Nursing Care Plans

Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention

Author: Meg Gulanick

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323016278

Category: Medical

Page: 1111

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"Nursing Care Plans" includes 195 care plans for commonly encountered clinical problems in medical-surgical nursing. Written for students and/or clinicians, this book reflects the most current practice and professional standards in nursing, yet its level and format are student friendly.

Nursing Care Plans

Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention

Author: Meg Gulanick,Judith L. Myers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032342810X

Category: Medical

Page: 1008

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Learn to think like a nurse with the bestselling nursing care planning book on the market! Covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems seen in adults, Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 9th Edition contains 217 care plans, each reflecting the latest best practice guidelines. This new edition specifically features three new care plans, two expanded care plans, updated content and language reflecting the most current clinical practice and professional standards, enhanced QSEN integration, a new emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice, an improved page design, and more. It’s everything you need to create and customize effective nursing care plans! 217 total care plans provide more care plans than any other book. Prioritized care planning guidance internally organizes care plans from "actual" to "risk" diagnoses, from general to specific interventions, and from independent to collaborative/interprofessional interventions, to help you select the most important, priority interventions for your particular patients. Introductory chapter explains the components of nursing care plans, NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, the NIC and NOC systems, and how to create nursing care plans. Latest NANDA-I taxonomy is integrated throughout to incorporate the very latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, related factors, and defining characteristics. Latest NIC and NOC labels ensure you are made aware of appropriate interventions and outcomes. 70 nursing diagnosis care plans include the most common/important NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, providing the building blocks for you to create your own individualized care plans. 150 disorders care plans cover virtually every common medical-surgical condition, organized by body system. Health promotion and risk factor management care plans emphasize the importance of preventive care and teaching for self-management. Basic nursing concepts care plans focuses on concepts that apply to disorders found in multiple body systems. Nursing diagnosis care plan format includes a definition/explanation of the diagnosis, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, related NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions. Disorders care plan format covers synonyms for the disorder (for ease in cross referencing), a definition, common related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for each relevant nursing diagnosis. Independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions are highlighted by special icons that differentiate between independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions. 30 online care plans are hosted on the Evolve companion site in a user-friendly PDF format that allows you to cut-and-paste care plan contents to create customized care plans.

Nursing Care Plans

Nursing Diagnosis and Assessment, Nursing Interventions Guide

Author: Brittany Samons

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1681859459

Category: Medical

Page: 52

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As a nurse, you always have to be at your best. Diagnosing different medical conditions on sight and having plausible solutions to each problem could be the only thing between you and a life. Even though your training will rigorously take you through the remedies for the most common diseases, a frequent reminder on the latest symptoms and treatment options will not only keep you up to date but also ensure that you present the very best treatment services to your patients.

Nursing Care Plans

Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nursing

Page: 541

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A comprehensive compilation of care plans specific to patient problems requiring hospitalization. Timely information assists the nurse in the development, deliverance, and documentation of patient care.

Pediatric Nursing Care Plans

Author: Sharon Ennis Axton,Terry Fugate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130989697

