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a detailed method worked out in advance for the attainment of a goal; see also planning.
Baylor plan a method of staffing nursing units developed at Baylor University Medical Center; nurses work only 12-hour shifts on the weekend and are paid for a standard work week.
care plan a document that identifies nursing orders for a patient and serves as a guide to nursing care. It can either be written for an individual patient, be retrieved from a computer and individualized, or be preprinted for a specific disease, condition, or nursing diagnosis and individualized to the specific patient. Standardized care plans are available for a number of patient conditions.
plan (omaha) in the omaha system, an analytical process of activity designed to establish a course of client care; this includes establishing priorities and selecting a course of action from identified alternatives.
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Vox populi An organized manner of doing a thing. See Bare-bones health plan, Basic plan, Budget plan, Cafeteria benefits plan, Canadian plan, Certified health plan, Clinton Plan, Competitive medical plan, Discounted fee-for-service plan, Faculty practice plan, Financial management plan, Health plan, Indeminity plan, Individual family services plan, Keogh plan, Minneapolis plan, Nonpoint source management plan, Oregon health plan, Other plan, Pepper Commission plan, Phoenix plan, Point-of-service plan, Section 125 plan, Self-funded plan, Service plan, Statewide plan, Statutory Health Insurance plan, Strategic plan.
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1. A program or method for the achievement of an objective.
2. A picture or diagram showing a structure or arrangement of parts.
3. A part of a SOAP note medical record.
[Fr. plant, ground plan, fr. L. planta, sole of the foot]
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1. A program or method for the achievement of an objective.
2. A picture or diagram showing a structure or arrangement of parts.
[Fr. plant, ground plan, fr. L. planta, sole of the foot]
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Patient discussion about plan

Q. Is it essential to make an exercise plan? I am trying for an exercise plan ……Is it essential to make an exercise plan?

A. by just doing any exercises any time, your body will gain some benefits. but planning it in regular schedule will absolutely help you to be healthier and more fit.
there will be a lot of benefits that you can have if you do the exercise plan (these 2 weeks to reduce some weight, then another 2 weeks to maintain it, then the rest you can start building some muscles, etc.)

good luck, and stay healthy always..

Q. Can somebody post a training plan? This is Moses, 22 yrs old male. I can run 1 to 3 km but my goal is to reach 15 km. I like to improve my fitness. How frequent do I need to practice to improve my fitness? Can somebody post a training plan?

A. Hi Moses, now I can run 12 km and I achieved this target by doing daily practice. So I suggest you to practice daily if you want to improve your fitness and to reach your goal. Slowly and slowly you will reach your target. You cannot reach the target in just one attempt. Please ensure that you practice daily and follow a proper schedule. In addition to that you need to have strict diet control and also have more water. I hope you would be able to reach you goal fast. Good Luck!!!

Q. My son is with ADHD and I am planning to give him something healthy. My son is with ADHD and I am planning to give him something healthy so as to have a control with the symptoms and to ensure calmness in him...

A. I think you can try on fish oil, many does the same. They are good in omega-3 which works good and they too have DHA. I gave to my sister she was better in a month. You must do some changes in his diet as well by reducing on fast foods, fizzy drinks, caffeine, processed foods and increase on fresh fruit, vegetables.

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In addition, those of the Board's current workforce covered by the Bank Plan (about two-thirds of the staff) would have the same problem if they should go to another federal agency and retire under FERS.
Hafez Ghanem said the World Bank plans to invest an annual $300 million in Lebanon in the next four years, bringing the total amount of dispatched funds close to $2.3 billion.
The bank plans to raise USD400m-USD500m in medium-term notes, the bank's managing director and chief executive officer, Rana Kapoor reportedly said in an interview.
The bank plans to approve loans for the current fiscal year, in the amount of 4.05 billion Br for different projects and to disperse 3.5 billion Br, Esayas said during the annual meeting.
Saudi-based Al Rajihi Bank plans to open a branch in Amman later this year.
The director-general of the international banking sector in the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Cumber AL Mulla had said earlier this month that the bank plans to open branches in Hong Kong and Jordan this year and will increase the number of branches in Egypt and Oman.
The World Bank plans to offer up to $3-3.5 billion in zero-interest loans to Vietnam from next year through 2012 after it received positive assessments of the efficiency of WB-funded projects in the country.
By obtaining the public funds, Kirayaka Bank plans to buy back preferred shares owned by J-Will Partners, a Tokyo-based corporate rehabilitation fund, to terminate its capital partnership with the fund while maintaining their business alliance, the sources said.
The bank plans to merge the former building society with Abbey - which it bought in 2004 - creating a business with 959 UK branches and a share of more than 8% of the savings and personal loans market.
The bank plans to merge A&L with former building society Abbey, which it bought in 2004.
This fall, North Fork Bank plans to open a full-service branch in the school lobby.
The bank plans to deploy ATMs with the finger vein authentication system at all branches.