Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guid

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Author: Betty J. Ackley
Publisher: Mosby
Pages: 960 []
Publication Date: 06/28/2007
Category: Nursing
List Price: $46.95
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This innovative resource teaches you the critical thinking and assessment skills you need to build customized care plans based on each patient's unique needs. Its step-by-step approach guides you through the process, helping you formulate a nursing diagnosis based on known information and assessment findings; identify the appropriate nursing diagnosis; and create a care plan that includes desired outcomes, interventions, and evidence-based rationales. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook is an essential care planning resource you will turn to again and again throughout your nursing education and career.

  • Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis.
  • Includes examples of and suggested NIC and NOC interventions and outcomes for each care plan.
  • A convenient A-to-Z organization in Sections I and II helps you quickly locate key information.
  • Evidence-based practice information is incorporated throughout.
  • Includes complete coverage of pediatric, geriatric, and multicultural considerations, as well as home care and client/family teaching guidelines for each condition.
  • A Care Plan Constructor on the Evolve website helps you create customized plans of care.

  • Features the most up-to-date 2007-2008 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, including approximately 15 new, 20 revised, and 5 replacement diagnoses.
  • Provides a more detailed explanation of NIC and NOC taxonomies and their use in care planning.
  • Explanations of assessment versus action interventions help guide you to the correct choice of intervention.
  • Covers important information on concept mapping.
  • Patient/Family Teaching sections offer expanded wellness and health promotion information.
  • Clustered wellness nursing diagnoses are quick and easy to locate.
  • Includes the latest evidence-based nursing rationales.


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