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Nursing care plans outline the nursing care to be provided to a patient. It is a set of actions the nurse will implement to resolve nursing problems identified by assessment.

Nursing Care Plans

A nursing care plan outlines the nursing care to be provided to a patient. It is a set of actions the nurse will implement to resolve nursing problems identified by assessment. The creation of the plan is an intermediate stage of the nursing process. It guides in the ongoing provision of nursing care and assists in the evaluation of that care.

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In the USA, the nursing care plan may consist of a NANDA nursing diagnosis with related factors and subjective and objective data that support the diagnosis, nursing outcome classifications with specified outcomes (or goals) to be achieved including deadlines, and nursing intervention classifications with specified interventions. Wikipedia

Care planning is an essential part of healthcare, but is often misunderstood. Without a specific document delineating the plan of care, important issues are likely to be neglected. Nursing care plans provide a "road map" of sorts, to guide all who are involved with a patient/resident's care.

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Wikipedia - Additional information about nursing care plans, including characteristics and nursing process.

FDU - Nursing care plan guidelines.

Care plans - A place for healthcare professionals and students. Find nursing care plans books and order online. International shipping but contact them first for shipping options outside US and

Comprehensive Nursing Care Plans - Interactive nursing care plan site. View sample care plans and free documents.

Barnes and Noble - Additional information about Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 7th Edition: Ackley & Ladwig. Buy online from here.

RN Central - Free nursing care plans. Pre-defined care plan forms, also you can create your own care plan.

The first step in care planning is accurate and comprehensive assessment. In the acute care setting, a thorough admission nursing assessment should be followed by regular reassessments as often as the patient's status demands. In the long-term care setting, the MDS (Minimum Data Set) is the starting point for assessment. Care plans


Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care (7th edition)

Betty J. Ackley, MSN, EdS, RN
Gail B. Ladwig, MSN, CHTP, HNC, RN.

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This bestselling reference helps users make nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. It helps nurses correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan.

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