Key Features

  • Offers the most in-depth care plans of any planning book, fostering critical thinking and promoting effective clinical decision-making.
  • 33 separate nursing diagnosis care plans provide detailed interventions with rationales and documentation guidelines for the most common nursing diagnoses.
  • 65 comprehensive care plans serve as a complete reference for the most common disorders in acute care, extended care, and home care settings.
  • Body system organization makes content easy to locate.
  • Nursing/collaborative diagnoses are linked to actions and rationales.
  • Specific points for discharge teaching serve as guidelines for planning client education.
  • A complete discussion of caring for older adult clients and changes that occur with aging helps you understand the unique considerations of caring for this population group.

Table of Contents

  1. PRIORITIZATION, DELEGATION, AND CLINICAL JUDGMENT IN CLIENT MANAGEMENT
  2. SELECTED NURSING DIAGNOSES, INTERVENTIONS, RATIONALES, AND DOCUMENTATION
  3. Activity Intolerance

    Airway Clearance, Ineffective

    Anxiety

    Aspiration, Risk for

    Breathing Pattern, Ineffective

    Cardiac Output, Decreased

    Comfort, Readiness for Enhanced NEW!

    Confusion, Acute, Risk for NEW!

    Constipation

    Contamination/Contamination, Risk for NEW!

    Coping, Ineffective

    Decision-Making, Readiness for Enhanced NEW!

    Diarrhea

    Falls, Risk for/Injury Risk for NEW!

    Fluid Volume, Deficient

    Fluid Volume, Excess

    Gas Exchange, Impaired

    Glucose Level, Risk for Unstable NEW!

    Grieving

    Health Behavior, Risk-Prone NEW!

    Infection, Risk for

    Mobility, Impaired Physical

    Nutrition, Imbalanced: Less Than Body Requirements

    Oral Mucous Membrane, Impaired

    Pain, Acute

    Self-Care, Readiness for Enhanced NEW!

    Self-Concept, Disturbed

    Skin Integrity, Impaired, Risk for

    Sleep Pattern, Disturbed

    Swallowing, Impaired

    Tissue Perfusion, Ineffective

    Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary Retention

  4. NURSING CARE OF THE CLIENT HAVING SURGERY
  5. Intravenous Conscious Sedation NEW!

    Preoperative Care

    Postoperative Care

  6. THE CLIENT WITH ALTERATIONS IN RESPIRATORY FUNCTION
  7. Asthma NEW!

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Mechani

Details

No. of pages:
976
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437717280
eBook ISBN:
9781455777167
eBook ISBN:
9781455757862
Print ISBN:
9781437701746

About the authors

Nancy Haugen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and ABSN Program Chair, School of Nursing, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA, USA

Sandra Galura

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Nurse Educator, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL, USA