Selected health concern and the associated best practices for health improvement..
- Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you will be asked to complete.
- Allow plenty of time to plan your patient clinical encounter.
- Be sure that you have a hypothetical patient in mind.
- Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft plan to Smarthinking Tutoring for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.
Note: You are required to complete this assessment before Assessment 4.
Develop the Preliminary Care Coordination Plan
Complete the following:
- Identify a health concern as the focus of your care coordination plan. Possible health concerns may include, but are not limited to:
- Heart disease (high blood pressure, stroke, or heart failure).
- Home safety.
- Pulmonary disease (COPD or fibrotic lung disease).
- Orthopedic concerns (hip replacement or knee replacement).
- Cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s disease or dementia).
- Pain management.
- Mental health.
- Identify available community resources for a safe and effective continuum of care.
- Document Format and Length
You can use the linked templates as a guide for the needs of your hypothetical patient who has a selected health care problem.
For your care coordination plan, you may use the Care Coordination Plan Template [DOCX], choose a format used in your own organization, or choose a format you are familiar with that adequately serves your needs for this assessment.
- Your preliminary plan should be 3–4 pages in length. In a separate section of the plan, identify the hypothetical person you have chosen to work with.
- Document the community resources you have identified using the Community Resources Template [DOCX].
- You can use real or fictitious names/addresses for the community resources you identify
- The type of resource, not the name, is what you need to pay attention to for this assessment.
- Supporting Evidence
Cite at least two credible sources from peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications that support your preliminary plan.
The requirements, outlined below, correspond to the grading criteria in the Preliminary Care Coordination Plan Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.