Nurse's Pocket Guide

Overview

The Tenth Edition of the Nurse's Pocket Guide is the perfect resource for hospital and community-based settings. The new edition is a must-have reference that delivers client-focused care planning in a clear and concise manner. Also included with the book-a Nurse's Pocket Minder - updated with the latest NANDA conference nursing diagnoses.

  • Alphabetical listing of nursing diagnoses through the 2005-2006 NANDA Conference, including new and ...
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Overview

The Tenth Edition of the Nurse's Pocket Guide is the perfect resource for hospital and community-based settings. The new edition is a must-have reference that delivers client-focused care planning in a clear and concise manner. Also included with the book-a Nurse's Pocket Minder - updated with the latest NANDA conference nursing diagnoses.

  • Alphabetical listing of nursing diagnoses through the 2005-2006 NANDA Conference, including new and revised entries covering religiosity, sedentary lifestyle, grieving and energy field
  • Prioritized interventions for every nursing diagnosis to simplify construction of care plans
  • Icons for specialty interventions reflecting cultural, collaborative, community/home care, diagnostic studies, life span and medications. These icons will be included within the prioritization that our interventions already have
  • Related Factors, Defining Characteristics, Desired Outcomes/Evaluation Criteria, Actions/Interventions, and Documentation Focus are listed for each nursing diagnosis to help your students plan patient care
  • NEW chapter on mind mapping as a tool for planning nursing care (Ch 4)
  • Index of more than 400 Disorders/Health Problems with associated nursing diagnoses that facilitates the assessment and diagnosis steps of the nursing process
  • Comprehensive "Documentation Focus" section for each nursing diagnosis assists the student in understanding and completing this important and necessary step documenting care provided
  • Expanded introductory content on nursing process and use of nursing diagnoses (including NANDA, NIC, and NOC) gives the book greater classroom utility in nursing fundamentals courses
  • Desired outcomes and evaluation criteria are clearly identified to assist the nurse in formulating individual patient outcomes and to support the evaluation process
  • Includes FREE Pocket Minder with complete list of nursing diagnoses and page references
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Carole A. Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description:This text is designed as a quick resource for identifying nursing internations associated with NANDA International diagnoses. The book uses symbols to guide the user in identifying interventions that are collaborative, community based, life-span, medication related and cultural considerations.
Purpose:The book's purpose is to provide a ready to use format to assist practicing and student nurses with care planning. It links interventions with NANDA International approved nursing diagnoses. This purpose is according to the author and reviewer. These are worthy objectives and are met.
Audience:The intended audience is practicing nurses and students. This is according to the author and reviewer. The authors are well known, highly credible nursing leaders.
Features:The book begins with an overview of the nursing process, examples of assessment tools, sample care plans, mind maps, and documentation. There is a chapter devoted to special populations issues that strengths and broadens the book's appeal. The use of symbols throughout the text guides the user in recognizing cultural, life-span, community/home health, medication, diagnostic tests, and special population aspects of care planning. These are a good teaching tool for the user to also identify collaborative care problems. It is noted by the authors that obstetrical, gynecologic, and pediatric problems are considered for the most part outside the scope of this text. This is a shortcoming as these areas of nursing are present in the community as well as acute caresettings.
Assessment:This is a 10th edition with the last one published in 2004. This edition addresses the changes from a North American NANDA to an International one and includes the new Taxonomy II classifications-more than justifying a new edition. The book and its earlier editions have been well accepted in nursing circles. This pocket guide is linked with other major comprehensive works by the same authors in nursing care planning and thus provides an excellent suite of products. No other similar text provides the same linkages with related products.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077307424
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11

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