Category: Medical

Page: 371

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The goal ofPediatric Care Plansis to assist practicing nurses, nurse educators, and students in implementing the nursing process for pediatric patients. This book provides a quick reference for correlating frequently encountered pediatric medical diagnoses with nursing diagnoses. Most of the nursing diagnoses are those accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA). On a few occasions, it was necessary to use nursing diagnoses that are not on the NANDA list. These are identified by asterisks. A special feature of this book is the discharge planning incorporated into each care plan, identified by the house logo. Each diagnostic entry has a standard set of components: MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.This is a basic and brief overview of the pathophysiology of the medical diagnosis. PRIMARY NURSING DIAGNOSIS.This can be stated as either actual or at risk for occurring. The nurse writing the care plan makes the determination. DEFINITION.This refers only to the nursing diagnosis and not to the medical diagnosis. POSSIBLY RELATED TO.The rationale for the selection of each nursing diagnosis is inherent in this statement. CHARACTERISTICS.These are of the selected nursing diagnosis and of the identified medical diagnosis. The list presents possible signs and symptoms specific to the identified nursing and medical diagnoses. EXPECTED OUTCOMES.Listing expected outcomes is the next step in the nursing process after identification of the nursing diagnosis. Expected outcomes may be listed on a nursing care plan as patient goals or objectives. Outcomes are written as specifically as possible so that they can be measured and easily evaluated. Directions are sometimes included to help individualize the expected outcomes for each infant/child. For example, Expected Outcomes might read as follows: Child will have adequate cardiac output as evidenced by heart rate within acceptable range (state specific highest and lowest rates for each child). To individualize this statement, the nurse needs to include the highest and lowest acceptable heart rates for each child. The range will vary depending upon the child's age and disease state. The expected outcome for a 1-month-old infant with normal cardiac function would read: Infant will have adequate cardiac output as evidenced by heart rate of 100 to 160 beats/minute. POSSIBLE NURSING INTERVENTIONS.These are ways in which the nurse can assist the infant/child and/or family to achieve the expected outcomes. Some of these interventions areindependentnursing actions, whereas others arecollaborative(the nurse implements the physician's orders). For example, a nursing intervention to "elevate head of bed at 30° angle" could be instituted for an infant or child with increased intracranial pressure without a specific order from the physician. This would be an independent nursing intervention. A nursing intervention to "administer antibiotic on schedule" depends upon the physician's order. EVALUATION FOR CHARTING.This section, which deals with the final step in the nursing process, evaluates the expected outcomes and, to some extent, the identified nursing interventions. Statements made here direct the reader to describe or state results. For example, the reader may be directed to "describe breath sounds." This would be correlated with the expected outcome "infant/child will have clear and equal breath sounds" and with a nursing intervention such as "assess and record breath sounds every 4 hours and PM." Evaluation is an ongoing process; the evaluation statement may need to be changed frequently. For this reason, the nurse may wish to include this part of the nursing process in the daily charting, noting on the nursing care plan under the evaluation column "see nurses' notes," stating the date and time, and initialing the note. This section includes documentation for all appropriate forms, such as flowsheets, graphic sheets, or nurses' notes. NURSING DIAGNOSES.Following the primary nursing diagnosis are one to two associated nursing diagnoses that are prioritized and carried through the nursing process. The nurse writing the care plan decides if these are actual nursing diagnoses or if the patient is at risk for the selected nursing diagnoses. RELATED NURSING DIAGNOSES.These are nursing diagnoses that are most likely to be included in a nursing care plan for an infant or child with the stated medical diagnosis. Many of these nursing diagnoses are actual; the patient is at risk for others. The nurse determines which. The related nursing diagnoses are in priority order for an infant/child with the stated medical diagnosis. However, the needs and condition of the infant or child will determine whether the nurse must reorder the priorities. All related nursing diagnoses are completely developed through the nursing process and can be found in the text; refer to the index for location. To use this book most efficiently, scan the Table of Contents for the applicable medical diagnosis. After finding it in the text, review the accompanying nursing care plan and related nursing diagnoses and select the appropriate expected outcomes and nursing interventions. Write those on the nursing care plan and then implement them. Later, at intervals that you designate when writing the care plan, evaluate the infant's or child's response to your nursing interventions and record your findings.

Nursing Care Plans & Documentation

Nursing Diagnoses and Collaborative Problems

Author: Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781770644

Category: Medical

Page: 814

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The Fifth Edition of Nursing Care Plans and Documentation provides nurses with a comprehensive guide to creating care plans and effectively documenting care. This user-friendly resource presents the most likely diagnoses and collaborative problems with step-by-step guidance on nursing action, and rationales for interventions. New chapters cover moral distress in nursing, improving hospitalized patient outcomes, and nursing diagnosis risk for compromised human dignity. The book includes over 70 care plans that translate theory into clinical practice.Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Free online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.

All-in-one Nursing Care Planning Resource

Medical-surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric-mental Health

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323262864

Category: Medical

Page: 802

View: 2317

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Features nursing care plans for all four core clinical areas. This unique presentation makes this a must-have care plans book for nursing students.

