Evaluation of the nursing care plan in a thyroidectomy surgical case

Emma McCluskey
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Veterinary nurses work closely with their patients to deliver a high quality of care. This care is implemented using nursing care plans (NCPs). This article aims to evaluate the use of a nursing care plan and its value in practice as well as enhancing nurses' understanding of them. Within this article the author will be discussing the actual and potential problems and implementing the nursing interventions in a nursing care plan pre, post surgery and at discharge in a thyroidectomy case. Veterinary nurses play an important role in making sure the NCP is successful and patients receive the best quality of care. This article evaluates the benefits and disadvantages of NCPs to determine whether they are useful for nursing care of surgical cases.

Figure 1. The Orpet and Jeffery Ability Model.
Figure 1. The Orpet and Jeffery Ability Model.

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