Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines: Medical-Surgical Interventions / Edition 1

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This groundbreaking reference — created by an internationally respected team of clinical and research experts — provides quick access to concise summaries of the body of nursing research for 192 common medical-surgical interventions. Each nursing care guideline classifies specific nursing activities as Effective, Possibly Effective, or Possibly Harmful, providing a bridge between research and clinical practice. Ideal for both nursing students and practicing nurses, this evidence-based reference is your key to confidently evaluating the latest research findings and effectively applying best practices in the clinical setting.

• Synthesizing the current state of research evidence, each nursing care guideline classifies specific activities as Effective, Possibly Effective, Not Effective, or Possibly Harmful.
• Easy-to-recognize icons for each cited study help you differentiate between findings that are based on nursing research (NR), multidisciplinary research (MR), or expert opinion (EO), or those activities that represent established standards of practice (SP).
• Each nursing activity is rated by level of evidence, allowing you to gauge the validity of the research and weigh additional evidence you may encounter.
• Guidelines are identified by NIC intervention labels wherever appropriate, and NOC outcome measurements are incorporated throughout.
• An Evolve website provides additional evidence-based nursing resources.

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: The authors describe this book, which presents evidence-based research on common nursing interventions, as a "bridge between research and clinical practice."
Purpose: The purpose is to "bring information on evidence-based nursing to all nurses in a practical format." This knowledge is essential to nurses when participating in care of clients.
Audience: Practicing nurses who work in various settings, nurse educators, and student nurses are the intended audience. The authors are well known for previous books on nursing diagnosis. Some 150 contributors from various specialties helped develop the materials.
Features: The first chapters focus on the foundation for evidence-based nursing. The book covers 192 diagnoses and topics ranging from cardiac care to wound irrigation. For example, under cardiac care a definition of the term is presented from NIC and then the select interventions are listed either from nursing research, multidisciplinary research, standards of practice, and expert opinion. At the end of the chapter, outcome measures are listed along with complete references. Due to the time lag in publication, some of the references are dated.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for beginning students who need to develop a plan of care for a client.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323046244
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 16.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations for Evidence-Based Nursing

Chapter 1 Evidence-Based Nursing – What Is It?

