Patient Care Standards: Collaborative Planning and Nursing Interventions

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For 25 years, PATIENT CARE STANDARDS has provided students and practicing nurses with the most comprehensive guidelines for planning care for medical-surgical clients in dynamic health-care environments. The seventh edition has been updated throughout to reflect changes in practice and to incorporate the latest (13th conference) NANDA nursing diagnoses. The book provides standards of care for more than 350 medical-surgical client problems and procedures, including 13 new standards, in a consistent nursing process framework.
  • Includes standards for over 400 medical and surgical problems as well as diagnostic procedures
  • Employs a body systems organization for ease of locating information
  • Utilizes an consistent outline format consisting of Assessment, Multidisciplinary Management (including Therapeutic Management and Nursing Management), Patient/Family Teaching, and Home Care Considerations that allows the user to locate needed information quickly
  • Includes sections on Therapeutic Management which delineate the roles of health professionals other than nurses to assist in planning and implementing collaborative patient care
  • Identifies appropriate interventions and expected outcomes for each patient problem/nursing diagnosis in the Nursing Management section of each standard to aid in planning and implementing nursing care
  • Includes rationales as appropriate to assist the reader in understanding the reasons for interventions
  • Presents the most common patient problems/nursing diagnoses in priority sequence to guide the nurse in focusing on the most important problems first
  • *Includes general assessment guidelines for each body system, including subjective and objective data, pertinent background information (concurrent diseases, medical history, family history, social history, medication history), and diagnostic tests, to assist the nurse in performing a comprehensive assessment
  • *Includes Gerontologic Considerations boxes in each chapter to assist the nurse in understanding the unique needs of older adults and to modify nursing care to accommodate these needs
  • Includes Discharge/Home Care Considerations to assist the nurse in modifying care as needed in the home setting
  • *Includes Patient/Family Teaching in each standard to emphasize important concepts to share with the patient and family
  • Includes standards for caring for patients with special needs, including the elderly, the surgical patient, patients with nutritional problems, patients with special equipment, and the dying patient
  • Includes numerous clinical paths in a variety of formats to provide the nurse with examples of clinical paths used in practice across the U.S.
  • Employs a 2-color design to increase ease in locating information and to enhance visual appeal
  • Includes 13 new standards:
  • Voiding measures
  • Assaultive behavior
  • Latex allergy response
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Hemophilia
  • Appendicitis/appendectomy
  • Intracranial surgery
  • Stereotactic applications
  • EEG monitoring
  • Cancer of the prostate
  • Nursing diagnoses updated to incorporate the latest (13th conference) NANDA
  • Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in practice to conform to JCAHO guidelines
  • Includes new clinical paths for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Bowel Resection
  • Spanish version of 6th edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-262-7

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