Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: b | Slide: 14
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing process including clinical judgment and patient assessment; legal and societal expectations; and roles in improving patient care
Slide content:Planning The plan of care can include Prioritizing problems Setting short-term goals Setting long-term goals The plan is discussed with the patient and other health care team members The nurse makes sure resources are available 14
Slide notes:The next step in the nursing process is to develop a plan of care for the patient. If the patient has several health problems, the nurse prioritizes them, treating the most urgent problem first. Next, the nurse works with the patient or the patients family to set measurable short-term and long-term health goals. These goals help the patient manage, resolve, or prevent health problems. If the patient is healthy, the nurse might work with the patient to set wellness goals, such as losing excess weight. Then the nurse decides how to help the patient meet these goals. The nurse discusses the plan of care with other health care team members and with the patient. The nurse also makes sure that all the necessary resources are available to carry out this plan. 14