Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures / Edition 2

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Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses.

This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

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Reviewer: Kathleen M Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This comprehensive reference tool assists nurses in identifying, developing, and using best practices in their nursing care.
Purpose: The goal of the authors is to take research utilization to a higher level by encouraging nurses to use critical thinking skills in individualizing research results to best meet the needs of patients. Evidence-based practice allows for healthcare to evolve and improve with the advances in research. The authors have created a reference that does an excellent job of meeting these valuable objectives.
Audience: This is a valuable resource for all levels of practicing professional nurses. Since the book is procedure-based, it spans all nursing specialties. It provides straightforward, accurate, and comprehensive information. It appears the authors have reviewed and used the most up-to-date research in developing this resource.
Features: The authors first identify what best practice is and how to work to achieve it. The book is basically organized by body systems and addresses the appropriate procedures within each chapter. Each chapter is clearly delineated with subsections that assist readers with quickly locating information. Many excellent tables, illustrations, teaching tools, and additional references enhance the book and the index is comprehensive and complete.
Assessment: This is an excellent nursing procedure reference book. It is clearly written, well organized and is extremely usable in everyday nursing practice. The release of the second edition only adds to its value since it verifies and updates all of the information. Evidence-based practice focuses healthcare providers on improving patient care by maintaining a current understanding of the most recent research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582555324
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 1,147,618
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What is best practice? 1
2 Basic care 14
3 Infection control 90
4 Intravascular therapy 108
5 Cardiovascular care 193
6 Respiratory care 282
7 Neurologic and sensory care 366
8 Gastrointestinal care 402
9 Renal and urologic care 441
10 Orthopedic care 484
11 Skin care 511
12 Obstetric, neonatal, and postpartum care 551
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