Nursing Care Plans - 7th Edition

Nursing Care Plans

7th Edition

Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes

Authors: Meg Gulanick Judith Myers
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

Section 1: Using Nursing Care Plans to Individualize and Improve Care

Section 2: Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans

Activity Intolerance

Ineffective Airway Clearance

Latex Allergy Response


Risk for Aspiration

Disturbed Body Image

Bowel Incontinence

Ineffective Breathing Pattern

Decreased Cardiac Output

Impaired Verbal Communication

Chronic Confusion


Compromised Family Coping

Ineffective Coping

Impaired Dentition NEW!


Disturbed Energy Field NEW!

Risk for Falls

Interrupted Family Processes



Deficient Fluid Volume

Excess Fluid Volume

Impaired Gas Exchange


Complicated Grieving

Health-Seeking Behaviors

Ineffective Health Maintenance

Impaired Home Maintenance




Readiness for Enhanced Immunizations NEW!

Functional Urinary Incontinence

Reflex Urinary Incontinence

Stress Incontinence

Urge Urinary Incontinence

Risk for Infection


Decreased Intracranial Adaptive Capacity

Deficient Knowledge

Sedentary Lifestyle NEW!

Impaired Memory

Impaired Physical Mobility



Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements

Imbalanced Nutrition: More Than Body Requirements

Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Post-Trauma Syndrome NEW!


Rape Trauma

Relocation Stress Syndrome NEW!

Self-Care D


The most comprehensive nursing care planning book available, Nursing Care Plans, 7th Edition features more than 200 care plans covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems. As in past editions, authors Meg Gulanick and Judith Myers meticulously updated content to ensure it reflects the most current clinical practice and professional standards in nursing, while still retaining the easy-to-use, reader-friendly format that make this book so unique. Functioning as two books in one, it provides you with both a collection of 68 nursing diagnosis care plans to use as starting points for creating individualized care plans and a library of 143 disease-specific care plans for medical-surgical conditions most frequently encountered in nursing practice.

Key Features

  • Includes the most extensive array of care plans found in any nursing care planning book, with 68 nursing diagnosis care plans and 143 disease/disorder/procedure care plans, for a total of 211.
  • An introductory chapter explains essential concepts such as the components of a care plan, NIC and NOC classification systems, and how to create a care plan.
  • Pre-formatted nursing diagnosis care plans include a NANDA definition, a brief explanation of the diagnosis, related NOC outcomes and NIC interventions, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions.
  • Pre-formatted disorders care plans include synonyms for the disorder (for ease in cross referencing), a clear and succinct definition of the disorder, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NIC interventions and NOC outcomes, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for each relevant nursing diagnosis.
  • Eye-catching icons differentiate between dependent and independent interventions to help you better understand how to function in collaboration with the healthcare team.
  • An Online Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website includes all 68 nursing diagnoses care plans in the text, enabling you to customize care plans for an individual patient. In addition, 25 pre-formatted bonus medical-surgical care plans are provided for viewing online or printing.


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About the Authors

Meg Gulanick Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Judith Myers Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa