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Do you know…<br />Nurses assist attorneys in determining the cost of future medical care for their clients?<br />
A specialty <br />for which <br />Nurses<br /> are Uniquely <br />suited<br />Life Care Planning<br />
Who Needs Them?<br />How Are They Used?<br /><ul><li>Personal Injury Attorneys
Defense Attorneys
Casualty Insurance Carriers
Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
Estate Planners
Advocacy Groups
Rehabilitation Centers
Catastrophic Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Burns & Amputations
Neonatal & Pediatric
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Nurse Life Care Planning


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A slide show explaining the role of the nurse in Life Care Planning and how nurses are especially suited for this service. Nurse consultants write life care plans for attorneys and other seeking to determine the costs of future medical care.

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Nurse Life Care Planning

  1. 1. Do you know…<br />Nurses assist attorneys in determining the cost of future medical care for their clients?<br />
  2. 2. A specialty <br />for which <br />Nurses<br /> are Uniquely <br />suited<br />Life Care Planning<br />
  3. 3. Who Needs Them?<br />How Are They Used?<br /><ul><li>Personal Injury Attorneys
  4. 4. Defense Attorneys
  5. 5. Casualty Insurance Carriers
  6. 6. Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
  7. 7. Estate Planners
  8. 8. Advocacy Groups
  9. 9. Rehabilitation Centers
  10. 10. Catastrophic Injury
  11. 11. Spinal Cord Injury
  12. 12. Burns & Amputations
  13. 13. Neonatal & Pediatric
  14. 14. Traumatic Brain Injury
  15. 15. Geriatric Population</li></ul>Life Care Plans<br />
  16. 16. A Life Care Plan is <br />a tool <br />used for <br />estimating the <br />future cost of Care <br />over the Client’s <br />estimated life span <br />What is a Life Care Plan?<br />
  17. 17. Nurses are uniquely qualified<br />Nurses <br />are uniquely <br />qualified <br />to develop <br />Life Care Plans <br />in a <br />collaborative effort<br /> with other<br /> health providers<br />
  18. 18. Nurses<br /><ul><li>View the whole person not just an isolated presenting health problem
  19. 19. Build on their understanding of an injury or illness to promote the restoration and maintenance of health in their clients
  20. 20. Utilize their education and professional experience to develop a nursing care plan for their clients in a medical setting</li></li></ul><li>The Nursing Care Plan…<br />Life Care Planning…<br /><ul><li>is the essence of the </li></ul> Nurse Life Care Plan<br /><ul><li>is a specialized area of nursing practice that deals with individuals who have sustained a catastrophic injury or illness</li></ul>The Power of Nursing<br />
  21. 21. The Nursing Process<br /><ul><li>The foundation of the Nurse Life Care Plan
  22. 22. Used to formulate a plan of care to identify the client’s individual needs
  23. 23. Assessment
  24. 24. Diagnosis
  25. 25. Planning
  26. 26. Implementation
  27. 27. Evaluation</li></li></ul><li>The Nursing Assessment<br />The Nursing Assessment is based on collecting subjective and objective data from:<br /><ul><li>Observations
  28. 28. Interviews
  29. 29. Examinations
  30. 30. Written Records</li></ul>The data collected may include physical, psychological, cognitive, functional, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual, economic, and/or lifestyle information about the client<br />
  31. 31. The Nurse Life Care Planner…<br /><ul><li>Analyzes data collected to identify health care issues and formulates nursing diagnoses
  32. 32. Collaborates with other health care professionals to project estimated care and services
  33. 33. Identifies individual client outcomes
  34. 34. Develops an individualized comprehensive plan of action
  35. 35. Calculates associated reasonable costs of care, goods and services necessary to achieve desired health outcomes</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Routine Medical Care
  36. 36. Medical Equipment and supplies
  37. 37. Medications
  38. 38. Mobility Equipment
  39. 39. Orthotics/Prosthetics
  40. 40. Transportation
  41. 41. Case Management
  42. 42. Diagnostic Testing
  43. 43. Home Care Modifications
  44. 44. Vocational Analysis
  45. 45. Skilled Nursing Services</li></ul>The Nurse Life Care Plan May Include:<br />
  46. 46. The Nurse Life Care Plan<br />Follows the client <br />throughout <br />his or her lifetime <br />to ensure<br /> funds <br />will be <br />available <br />for <br />proper treatment <br />and care<br />
  47. 47. Nurse Life Care Planners<br /><ul><li>Work in expanded roles outside traditional nursing
  48. 48. Own their own businesses
  49. 49. Entrepreneurs </li></li></ul><li>Contact The American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners<br /><br />Interested In Becoming A Certified Nurse Life Care Planner?<br />