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning

Assessment Guides, Diagnoses, Psychopharmacology

Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437717829

Category: Medical

Page: 755

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A pocket-sized clinical companion, Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, 4th Edition helps you assess psychiatric nursing clients, formulate nursing diagnoses, and design psychiatric nursing care plans. It offers quick and easy access to information on care in a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting. Expert author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, provides a clinically based focus with the latest guidelines to psychiatric nursing care. Designed to accompany Foundations of Mental Health Nursing, this book is a perfect reference for creating care plans and for clinical use. Current coverage includes the latest diagnoses, assessment and treatment strategies, and psychotropic drug information relevant to nursing care of patients with psychiatric disorders. Clinically based information helps you provide patient care in a range of environments including the inpatient unit, community mental health setting, or home care setting. Coverage of all major disorders includes those commonly encountered in a clinical setting. A consistent format for each care plan includes a nursing diagnosis, etiology, assessment findings/diagnostic cues, outcome criteria, long-term goals, short-term goals, and interventions and rationales. Assessment tools such as tables, charts, and questionnaires are provided in an appendix for quick reference. A Major Psychotropic Interventions and Client and Family Teaching chapter describes the uses and workings of psychotropic agents. The latest diagnostic information includes the DSM-IV-TR taxonomy with diagnostic criteria for mental disorders, to enable accurate assessment and diagnosis of patients. Current psychiatric nursing guidelines are based on ANA's 2007 Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Updated 2009-2011 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses assist with accurate diagnoses by including the latest nursing diagnoses related to psychiatric nursing. Updated drug information includes the latest on medications used with psychiatric patients, for optimal drug therapy.

Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans

Author: Carol J. Green,Judith M. Wilkinson

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323014885

Category: Medical

Page: 703

View: 7088

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Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans provides students with a necessary care plan reference that includes a strong nursing process approach and comprehensive coverage of maternity nursing content. The goal of the book is to provide interventions for both collaborative problems and nursing diagnoses. It emphasizes the use of standardized nursing languages, including NANDA diagnoses, NIC interventions, and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Includes over 65 of the most common normal and high risk care plans associated with maternal newborn nursing care. UNIQUE! Lists the collaborative problems or potential complications for every condition covered. Incorporates a consistent format presentation for each content area that includes: 1) Focus on Collaborative Practice - definition, etiology, physical findings, diagnostic studies; 2) Collaborative Problems - list of collaborative problems and focus assessments; 3) Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans - list of each diagnosis, care plan for each nursing diagnosis that links NANDA, NIC, and NOC; and 4) Teaching/Collaborative Activities. Emphasizes collaboration throughout to show students how to use standardized approaches such as Critical Paths and individualized approaches (Nursing Care Plans) focusing on individualized care much the same as nurses do in practice. UNIQUE! Includes Care Plans from a wellness perspective to provide a greater emphasis on health promotion and prevention and to provide students with the necessary tools for care for areas other than just the problem. Integrates Home Care for certain interventions to stress the importance of follow-up care. Integrates Patient Teaching Interventions for certain diagnoses to help students understand the importance of teaching the patient self-care.

Lippincott's Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans

Author: Judith M. Schultz,Sheila L. Videbeck

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781768689

Category: Medical

Page: 439

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Accompanying CD-ROM has nursing care plans, a customizable psychosocial assessment tool, and monographs about psychotropic drugs.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care

Author: Betty J. Ackley,Gail B. Ladwig

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307152X

Category: Medical

Page: 960

View: 7388

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Use this convenient resource to formulate nursing diagnoses and create individualized care plans! Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 9th Edition shows you how to build customized care plans using a three-step process: assess, diagnose, and plan care. It includes suggested nursing diagnoses for over 1,300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) information to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales. Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Unique! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care. Includes examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Allows quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses with alphabetical thumb tabs. Unique! Includes a Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website for hands-on practice in creating customized plans of care. Includes the new 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses including 21 new and 8 revised diagnoses. Illustrates the Problem-Etiology-Symptom format with an easy-to-follow, colored-coded box to help you in formulating diagnostic statements. Explains the difference between the three types of nursing diagnoses. Expands information explaining the difference between actual and potential problems in performing an assessment. Adds detailed information on the multidisciplinary and collaborative aspect of nursing and how it affects care planning. Shows how care planning is used in everyday nursing practice to provide effective nursing care.

