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Nuances of fluffed care plans

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by TigerxLiLy TigerxLiLy (Member) Member

TigerxLiLy has 7 years experience and specializes in LTC-Geriatric-PPS-MDS.

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I am currently researching ways to change my facilities mindset on the amount of focuses that we have in our care plans that MAY can be included in other focuses.

My facility has individual focuses/goals/interventions for the following:

HTN, DM, Code status, Flu season, if they frequently go out on pass, constipation,anemia, etc

My thought on this is that these diagnosiss and interventions can be addressed in the main ADL focus... As usually anything related to any of these DX becoming "abnormal" will most likely directly affect the ADL status.

Do your facilities make seperate focus's like this?

Does this make sense?not sure :p

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TigerxLiLy has 7 years experience and specializes in LTC-Geriatric-PPS-MDS.

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I guess the nutritional focus will have a direct relation to DM, GERD, CDiff, anything GI related.

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We have many separate areas that many of the DX go into for example HTN, that may be a health maintenance issue or it may even involve movement (dizziness). If the goal and intervention involve movement, I put it in the movement section or if it involves health maintenance, then it goes there. You only need one goal and one intervention to address the problems in each area. Sometimes I find that some of my problems have multiple interventions and goals, some of which may be put into one big area but I don't like doing it that way.

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