Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines

1st Edition

Medical-Surgical Interventions


  • Betty Ackley
  • Gail Ladwig
  • Beth Ann Swan
  • Sharon Tucker
  • Key Features

    • 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.

    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

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    About the editors

    Betty Ackley

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emeritus, Jackson Community College; President, The Betty Ackley LLC, Jackson, MI

    Gail Ladwig

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emeritus, Jackson Community College; Co-Owner and Nursing Consultant, Holistic Choices; Healing Touch Practitioner, Jackson, MI

    Beth Ann Swan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Program, Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

    Sharon Tucker

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Nurse Administrator & Clinical Nurse Researcher, Division of Nursing Research, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN