Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines - Elsevieron VitalSource: Medical-Surgical Interventions

Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines - Elsevieron VitalSource: Medical-Surgical Interventions

by Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig, Beth Ann Swan, Sharon J. Tucker
     
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323059336
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1008
File size:
5 MB

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