Module 05 Assignment – Designing a Care Map

Purpose of Assignment

  1. Assist students with coordination of care for clients with musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Enhance understanding of the nursing process in coordinating care for a client.

Course Competency

  • Explain components of multidimensional nursing care for clients with musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Select appropriate nursing interventions when providing multidimensional care to clients experiencing alterations in mobility



For this assignment you will pick a musculoskeletal disorder according to last names:

 Last names J-R can choose 1 from the following topics:

  1. Osteomyelitis
  2. Paget’s Disease    (please write on one of these topic)
  3. Tendinitis

Develop a care map using the template directly after these instructions. For this assignment, include the following: assessment and data collection (including disease process, common labwork/diagnostics, subjective, objective, and health history data), three NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, one SMART goal for each nursing diagnosis, and two nursing interventions with rationale for each SMART goal for a client with a musculoskeletal disorder.

Use at least two scholarly sources to support your care map. Be sure to cite your sources in-text and on a reference page using APA format.

Check out the following link for information about writing SMART goals and to see examples:

You can find useful reference materials for this assignment in the School of Nursing guide:

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Assessment and Data CollectionThree NANDA-I Approved                    Nursing DiagnosisOne Smart Goal for EACH Nursing DiagnosisTwo Nursing Interventions with Rationale for EACH Nursing Diagnosis
Disease Process (short description of patho of disorder- cite this- do not copy and paste): Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune process affecting synovial joints. It is chronic and systemic, causing inflammation and permanent joint damage (Ignatavicius et al., 2018)   Common Labwork/Diagnostics: Labs: Rheumatoid factor ANA ESR Albumin (Ignatavicius et al., 2018)   Diagnostics: Xrays Arthrocentesis (Ignatavicius et al., 2018)   Assessment Data (consider subjective, objective, and heath history): Subjective: joint pain, anorexia, fatigue, painful stiff joints (Ignatavicius et al., 2018) Objective: redness in joints, deformed joints,  physical limitations, decreased mobility (Ignatavicius et al., 2018)                  Nursing Diagnosis: Disturbed body image r/t  alteration in body function AEB painful, deformed hand joints.                 Nursing Diagnosis:               Nursing DiagnosisSMART Goal: Patient will verbalize physical changes without making disparaging comments by 5/5                  SMART Goal:                   SMART Goal:Intervention: Provide emotional support and encourage patient Rationale: With deformed joints, this will improve patients self -concept (Phelps, 2021)   Intervention Involve patient in planning Rationale : This will increase patient compliance with activities to the best of their ability (Phelps, 2021)                 1.   2.             1.   2.