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School of Nursing
Fall 2017
Detailed Careplan


OUTCOMES interventions:
Acute pain related to Be able to manage pain using - Assess pain using the - Offer alternatives to - Teach patient pain
inflammatory processes as only over-the-counter pain pain scale pain meds management skills that
evidenced by appetite medications by the time do not involve
change and self-report of - Monitor for physical - Prevent falls so that
patient is discharged. medications (such as
intensity using signs of pain (grimacing, the patient does not
relaxation therapy,
standardized pain scale. saying ow, etc.) experience increased
guided imagery, and
- Monitor for signs of distraction techniques)
overdose - Do not give patient
- Write up easy-to-read
codeine at any time
instructions for over-the-
since patient is allergic
counter pain meds, since
patient likely cannot
read the small print on
medication labels
Impaired physical mobility Be able to stand, walk, and - Assess range of motion - Encourage patient to - Show patient exercises
related to pain as perform tasks of daily living complete daily tasks on that she can do at home
evidenced by difficulty - Screen for measures of
on her own by the time her own to improve mobility
turning and decrease in physical function
patient is discharged, since
range of motion. - Stand by to ensure - Teach patient about
patient lives alone and will
that a fall does not potential barriers to
have to do these things upon
occur mobility in the home
returning home.

JMU School of Nursing
Fall 2017
Detailed Careplan
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