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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook : An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care - Betty J. Ackley

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care

Paperback Published: 1st March 2016
ISBN: 9780323322249
Number Of Pages: 912

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Ackley's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th Edition helps practising nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan.

Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, paediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualised care plans.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the 2015-2017 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses so you stay in the know.
  • UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis plus two unique care plans for Hearing Loss and Vision Loss.
  • Includes paediatric, geriatric, multicultural, client/family teaching and discharge planning, home care, and safety interventions as necessary for plans of care.
  • Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan.
  • UNIQUE! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customised plans of care.
  • 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve.
  • Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.
  • Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.
  • Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.
  • Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.
  • Step-by-step instructions show you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualised plan of care.
  • List of Nursing Diagnosis Index in back inside cover of book for quick reference.
  • Three-column index is easy to use.
  • Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selecting appropriate nursing diagnoses.
  • Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.
New Features
    Includes the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, compete with 26 new diagnoses.
  • Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan.
  • Additional information on concept based nursing and major nursing theories provides you with the knowledge you need for clinical success.
  • New content on QSEN, safety, and risk for infection keeps you up to date.
  • In-depth coverage of wellness and primary prevention stresses the importance of health and wellness.
  • Appendixes in the text provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.
  • Revised references in APA style.

Section I: Nursing Diagnosis, the Nursing Process and Evidence Based Nursing:
An explanation of how to make a nursing diagnosis and plan care using the nursing process and evidence based nursing.

Section II: Guide to Nursing Diagnoses:
Includes suggested nursing diagnoses and page references for over 1300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states.

Section III: Guide to Planning Care:
The definition, defining characteristics, risk factors, related factors, suggested NOC outcomes, client outcomes, suggested NIC interventions, interventions with rationales, geriatric interventions (when appropriate), home care interventions, culturally competent nursing interventions where appropriate, client/family teaching and World Wide Web sites (when available) for client education for each alphabetized nursing diagnosis. Also includes a pain assessment guide and equianalgesic chart.

Appendixes
A: Nursing Diagnoses Arranged by Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
B: Nursing Diagnoses Arranged by Gordon's Functional Health Patterns
C: Motivational Interviewing
D: Wellness-Oriented Diagnostic Categories

ISBN: 9780323322249
ISBN-10: 0323322247
Series: Nursing Diagnosis Handbook
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 1st March 2016
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.72
Edition Number: 11
Edition Type: Revised

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