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i will try and make it clearer, you are looking after a patient and during the process of care you noticed that the patient is a high risk fall, what action and evaluation would you put in place. i understand that this patient might need a medication review. the episode of care in this contest is that you were walking a patient you are caring for and notice he is a high risk of fall. what do you write to make a 1000 word out of this episode.

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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i will try and make it clearer, you are looking after a patient and during the process of care you noticed that the patient is a high risk fall, what action and evaluation would you put in place. i understand that this patient might need a medication review. the episode of care in this contest is that you were walking a patient you are caring for and notice he is a high risk of fall. what do you write to make a 1000 word out of this episode.

How about writing the background of the pt first; for your example risk for falls would have the assessment, which would include the pt's background; the diagnosis and goals, the interventions and the rationale behind the interventions, and evaluation of the pt (if possible).

Hopefully that would net 1,000 words. :yes:

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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i will try and make it clearer, you are looking after a patient and during the process of care you noticed that the patient is a high risk fall, what action and evaluation would you put in place. i understand that this patient might need a medication review. the episode of care in this contest is that you were walking a patient you are caring for and notice he is a high risk of fall. what do you write to make a 1000 word out of this episode.
You start at the beginning...the patient history, diganoses, meds, labs assessment. Describe the disease processes in detail and how they may or may not contribute to the issue at hand.

I have not seen this worred this way I would seek clarification from your program as to the expectations for this paper....to me it sounds like a case study. Maybe I am just obtuse but I don't understand what is needed

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i will try and make it clearer, you are looking after a patient and during the process of care you noticed that the patient is a high risk fall, what action and evaluation would you put in place. i understand that this patient might need a medication review. the episode of care in this contest is that you were walking a patient you are caring for and notice he is a high risk of fall. what do you write to make a 1000 word out of this episode.

If all you're focusing on is the "walking" and "falling" then you need to step back and see a much larger picture. What's going on while you walk this person? What are you observing about his strength, gait, conversational ability, ability to carry a thought, follow directions, hear and see, what he tells you about where he lives and how? What do you know about his medical diagnosis and the medical plan of care?

When you think about all that put together, how now are you better able to see more of his whole care needs, everything he needs from nursing, not just during the time you are with him but overnight and into tomorrow?

There's the beginning of an outline. Now fill it in more, and then write.

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