Focus on: Nursing processes, diagnoses in amputees’ LCP

by • March 1, 2008 • UncategorizedComments Off on Focus on: Nursing processes, diagnoses in amputees’ LCP1281

By Dorajane Apuna, BSN, MA, RN, CCM, CNLCP

When planning the future care for an amputee, the nurse life care planner (LCP) must not only use the skills he or she has as am LCP, but must also employ critical thinking processes and the clinical judgment necessary to make accurate diagnoses. Use of the nursing process begins with the initial on-site assessment and continues throughout the development of appropriate outcomes for the client, during the planning of care interventions, and evaluation of outcomes of care. The diagnosis considers…

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