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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.


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.


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]


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]


n program of action.
plan, bank,
plan, preventive care,
n a long-term strategy designed to preclude the development of a disease and promote overall health. See also preventive dentistry and preventive orthodontic treatment.
plan, provisional treatment,
n a tentative treatment plan that may be modified or continued upon reevaluation of periodontal status after initial therapeutic procedures.
plan, treatment,
n the intended sequence of procedures for the treatment of a patient.

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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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The bill simplifies and closely describes the procedure of adopting building plans for villages and urban areas.
The building plan to be submitted shall include the Floor Area Ratio ( FAR), number of permissible floors, number of actual floors, actual plinth area constructed at the site, etc.
The Highways Agency has said it wants to ensure new building plans in Tyneside do not fully go ahead before the Western Bypass is widened by 2016.
Smith added: "The association believes existing building owners will continue to strive for LEED and Energy Star certification once they get started with the AGPOM Green Building Plan.
Preparation of documentation for planning permission, documentation Accessory building plan documentation and notice of change of the proposed activity for building highway D4 Bratislava, Jarovce - Ivanka north, Highway D4 Bratislava Ivanka north - Raca, Shifting of road / 572 extension Galvaniho ul.
SDSM officially confirmed that their fellow party member and President of the Council of the Municipality of Centar, Miroslav Sipovik, was going to support VMRO-DPMNE's suggestions for changing three building plans.
While the draft 15- year ship building plan is yet to be approved, an ' in principle approval' was accorded to the Plan by the defence acquisition council ( DAC) with a directive that force levels of platforms should not fall below 140 ships," the ministry stated in its reply.
The LDA staff visited Architect Housing Scheme on Monday and demolished parts of construction that had been constructed without approval of building plan.
Regarding the conversion of an existing building into a school facility, a full-fledged building plan of the existing building approved by an engineering consultancy firm and duly endorsed by the municipality should be presented to the respective municipality.
The meeting reviewed the issues of 35 plazas regarding its illegal construction and matters of approval of building plan.
The decision for voiding the building plans proposed to the Council of the Municipality of Centar foresees reinstitution of the old building plan, in which a church has not been planned for construction, whereby the building of the church currently under construction will be declared illegal and consequently torn down," representatives of Veritas explain.

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