Ulrich & Canale's Nursing Care Planning Guides - E-Book

Author: Nancy Haugen,Sandra J. Galura

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437717284

Category: Medical

Page: 976

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Practical and comprehensive, this essential resource helps you plan individualized care for clients in a variety of settings, including acute care, extended care, and home care environments. It features 33 detailed nursing diagnosis care plans and 65 disease/disorder care plans that are keyed to specific expected outcomes and interventions. This book also includes the popular Online Care Planner that allows you to edit and print standardized nursing diagnosis care plans. Offers the most in-depth care plans of any planning book, fostering critical thinking and promoting effective clinical decision-making. 33 separate nursing diagnosis care plans provide detailed interventions with rationales and documentation guidelines for the most common nursing diagnoses. 65 comprehensive care plans serve as a complete reference for the most common disorders in acute care, extended care, and home care settings. Body system organization makes content easy to locate. Nursing/collaborative diagnoses are linked to actions and rationales. Specific points for discharge teaching serve as guidelines for planning client education. A complete discussion of caring for older adult clients and changes that occur with aging helps you understand the unique considerations of caring for this population group. A new care plan format focuses on prioritized nursing interventions, interventions that can be delegated, and documentation criteria, as well as differentiating between independent and collaborative nursing actions. Features 8 new nursing diagnosis care plans on topics such as comfort, confusion, contamination, decision-making, falls/injury, unstable glucose level, risk-prone health behavior, and self-care. Includes 9 new disease/disorder care plans for Abdominal Trauma, Alzheimer’s Disease, Asthma, Enteral Nutrition, Intravenous Conscious Sedation, Internal Radiation Therapy (Brachytherapy), Mechanical Ventilation, Parkinson’s Disease, and Total Parenteral Nutrition. Evidence-based practice content presents the latest research findings and standards of care. Updated NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC interventions, and NOC outcomes reflect the latest nursing taxonomies. An open, user-friendly design makes it easy to quickly locate essential information. The companion Evolve website features 71 new narrated 3D pathophysiology animations that correspond to disorders content in the text.

Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans

Author: Carol J. Green

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763777420

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 7248

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Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans, Second Edition teaches students and professional nurses how to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care for normal and abnormal pregnancy, including delivery and recovery for both the mother and baby. This new edition contains more than 65 of the most common and high-risk care plans for maternal and newborn nursing care using the nursing process approach. Organized according to clinical condition, Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans, Second Edition provides practical components for each care plan incorporating: * Key nursing activities * Etiologies and risk factors * Signs and symptoms * Diagnostic studies * Medical management * Collaborative problems * Individualized care plans complete with the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC)

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook,An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care,10

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook

Author: Betty J. Ackley,Gail B. Ladwig

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323085490

Category: Medical

Page: 887

View: 9352

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Includes NEW! 4 Color text; updated 2012-2014 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses; the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan; the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan; QSEN Safety interventions and rationales; 100 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on the companion Evolve website; Root Causing Thinking and Motivational Interviewing appendixes on the companion Evolve website.

Prentice Hall Nursing Diagnosis Handbook with NIC Interventions and NOC Outcomes

Author: Judith M. Wilkinson,Nancy R. Ahern

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1033

View: 2025

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For all undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the Nursing curriculum, especially clinical courses. This easy-to-use guide gives students instant access to information needed to write thorough, individualized care plans based on the most recent NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcome Classifications (NOC) are incorporated throughout. The guide presents diagnoses associated with medical, surgical, psychiatric, perinatal, and pediatric patient populations. Each Plan of Care includes: definition of nursing diagnosis, defining characteristics, related factors, suggestions for use, suggested alternative diagnoses, expected outcomes and evaluation criteria, NIC/NOC taxonomy, and suggested nursing actions.

