Who Makes Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans?


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Companies that publish nursing diagnosis care plan templates online along with writing tips and other advice include Careplans.com, RNCentral and CareScribble. Reference books about care plans include "Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 10th Edition" and "Nursing Care Plans: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention, Edition 6."

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The first section of a nursing diagnosis care plan should state the reasons why the patient requires medical attention, all of the patient's symptoms, potential health risks and visible signs of illness that nurses notice during the medical evaluation. The second section should include a list of medical tests with results, along with vital signs, current medications, amount of pain and length of time the patient has suffered from the illness or condition. The third, fourth and fifth sections include a plan for action, how the plan is to be implemented and the expected outcome of the plan.

Care plans may vary in length and description depending on a patient's condition and how well a patient respond to medications and other treatments. RNCentral, for example, lists a variety of care plan templates for different conditions on its website, while CareScribble features 157 standard nursing care plans. Careplans.com also features a list of care plan templates on its website, with access to additional care plan templates with membership.

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