Chapter 2 Finding and Evaluating Research in Practice

Chapter 3 Implementing Evidence-Based Nursing in Health Care Systems

Chapter 4 Use of Evidence-Based Nursing as a Nursing Student

Chapter 5 Use of Evidence-Based Nursing as a Practicing Nurse

Part II: Guidelines for Evidence-Based Nursing

1. Abuse Protection Support

2. Active Listening

3. Anger Control Assistance

4. Animal-Assisted Therapy

5. Anxiety Reduction

6. Autogenic Training

7. Bathing

8. Bed Rest Care

9. Behavior Management: Self-Harm

10. Behavior Modification

11. Bladder Training

12. Blood Products Administration

13. Body Image Enhancement

14. Bowel Incontinence Care

15. Bowel Training

16. Cardiac Care

17. Cardiac Care: Acute

18. Cardiac Care: Rehabilitative

19. Cardiac Precautions

20. Caregiver Support

21. Cerebral Edema Management

22. Cerebral Perfusion Promotion

23. Circulatory Care: Arterial Insufficiency

24. Circulatory Care: Venous Insufficiency

25. Circulatory Precautions

26. Cognitive Stimulation

27. Communication Enhancement: Hearing Deficit

28. Communication Enhancement: Speech Deficit

29. Communication Enhancement: Visual Deficit

30. Constipation Management

31. Crisis Intervention

32. Cultural Brokerage

33. Decisional Control

34. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Prevention

35. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Treatment

36. Delirium Management

37. Dementia Management: Multisensory Therapy

38. Diarrhea Management

39. Diarrhea Management: Clostridium difficile

40. Diarrhea Management: Traveler’s Diarrhea

41. Diet Staging

42. Discharge Planning

43. Distraction

44. Dressing

45. Dying Care

46. Dyspnea Management

47. Dysreflexia Management

48. Dysrhythmia Management

49. Eden Therapy

50. Electrolyte Management: Hyperkalemia

51. Electrolyte Management: Hypokalemia

52. Electrolyte Management: Hypomagnesemia

53. Electrolyte Management: Hyponatremia

54. Enema Administration

55. Energy Management

56. Environmental Management: Home Preparation

57. Environmental Management: Noise Control

58. Environmental Management: Violence Prevention

59. Exercise Promotion: Motivational Techniques

60. Exercise Promotion: Strength Training

61. Exercise Promotion: Stretching

62. Exercise Therapy: Balance

63. Exercise Therapy: Cardiorespiratory (Aerobic)

64. Fall Prevention

65. Family Integrity Promotion

66. Family Involvement Promotion

67. Family Presence Facilitation

68. Feeding

69. Fever Treatment

70. Fluid Management

71. Foot Care

72. Green House Concept

73. Grief Work Facilitation

74. Guided Imagery

75. Hallucination Management

76. Hand Massage

77. Healing Touch

78. Health Education

79. Heat/Cold Application

80. Hemorrhage Control

81. HIV Prevention

82. Home Maintenance Assistance

83. Hope Inspiration

84. Humor

85. Hypothermia Treatment

86. Incision Site Care

87. Infection Control

88. Infection Control: Hand Hygiene

89. Infection Protection

90. Intravenous Insertion

91. Intravenous Therapy

92. Latex Precautions

93. Learning Facilitation

94. Learning Readiness Enhancement

95. Massage

96. Medication Administration

97. Medication Administration: Intramuscular

98. Medication Administration: Subcutaneous

99. Memory Training

100. Music Therapy

101. Mutual Goal-Setting

102. Nail Care

103. Nasogastric Intubation

104. Nausea Management: Cancer

105. Nausea Management: Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

106. Neurological Monitoring

107. Nutrition Management

108. Nutritional Counseling

109. Nutritional Monitoring

110. Oral Health Maintenance

111. Oral Health Promotion

112. Oral Health Restoration

113. Pain Management: Acute Pain

114. Pain Management: Chronic Pain

115. Patient Contracting

116. Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Assistance

117. Pelvic Muscle Exercise

118. Perineal Care

119. Peripheral Sensation Management

120. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Care

121. Positioning

122. Positioning: Wheelchair

123. Postmortem Care

124. Preparatory Sensory Information: Cancer

125. Preparatory Sensory Information: Procedures

126. Preparatory Sensory Information: Surgery

127. Presence

128. Pressure Ulcer Care Stage I

129. Pressure Ulcer Care Stage II

130. Pressure Ulcer Care Stage III

131. Pressure Ulcer Care Stage IV

132. Pressure Ulcer Prevention

133. Procedural Pain Alleviation

134. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

135. Prompted Voiding

136. Reality Orientation

137. Religious Ritual Enhancement

138. Relocation Stress Reduction

139. Reminiscence Therapy

140. Resiliency Promotion

141. Security Enhancement

142. Self-Care Assistance: Bathing/Hygiene

143. Self-Care Assistance: Dressing/Grooming

144. Self-Esteem Enhancement

145. Self-Responsibility Facilitation

146. Sepsis Prevention

147. Sexual Counseling

148. Shock Management

149. Shock Prevention

150. Skin Surveillance

151. Sleep Enhancement

152. Socialization Enhancement

153. Spiritual Growth Facilitation

154. Spiritual Support

155. Substance Use Prevention

156. Substance Use Treatment: Alcohol Withdrawal

157. Substance Use Treatment: Drug Withdrawal

158. Substance Use Treatment: Overdose

159. Suicide Prevention

160. Surgical Preparation

161. Swallowing Therapy

162. Teaching: Disease Process

163. Teaching: Foot Care

164. Teaching: Individual

165. Teaching: Preoperative

166. Teaching: Prescribed Activity/ Exercise

167. Teaching: Prescribed Medication

168. Teaching: Procedure/Treatment

169. Therapeutic Touch

170. Tobacco Cessation Assistance

171. Total Parenteral Nutrition Administration

172. Touch

173. Tube Care: Chest

174. Tube Care: Gastrostomy

175. Tube Care: Urinary

176. Tube Feeding (Enteral)

177. Unilateral Neglect Management

178. Urinary Catheterization

179. Urinary Catheterization: Intermittent

180. Urinary Habit Training

181. Urinary Stress Incontinence Care

182. Urinary Urge Incontinence Care

183. Validation Therapy

184. Venous Access Device (VAD): Dressing Change

185. Venous Access Device (VAD): Flushing

186. Venous Access Device (VAD): Maintenance

187. Visitation Facilitation

188. Vital Signs Monitoring

189. Weight Gain Assistance

190. Weight Reduction Assistance

191. Wound Care

192. Wound Irrigation

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