Careplan & Assessments
The care plan is a means of communicating and organizing the actions of a constantly changing nursing staff. As the patient's needs are attended to, the updated plan is passed on to the nursing staff at shift change and during nursing rounds.
Care plans provide direction for individualized care of the client.
A care plan flows from each patient's unique list of diagnoses and should be organized by the individual's specific needs.
The care plan should specifically outline which observations to make, what nursing actions to carry out, and what instructions the client or family members require.