This pocket size portable reference is the perfect tool for you to use to select the appropriate diagnosis to plan your patient's care effectively. The 12th Edition features the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions. And, Davis' Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning Resource Center online features a searchable database with 800 diagnoses plus a wealth of clinical tools and valuable information. What's new? This title offers: new and revised diagnoses from the 18th NANDA Conference (2009-2010); additional interventions, updated with the most current information; 25 more disorders with appropriate nursing diagnoses; updated Diagnostic Divisions; and, more resources online at the Davis' Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning Resource Center.
This title includes: actions/interventions that are uniquely organized by priority with selected rationales; icons within the prioritized interventions for cultural collaborative community/home care, diagnostic studies, and pediatric/geriatric/lifespan medications; defining characteristics that are presented subjectively and objectively; documentation section that focuses on the other steps of the nursing process, reminding you of the importance and necessity of recording each step; NIC and NOC labels at the end of each diagnosis; and, index with over 400 diseases/disorders with prioritized associated nursing diagnoses.
Table of Contents
How to Use this Nurse's Pocket Guide; The Nursing Process; Application of the Nursing Process; Putting Theory into Practice: Sample Assessment Tools, Plan of Care, Mind Mapping, and Documentation; Assessment Tools for Choosing Nursing Diagnosis; Diagnostic Divisions: Nursing Diagnoses Organized According to a Nursing Focus; Client Situation and Prototype Plan of Care; Documentation Techniques: SOAP and Focus Charting; Nursing Diagnosis in Alphabetical Order; Health Conditions and Client Concerns with Associated Nursing Diagnoses; Appendices; NANDA's Taxonomy; Definitions of Taxonomy II Axes.