This assignment is designed to extend the learner’s use of concept mapping as a tool for clinical care planning. The nursing process continues to provide the foundation for organizing information and thought, whereas the mapping becomes the process for intentional critical thinking and clinical reasoning. COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes. CO 1. Demonstrate the nursing process while providing basic care to individuals and families reflecting different stages of the life span in the extended care, acute care, and community‐ based settings (PO#1). CO 3. Demonstrate communication skills necessary for interaction with other health team members and for providing basic nursing care to individuals and families (PO#3). CO 4. Incorporate critical thinking skills into clinical nursing practice (PO#4).
Concept Map Name Institution Date Patient information Name: W.R Age 81 Gender: Female Allergies: Cabbage Code status: Full code Diet Regular Diagnosis: Parkinson’s disease, Hypertension, Dementia, Insomnia, Alzheimer’s disease Medications: Atenolo50mg by mouth once a day for hyper tension, Carbidopa/levodopa 25-100mg by mouth one a day for Parkinson’s Trazadone 100 mg by mouth at bed time for Insomnia, Eliquis 2.5 mg by mouth twice a day for DVT prophylaxis. Concept map Extended Concept Map: Nursing Diagnosis # 1: Impaired physical mobility related to stiffness and muscle weakness. Outcome: Reducing the risk of injury and uncoordinated muscle to maintain maximum mobility Nursing Interventions: Screening for mobility to determine use of physical activity tools to improve mobility. Rationale for each intervention: Assessing existing mobility is necessary to determine muscle damage Evaluation of effectiveness of nursing interventions: Improved balancing and muscle strength Evaluation Patients with Parkinson’s have impaired physical mobility because of motor weakness and muscle rigidity (Schenkman et al., 2012). Hence, it is crucial to improve functional mobility and maintain independence, and where possible the daily exercise help in improving coordination and dexterity. Functional abilities of