Formulating a Plan of Care Attributed to a Patient Scenario
Formulate a plan of care attributed to a patient scenario using the clinical reasoning cycle as a guide.
James Peter is a 54-year-old male who has previously been diagnosed with anxiety and substance misuse of heroin intravenously. He had a recent episode of pneumonia and was treated with amoxicillin. Explore the patient’s history, presenting problems, and the related pathophysiological processes to identify priority problems. Provide a comprehensive assessment, i.e., specific observation, assessment tools, and or tests. Formulate nursing interventions and or treatments, with rationales, and consider ways to evaluate the effectiveness of actions. Consider the relevance of specific nursing standards, code of conduct, code of ethics and legalities, and relevant legislation.