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Application of Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis: An Interactive Text for Diagnostic Reasoning / Edition 4

Application of Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis: An Interactive Text for Diagnostic Reasoning / Edition 4


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This text teaches new students to think like nurses and develop diagnostic reasoning and problem-solving skills. Each step of the nursing process is explained and reinforced with interactive activities. System requirements: Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, and ME operating systems. KEY FEATURES Expanded critical thinking process to an introduction to concept mapping Emphasizes the skills of critical thinking and effective problem solving Patient vignettes illustrate the role of the nurse as an independent and collaborative problem solver Practice activities and vignettes teach the importance of individualizing care and give students the opportunity to practice planning, documenting, and delivering care to a variety of patients across the life span Incorporates the new and revised NANDA diagnoses with all terminology updated through the latest conference (NANDA diagnoses have been posted in the "Explore This Product" box to the left. To access the diagnoses, click on "Sample Chapter".) Comprehensive tear-out worksheets allow students to practice what they have learned Includes care in a variety of settings, such as home, community, and outpatient Incorporates the latest JCAHO and ANA standards Presents the new NANDA Taxonomy II with seven axes Contains up-to-the minute updates on the latest NANDA conference Standardized nursing language of NIC, NOC, and Omaha Classification added Appendices include answers for worksheets; latest NANDA diagnoses with definitions, etiologies, signs and symptoms; adult med/surg, psych, and OB assessment tools; NANDA diagnoses organized according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs; and common medical, charting, and prescription abbreviations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803610668
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Nursing Process: Delivering Quality Care
2. The Assessment Step: Developing the Patient Database
3. The Problem/Need Identification Step: Analyzing the Data
4. The Planning Step: Creating the Plan of Care
5. The Implementation Step: Putting the Plan of Care into Action
6. The Evaluation Step: Determining Whether Desired Outcomes Have Been Met
7. Documenting the Nursing Process
8. Interactive Care Planning: From Assessment to Patient Response

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