Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

by Gail B. Ladwig, Betty J. Ackley
     
 

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This pocket-sized reference is ideal for use in clinicals, in class and at the bedside! A condensed version of the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 10th Edition, Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 4th edition uses a quick-access format to help you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. It includes the most recent NANDA-I approved

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This pocket-sized reference is ideal for use in clinicals, in class and at the bedside! A condensed version of the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 10th Edition, Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 4th edition uses a quick-access format to help you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. It includes the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching.

  • UNIQUE! Care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, including pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, client/family teaching and discharge planning, and safety interventions
  • Alphabetical thumb tabs provide quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses
  • Pocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside
  • NEW! 4 Color Text
  • NEW! Updated 2012-2014 NANDA-I-approved nursing diagnoses
  • NEW! 16 new and 22 revised diagnoses
  • NEW! Added content on safety, one of QSEN’s six competencies

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Reviewer: Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
Description: This is a quick reference to nursing diagnoses and care plan guides. The first edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: It is intended as a portable resource for nursing diagnoses and planning care.
Audience: This guide is perfect for practicing nurses and students. The authors are credible authorities in planning care.
Features: The book starts with a comprehensive list of nursing diagnoses and then moves into a guide for planning care. It uses color-coded, alphabetized, right handed indexes, making the sections easy to locate. The second section follows the format of the nursing diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, related factors, client outcomes, nursing interventions, special considerations for pediatric or geriatric clients, then implications for home care, and finally client/family teaching. Two symbols are used to indicate whether the intervention is independent or collaborative, helping guide nurses with care planning.
Assessment: There are many nursing diagnosis books on the market. For example, Carpenito-Moyet's Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 12th edition (Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2008), focuses on application to clinical practice and is comprehensive, but too big to easily carry to clinical. This guide is a companion to the authors' larger Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 8th edition (Elsevier, 2008). This second edition presents the most current NANDA approved diagnoses. The book is high quality and very user-friendly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323089197
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Series:
Early Diagnosis in Cancer
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
904
Sales rank:
632,714
File size:
5 MB

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