Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323059336

Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines

1st Edition

Medical-Surgical Interventions

eBook ISBN: 9780323059336
Imprint: Mosby


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.

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

43. D


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