Ward Class

An Online Resource Site For Student Nurses


Ward Class is an online resource for student nurses. Created with the aim of helping student nurses cope with the demands of nursing school and clinicals, it offers free downloads, notes, sample NCPs, sample drug studies, study aids, news and updates, and practical tips to its users.

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The December 2012 PRC Nursing Board Exam Result is already available here at Ward Class and at Pinoy R.N.

Sample NCP for Laryngeal Cancer

To supplement Ward Class' previous entry on Laryngeal Cancer, this week's nursing care plan will be on Impaired Verbal Communication.

For nursing students who are about to view this sample nursing care plan for Laryngeal Cancer, I'd like to emphasize the following points:
  • When I drafted this NCP for Laryngeal Cancer, I had a post-total laryngectomy patient in mind. Hence, some interventions are very specific for total laryngectomy cases and are NOT applicable to patients with partial laryngectomy ( e.g. referrals to a speech therapist on the use of artificial larynx and esophageal speech).
  • Although maintaining a patent airway is a general nursing priority when caring for patients who have had a laryngectomy, loss of speech is also a major concern for clients as it poses a serious psychological issue. And believe it or not, there is no risk for aspiration after total laryngectomy because the trachea and esophagus are permanently separated after surgery unless a fistula forms from the trachea to the esophagus.
  • When going over this nursing care plan, you might be surprised to find out that I didn't include dependent nursing interventions. As previously mentioned, the nursing diagnosis is Impaired Verbal Communication and so I deemed it appropriate that the nursing interventions will be based (solely) on the nursing problem identified. Still, your clinical instructor may think otherwise so just modify the NCP as necessary. This, after all, is a SAMPLE nursing care plan.
To download the sample NCP for Laryngeal Cancer, just click on the link provided below.

NCP Download:
Sample NCP for Laryngeal Cancer

Related Link:
Respiratory Disorders: Laryngeal Cancer


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