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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


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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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 significance of Dubai is that it offers the right ambience to manage a small offsite event for a limited number of employees or to organise a global flagship event with participants from all over the world and visitors in thousands," Saleh Tabakh, general manager, Plan Ahead Events, Middle East added.
Suggest that staff book their next holiday soon after they get back - this will give them something to look forward to and will also help you plan ahead.
If possible, plan ahead by programming local radio stations into your car radio--you will receive far more detailed traffic reports than those given on national radio station broadcasts.
The Plan Ahead test, launched by Lifestyle Choices, measures three hormones in the blood - two ovarian hormones called Inhibin B and AMH, and the pituitary hormone called FSH.
The officers and committee chairs need to think and plan ahead. A request made, say, at 2 PM that is expected to be done before the end of the school day, is totally unrealistic.
"Senior citizens who plan ahead report a high degree of control over their moves and a greater sense of mastery than those who do not plan ahead," says Elaine Wethington, associate professor of human development and of sociology at Cornell University.
There's a reason teens may find it harder than adults to plan ahead and consider consequences: the part of the brain responsible for those kinds of thought--the prefrontal cortex--is the last part of the brain to fully develop.
For executives who put importance in their appearance, its easier to plan ahead and line up time with Patricia than to trust your luck at a shop on the street.
Author Valerie VanBooven RN, BSN, CMC aims to provide information to help readers manage long-term care issues and also plan ahead.
So, before businesses take the plunge, we definitely want to make sure they plan ahead. If it does take six months, then that is what it will take.
Equally important, the companies represented by TEI's membership know that to be successful, they must plan ahead and ensure that adequate resources are devoted to core functions such as customer service and employee training.