1998 OPEN FORUM Abstracts
Writing the Individual Plan of Treatment
Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, FAACVPR
This session will focus on the elements of a thorough initial evaluation, identification of problems in areas of skill/education deficits, deconditioning and emotional adjustment challenges of anxiety, fear and depression. Plans of treatment should include specific goals for each identified problem.
I. Introduction: Rationale for developing an individualized
II. The Evaluation
Assessing: skills/knowledge, physical abilities,
coping skills, etc.
Reviewing the medical records
Recommending tests to develop exercise /oxygen
III. Identifying Problems such as:
Physical mobility impairment
Ineffective airway clearance
Ineffective breathing pattern with use of accessory
muscles (rest, activity)
Impaired gas exchange
High risk for respiratory infection, recurring infections
Complaints of panic
Ineffective management of therapeutic regimen as
prescribed by M.D.
Sleep pattern disturbances
Improper use of medications
Non- compliance- medications, oxygen therapy
IV. Establishing Plan Objectives
Identify subjects or areas that need to be addressed
Identify the patient's role and responsibilities for
Setting the stage communicating exercise targets, home
exercise responsibilities, etc. to and with patients.
Explain the purpose behind your recommendations for
the plan of treatment. Monitoring progress throughout
The 44th International Respiratory Congress Abstracts-On-Disk®, November 7 - 10, 1998, Atlanta, Georgia.