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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care / Edition 11

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care / Edition 11

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Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans.

• Comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the 2015-2017 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses
so you stay in the know.
UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis plus two unique care plans for Hearing Loss and Vision Loss.
Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, client/family teaching and discharge planning, home care, and safety interventions as necessary for plans of care.
Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan.
UNIQUE! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care.
150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve.
Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.
Classic evidence-based referencespromote evidence-based interventions and rationales.
Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.
Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.
Step-by-step instructions show you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.
List of Nursing Diagnosis Index in back inside cover of book for quick reference.
Three-column index is easy to use.
Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selecting appropriate nursing diagnoses.
Alphabetical thumb tabsallow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.

• NEW!
Includes the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, compete with 26 new diagnoses.
NEW and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationalesfor every care plan.
EXPANDED! Additional information on concept based nursing and major nursing theories provides you with the knowledge you need for clinical success.
EXPANDED! New content on QSEN, safety, and risk for infection keeps you up to date.
NEW! In-depth coverage of wellness and primary prevention stresses the importance of health and wellness.
NEW! Appendixes in the text provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.
NEW! Revised references in APA style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323322249
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 03/10/2016
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1008
Sales rank: 57,616
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Nursing Diagnosis, the Nursing Process and Evidence Based Nursing

• An explanation of how to make a nursing diagnosis and plan care using the nursing process and evidence based nursing.

Section II: Guide to Nursing Diagnoses

• Includes suggested nursing diagnoses and page references for over 1300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states.

Section III: Guide to Planning Care

• The definition, defining characteristics, risk factors, related factors, suggested NOC outcomes, client outcomes, suggested NIC interventions, interventions with rationales, geriatric interventions (when appropriate), home care interventions, culturally competent nursing interventions where appropriate, client/family teaching and World Wide Web sites (when available) for client education for each alphabetized nursing diagnosis. Also includes a pain assessment guide and equianalgesic chart.


A: Nursing Diagnoses Arranged by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs B: Nursing Diagnoses Arranged by Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns C: Motivational Interviewing D: Wellness-Oriented Diagnostic Categories

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I like this book alot. It was a big help in preparing all my concept maps. It is a very easy book to use. It gives evidence-based interventions and rationales for each nursing diagnosis. Everything I needed was in this one book. It cut down the amount of time it normally takes me to do a concept map. I don't think I would have been able to do my concept map without this book. It was such a relief when I first used this book. It should be a requirement for all nursing students. I definitely give it an A+.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weird all reviews posted for the 10E that are dated prior the Publication date: 1/20/2013.  How reliable are these Barnes and Noble reviews?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was purchased for my daughter. She says it has been the best book ever and would not have been able to get through clinicals without it! Very descriptive and easy to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best I've bought in Nursing school! I have got such great use from it, it is EXTREEMLY informative! A worthwile investment. I would definitly reccomend it to all Nursing will master the art of Nursing Dx!!!!
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I bought the digital copy on eBay for just $9
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