Nursing Care Plan and Evaluation

1. The nursing care plan evaluation is based upon the application of criteria appropriate for the student’s skill set. 2.All nursing care plans must be typed (Times New Roman, 12 point font). The nursing care plan form is available on Blackboard™ in each clinical course. 3. The grading rubric must be attached – last page of nursing care plan. 4. All relevant assessment tools used (physical, psychological, or psychiatric i.e. Braden Skin Assessment, Fall Risk) must be attached.

HIPAA (Health Information Privacy and Protection Act) mandates all health care providers protect patient privacy. Only information that the patient specifically releases may be shared with others. Only professional persons (students and instructors) involved in care are allowed access to the health care information. The student should be cautious about what information is shared verbally and with whom. If the student is approached for patient information by someone who purports to have authority, the best course of action is to refer that individual to the appropriate administrative personnel.



Student _________________________ Date of Care __1-26-2010 to 1-27______ Facility/Unit _Oncology_BMH___ Instructor

Health History

Biographical Data:

Patient’s Initials _DH___ Age __79__ Gender__F__ Martial status: Widow__ DOB: _7/29/1930__________

Birthplace: Randolph County__ Ethnic origin/Race: _Caucasian_ Occupation: previous factory worker_

Work status : retired_________ Educational background __High school______________

History source initials ___Pt__ Relationship to client __self__________________

Transcultural Considerations: (Time, space, touch, & value orientation, language considerations, spiritual beliefs, education level)

Pt speaks English. High school was the highest education received. She worked at a factory for years and then quit to stay home and raise her two kids.

Special Needs:


Reasons for Seeking Care: (Brief statement in patient’s words that describes reason for visit – Chief Complaint) Pt states she is here due to her ovarian cancer.

Past Health History:

Approximate hospitalization dates:

Serious or Chronic Illnesses (Approximate onset):
Pt has a hx of: HTN, gallbladder disease, hiatal hernia, ulcers, diabetes
type 2, hypothyroidism, depression, ovarian cancer, arthritis, migraines, cataracts and a right leg fx. Pt has also had these surgeries: hysterectomy, appendectomy, cataracts, cholecystectomy, colon resection, hernia, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy.

Obstetric Rotation

Current Obstetric Assessment:

Gravidity ______ Term ______ Preterm ______ Abortions ______ Living ______

Blood Type _____ Rh Factor _____

LMP _______ EDC _______ RhoGAM Status ______ DTR ________ (if applicable)

Date & Time of Delivery __________________________________

Type of Delivery ___ SVD ___ Forceps ____ Vacuum ____ Cesarean Section

___________ Anesthesia/Analgesia _______ EBL

Perineum: ______ Intact ______ Episiotomy _____ Laceration & Location__________________

Please note any current obstetrical problems/complications (GDM, pre-eclampsia, etc.)

Please note any past obstetrical problems/complications: (Condition, duration, treatment)

Infant Data:

Gender ___________Apgar Score ___ / ___ Gestational Age _____weeks Cord Vessels_____
Feeding method ______ Weight at Birth _______ Length at Birth ________

Blood Type & Rh ______ Direct Coombs ________ (if known)

Complications at Delivery:

Attachment Behaviors:

Medications: _Vaseline, Tetanus, Penicillin, Codeine, Aspirin, Morphine, Sulfa ___________
What kind of reaction was experienced: __Rash, hives, facial swelling, Headache, _______
Foods: ___NA________________________________________________________________
What kind of reaction was experienced:_Na_________________________________________
Contact: __NA________________________________________________________________

What kind of reaction was experienced:__NA________________________________________

Current Home Medications: (all prescription, over the counter, home and herbal remedies, include trade or generic name, dose, and frequency) Reason for taking medication (patient stated). 1. Lisinopril 20 mg 1 tab q pm daily- lowers BP

2. Levothyroxine 100 mcg 1 tab qdsync daily- thyroid replacement 3. Ondansetron IV 4-8 mg q6hr or PRN- nausea med
4. Sennosides 8.6 mg 1 tab daily- for constipation
5. Polyethylene glycol 17 gr powder daily take with 8 oz of water- for constipation 6. Demecloclycline 300 mg 1 tab TID- tx of bacteria
7. Nystatin 5 mL QID swish and spit- tx of fungus
8. Insulin Reg (Human) PRN with sliding scale- for diabetes
9. Promethazine 12.5 +5mL q8hr dilute with 9mL NS prior to IV with max rate 25mg/min – helps with nausea and used for antihistamine 10. Hydromorphine brand: Dilaudid 2 mg q2hr or PRN- per pain

Substance use: (Frequency and amount)
Tobacco ___Past hx for 40+ years _________
Alcohol ___hx of occasional ____________________________________________
Illicit drugs __none____________________________________________________________

Family History: (Health status or cause of death of blood relatives displayed in a genogram format)

Family & Social Support Systems:
Pt has a daughter and son that visit her daily. She also has a granddaughter that visits a few times.

Physical Assessment

Primary Medical Diagnosis:
_______Hyposmality___________________________________________________________________ Secondary Medical Diagnoses: __Ovarian Ca
Height __5’5”______ Weight ___182_____ Head Circumference (if < 2 yrs of age) _________________ TPR _98.5 – 66 – 28_____ B/P __142/77____ Pain Score ___10___Pain Goal __0___ BMI ___30_______ Oxygen Saturation _92____ Supplemental Oxygen _2L___ Diet: __general with 1500 ml fluid restriction____Consumption % __less than 10% General Appearance:

Pt is a 79 year old female with gray hair. She is sitting up on the BSC with a pillow behind her back and a pillow in her hands pressing against her abd. Breakfast tray is sitting in front of her but she is unwilling to eat. Pt states she “just hurts so bad from the constipation.” Pain meds had already been given to her.

Patient’s Health Promotion Activities At Home:
Pt uses a walker at home.

Site Assessment of Invasive Lines and Drainage Tubes: (Note location, type, and findings)
PICC line in right upper chest with no signs of redness or bruising. There is an IV in her upper right arm that has some bruising.

Mental Status – General Impression: (attach screening tool/results if used) A & O X3. Pt sometimes seems to be a little confused.

Skin, Hair & Nails: Braden Scale Score: ___19 LOW _______ (attached) Skin is warm/dry/intact. Pt has a bruise over her left antecubital area and on top of left hand due to a previous IV. She has a scar from her gallbladder surgery that is still healing with no signs of infection. She also has an appendectomy scar from a previous surgery years ago. Hair is full and thick. Nails of both upper and lower extremities are yellow with cap refill.

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