Nursing Care Planning Made Incredibly Easy

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Incredibly Easy! Series(r)

ISBN: 9781496382566

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 7746

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Get clear on nursing care planning and map the way to positive outcomes--in the classroom and in clinical practice--with the thoroughly updated Nursing Care Planning Made Incredibly Easy!�, 3rd Edition. Learn step-by-step how to build a concept map, develop a nursing diagnosis, and choose realistic outcomes and individualized interventions. This nursing guide leads you expertly through the care plan process, backed by the Made Incredibly Easy series' trademark humor, plentiful illustrations, and down-to-earth explanations. Master the concepts and process of care planning ... NEWand updated guidance on following the evidence-based standards of North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) diagnoses, and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) guidelines Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) guidelines NEWfull-color design--dozens of illustrations and diagrams that outline the process of concept mapping, diagramming, and intervention planning NEW guidance on creating electronic plans--online access to 166 customizable care plans covering every nursing specialty, including new plans for gastric bypass, preterm labor, and cerebral palsy, plus examples of handwritten care plans NEW Nurse Joy and Jake offer practical advice throughout Breaks down the process of creating individualized care plans into easy-to-follow segments Guides nursing students and new nurses into the critical thinking and planning skills needed to choose appropriate, effective treatments and interventions Case study exercises and clinical tips to help you integrate care plan concepts and evidence-based standards with real-life situations Part Idiscusses NANDA-I, NOC, and NIC--covers assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and integrating the concepts Part II integrates major nursing diagnoseswith common medical diagnoses--addresses medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric diagnoses Chapter features include: Just the facts--quick summary of chapter content Under construction--sample concept maps and care plan components, with tips for creating individualized care plans On the case--visual, step-by-step instruction applied to real-life patient care scenarios Weighing the evidence--the latest evidence-based standards of care, demonstrated in sample care plans Teacher knowsbest--helpful tips and reminders to help you apply what you are learning Memory jogger--techniques for remembering vital content About the Clinical Editor Theresa Capriotti, DO, MSN, CRNP, RN, is Clinical Associate Professor at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Nursing Diagnosis

Application to Clinical Practice

Author: Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781761314

Category: Medical

Page: 1002

View: 3883

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Revised to incorporate the latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses, the Eleventh Edition of this classic text offers definitive guidance on key elements of nursing diagnosis and its application to clinical practice. Section 1 thoroughly explains the role of nursing diagnosis in the nursing process and in care planning. Section 2 is a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to current nursing diagnoses. Section 3 focuses on collaborative problems. This edition lists associated NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) for every NANDA diagnosis. New diagnoses added and modified in accordance with the latest NANDA meeting are in an appendix for easy access.

All-in-One Care Planning Resource

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323074200

Category: Medical

Page: 786

View: 6501

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The only book featuring nursing care plans for all core clinical areas, Swearingen's All-In-One Nursing Care Planning Resource, 4th Edition provides 100 care plans with the nursing diagnoses and interventions you need to know to care for patients in all settings. It includes care plans for medical-surgical, maternity/OB, pediatrics, and psychiatric-mental health, so you can use just one book throughout your entire nursing curriculum. This edition includes a new care plan addressing normal labor and birth, a new full-color design, new QSEN safety icons, new quick-reference color tabs, and updates reflecting the latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. Edited by nursing expert Pamela L. Swearingen, this book is known for its clear approach, easy-to-use format, and straightforward rationales. NANDA-I nursing diagnoses are incorporated throughout the text to keep you current with NANDA-I terminology and the latest diagnoses. Color-coded sections for medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing care plans make it easier to find information quickly. A consistent format for each care plan allows faster lookup of topics, with headings for Overview/Pathophysiology, Health Care Setting, Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, Nursing Diagnoses, Desired Outcomes, Interventions with Rationales, and Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning. Prioritized nursing diagnoses are listed in order of importance and physiologic patient needs. A two-column format for nursing assessments/interventions and rationales makes it easier to scan information. Detailed rationales for each nursing intervention help you to apply concepts to specific patient situations in clinical practice. Outcome criteria with specific timelines help you to set realistic goals for nursing outcomes and provide quality, cost-effective care. NEW! Care plan for normal labor and birth addresses nursing care for the client experiencing normal labor and delivery. UPDATED content is written by practicing clinicians and covers the latest clinical developments, new pharmacologic treatments, patient safety considerations, and evidence-based practice guidelines. NEW full-color design makes the text more user friendly, and includes NEW color-coded tabs and improved cross-referencing and navigation aids for faster lookup of information. NEW! Leaf icon highlights coverage of complementary and alternative therapies including information on over-the-counter herbal and other therapies and how these can interact with conventional medications.