More than just a book of Med-Surg care plans thoroughly revised and updated, this all-in-one resource continues to provide the step-by-step guidance readers need to develop individualized plans of care, while also honing their critical thinking and analytical skills. Over 164 care plans reflect the latest NANDA diagnoses and terminology. The accompanying bonus CD-ROM features all Medical- Surgical Care plans from the text, plus 50 Maternity and 36 Psych/Mental Health care plans as well as Pediatric Considerations. They're printable and customizable to suit your patient's plan of care. This book presents diagnoses by priority. It contains comprehensive rationales for every intervention. It includes index of Nursing Diagnoses with page numbers. It covers complementary therapies. It focuses on individualized care for client across the lifespan. It applies the body system approach to care planning. It provides guidelines that cover total patient needs - physical, cultural, sexual, nutritional, and psychosocial. It shows what to expect in the hospital and community-based settings. It explains how to document for government regulations and third-party payers.
It identifies discharge plan considerations.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Issues and Trends in Medical/Surgical Nursing; The Nursing Process: Planning Care with Nursing Diagnoses; Critical Thinking: Adaptation of Theory to Practice; Cardiovascular Disorders; Respiratory Disorders; Neurological/Sensory Disorders; Gastrointestinal Disorders; Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders; Blood/Blood-Forming Organ Disorders; Renal and Urinary Tract Disorders; Women's Reproductive Disorders; Orthopedic Disorders; Integumentary Disorders; Systemic Infections and Immunological Disorders; General Concerns; Bibliography; Index of Nursing Diagnoses; Index.