When a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic illness, the first thing they may want is someone to take care of them. This is where nursing care plans come in. Nursing care plans are designed to provide comprehensive care for those who need it, both during and after an illness or injury. They can help relieve some of the burden on families and caregivers, and provide peace of mind for those who need it the most. In this blog post, we will be discussing a case study with a nursing care plan. We will discuss what it is and how it can benefit you and your loved ones.
A nursing care plan for the patient
Nursing care plans identify the goals and objectives for a patient’s care and set out what the nursing staff should do to achieve these aims. A care plan should be developed collaboratively with the patient, their family, and any health care professionals involved in their care.
A nursing care plan for the patient may include:
– Identification of the goals of the patient’s care, such as improving overall well-being or managing symptoms
– Outline of activities that will be undertaken to achieve these goals, such as providing ongoing support and assistance with activities of daily living or medical procedures
– Timing and frequency of checks on progress made towards achieving these goals
Implementation of the nursing care plan
Nursing care plans are essential in order to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. A well-designed nursing care plan can help make sure that patients receive the correct level of care and that they are effectively monitored. In this case study, we will discuss how to create a nursing care plan for a patient with cancer.
When developing a nursing care plan for a patient with cancer, it is important to take into account the individual’s unique needs. For example, some patients may require more aggressive treatment than others. It is also important to consider the patient’s age, health status, and medical history. After gathering all of this information, the nursing staff will develop an individualized nursing care plan based on the patient’s specific needs.
One way that nursing staff can monitor patients’ progress is by regularly completing forms such as the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Form 4812C Care Plan Summary for Patients with Metastatic Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy or Surgery (Revised). The NCDB Form 4812C helps nurses track changes in the patient’s condition and provides information about the patient’s goals and objectives for treatment. This form can be completed once every two weeks during radiation therapy or surgery, or as needed throughout the course of treatment. By tracking these changes, nurses can ensure that patients are getting the best possible care.
It is also important to keep in mind any special needs that may be associated with cancer treatments such as radiation therapy
Background of the Patient
Background of the Patient
The patient is a 79-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of pneumonia. The patient has been hospitalized for five days and has not responded to treatment. She is currently on mechanical ventilation and has a blood pressure of 190/110.
The patient’s medical history is significant for coronary artery disease, hypertension, and congestive heart failure. She also has diabetes mellitus type II and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) two years ago. Her current medications include angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) and beta blockers.
Nursing Care Plan
The goals of nursing care for this patient are to maintain her comfort, support her breathing, and ensure that she receives the appropriate medications. The nurse will monitor the blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation levels, temperature, hydration level, intake and output levels, and resting pulse rate in order to assess changes over time and make necessary adjustments in the care plan. The nurse will also administer prescribed medications as ordered by the doctor.
Assessment of the Patient
A 53-year-old female with a history of hypertension, is admitted to the hospital for evaluation of possible myocardial infarction. She reports chest pain that started 12 hours prior to admission and worsened throughout the day. Her vital signs are significant for tachycardia (110 beats per minute) and respirations are shallow and rapid. On physical examination, she has diffuse redness on her back and congestion in her sinuses. She also has an irregular heart rhythm and is hypotensive (98/62).
The patient’s care will be directed by nursing observation as well as review of the patient’s medical record. The goal of nursing care is to maintain the patient safe and comfortable while providing appropriate supportive services. Initial assessment findings indicate that the patient has a significant fever, chest pain, rapid respirations, congestion in the sinuses, and an irregular heart rhythm. These findings suggest that this patient may have a serious illness such as pneumonia or myocardial infarction.
Goals of the Nursing Care Plan
Nursing care plans are designed to provide comprehensive care for patients in a nursing home setting. The goals of a nursing care plan may include the following:
1. Prevent or minimize the need for hospitalization or bed-rest.
2. Reducing the risk of infection and promoting rehabilitation.
3. Minimizing stress on the patient and staff.
4. Maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration levels.
5. Supporting activities of daily living (ADLs).
Implementation of the Nursing Care Plan
The implementation of the nursing care plan begins with developing a clear understanding of the patient’s condition and goals. Next, a comprehensive assessment must be conducted to gather all relevant information necessary for designing an effective care plan. This includes interviews with family members and caregivers, as well as physical examinations and laboratory tests.
Once the care plan is developed, nurses will need to develop specific plans of action based on the patient’s condition and needs. This may include providing medication dosages, arranging for home health or hospice services, or overseeing wound care. In some cases, it may be necessary to modify or even change the original care plan in order to best meet the individual needs of the patient.
Overall, effective implementation of a nursing care plan requires a concerted effort by all involved – from patients and their families to nurses and caregivers. By working together, everyone can help ensure that each person receiving nursing care receives the best possible quality of life.
It can be difficult to know what kind of nursing care you will need in order to properly take care of a loved one who is wheelchair-bound or bed-ridden. In this case study, we’ll walk you through the different types of nursing care that may be necessary for our patient and provide some tips on how to plan for it. I hope that this article has shed some light on the topic and has helpfully provided you with the information needed in order to make an informed decision when it comes time to resident your loved one into long-term care.