Care planning is an important skill for nurses to grasp. It provided the basis for nursing diagnosis, and interventions so that we can provide the best care possible to patients. Most nurses are familiar with the APIE model that outlines the steps involved with making care plans, but what if there was a better way? ASPIRE was first introduced in 2008, and has since become popular due to the individuality and comprehensiveness of the framework. This article will introduce the ASPIRE framework for nursing care planning and describe how it can be implemented into your practice.
Healthcare has come an incredible way since it's humble beginnings. Our life expectancy has increased dramatically and we are able to treat more and more conditions. But, along the way, have we lost sight of the whats most important? The patient is central to their healthcare, and is a pivotal role within the system. So rather than focussing on numbers, statistics, conditions and the 'things that are wrong', we should shift our focus to a more holistic and all-encompassing treatment.
The smell of fresh cut grass, the white sunshine glistening on your face* and the sound of the birds ringing in your ears. Maybe even some sand in between your toes, and salt in your hair. What doesn't sound great about that? Aside from the picturesque world we live in and get to explore, being outside in the fresh air has some amazing health benefits. With the COVID-19 restrictions easing in Australia, it's important that we get back to enjoying life outdoors. Take a read on how some fresh air can help you.
COVID-19 has changed Australia and every person has been impact and life as we know it has changed and we are adjusting to a new normal. University’s and Workplaces have closed physically but the requirements have shifted gears and are now operated 100% online. What does that mean for Students, Nursing Students in particular? This blog post goes into a little about what Nursing Students can do to support their colleagues, out on the front line.
Is diagnosis all there is to a patient? After a correct diagnosis is made, effective treatment can begin. But, what if we've missed something? Formulation is a holistic way of assessing patients. Both diagnosis and formulation are pertinent in practice, they allow us to investigate aetiology and predict course, and to map out treatment. This blog article will explain what formulation is, and why it is useful in daily practice. As well as describe the differences between diagnosis and formulation.