Could you give some examples? I'm curious about how this works. Like other posters, I see most care plans as busy work and double charting. For example, practically every patient is at risk for falls. My judgement plus policies dictate what I'm going to do for them. That care is not driven by the care plan in the chart. In fact, I will have charted all of those interventions and patient care before I even look at the care plan.
While I do see care plans as very useful to students learning to think through the nursing process, as a practicing nurse, I don't see their value, at least in my acute care setting. I'm sure there must be something I'm missing, can you help?