Please help with care plan!

  1. I need a nursing DX for teaching a pt cast care instructions (or something along those lines) My pt was an 8 y.o. F, who had broke he right radius and ulna. She was discharged. Please help me I have one more chance to get it right. I am so awful at care plans. Does anyone know of any GREAT care plan books at Books A Million? Thanks
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  3. by   RNPATL
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    I need a nursing DX for teaching a pt cast care instructions (or something along those lines) My pt was an 8 y.o. F, who had broke he right radius and ulna. She was discharged. Please help me I have one more chance to get it right. I am so awful at care plans. Does anyone know of any GREAT care plan books at Books A Million? Thanks
    Knowledge deficit relating to personal care of cast to (R) arm as evidenced by patients age (she is 8 years old) and lack of understanding relating to care of cast.

    Goal: Patient will demonstrate proper care of cast prior to discharge

    Interventions:

    1. Provide instruction to patient as well as significant family member.
    2. Teaching about keeping cast clean
    3. Teaching regarding s/s of infection (swelling, odor, drainage, temperature).
    4. Teaching regarding circulatory checks and what to do it arm swells.
    5. Teaching regarding when to call the physician.

    The care plan book that I use is:

    Carpenito, L.J (2002). Nursing diagnosis: application to clinical practice (9thed). ISBN: 0-7817-3319-7

    Good luck.
  4. by   LPN82
    Quote from RNPATL
    Knowledge deficit relating to personal care of cast to (R) arm as evidenced by patients age (she is 8 years old) and lack of understanding relating to care of cast.

    Goal: Patient will demonstrate proper care of cast prior to discharge

    Interventions:

    1. Provide instruction to patient as well as significant family member.
    2. Teaching about keeping cast clean
    3. Teaching regarding s/s of infection (swelling, odor, drainage, temperature).
    4. Teaching regarding circulatory checks and what to do it arm swells.
    5. Teaching regarding when to call the physician.

    The care plan book that I use is:

    Carpenito, L.J (2002). Nursing diagnosis: application to clinical practice (9thed). ISBN: 0-7817-3319-7

    Good luck.
    Thank You so much. Did you get this information from the book you listed?
  5. by   RNPATL
    Quote from LPN82
    Thank You so much. Did you get this information from the book you listed?
    Actually, this nursing diagnosis is in the book. I had a young patient with a cast and this was the care plan that I used for him. I have been writing care plans in the acute care setting for so long that it comes without referencing the book, but yes, knowledge deficit is in the book I listed.

    Carpenito is a great book for students that need information on nursing diagnosis and I think you will find this very helpful.

    Good luck and gald I could help.
  6. by   LPN82
    Quote from RNPATL
    Actually, this nursing diagnosis is in the book. I had a young patient with a cast and this was the care plan that I used for him. I have been writing care plans in the acute care setting for so long that it comes without referencing the book, but yes, knowledge deficit is in the book I listed.

    Carpenito is a great book for students that need information on nursing diagnosis and I think you will find this very helpful.

    Good luck and gald I could help.
    Do you know if Books A Million carries it? If not where did u find it? Thanks Again
  7. by   RNPATL
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    Do you know if Books A Million carries it? If not where did u find it? Thanks Again
    I believe Books-A-Million might carry it ... I actually purchased it off Amazon.com.

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