Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales, 15th Edition

ISBN: 9780803676442
ISBN-10: 0803676441
Copyright: 2019
Edition: 15th
Author: Doenges, Marilynn E., Moorhouse, Mary Frances, Murr, Alice C.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 87
Reviewer: Mary Nasta,  MSN, RN-BC, OCN  (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies)
This pocket guide will help students and nurses across all healthcare settings identify nursing diagnoses, priority-based nursing interventions, and associated rationales. It is a valuable resource for nursing students learning to write care plans. The diagnoses contained in this guide, are consistent with the suggested NANDA-I list. The previous edition was published in 2016.
The purpose is to provide a comprehensive reference that will assist nurses, nursing students, or research nurses in identifying priority-based interventions associated with specific nursing diagnoses as proposed by NANDA International. This guide is meant to facilitate and promote the evaluation and documentation of patient care through use of a standardized language (i.e. ICD or SNOMED). This allows for uniformity in computer coding and reimbursement across all healthcare settings and seamless continuity of client care among multiple healthcare providers. This is a comprehensive guide to nursing diagnoses, priority interventions with associated rationales, desired outcomes, evaluation criteria, and documentation using the nursing process as its foundational underpinning.
Nurses in all clinical practice and research settings will find this guide helpful as it contains 460 disorders/health conditions listed alphabetically and coded by specialty, and it identifies nursing priorities and interventions across each specialty area. It also will aid nursing students in enhancing their care plan writing skills through their use of the nursing process.
This guide lists nursing diagnoses alphabetically and is organized according to nursing focus. The layout lends itself to promoting a comprehensive understanding of each nursing diagnosis through section designations within each diagnosis that include defining characteristics (objective and subjective), desired outcomes, priority-based actions/interventions, and documentation focus. The key located across the bottom of each page delineates specific nurse practice areas, diagnostic tests, collaboration needs, medications, and cultural considerations within each nursing priority. Sample nursing intervention classifications and nursing outcomes classifications (NIC/NOC) are also included for each diagnosis. Comprehensive assessment tool and care plans in the appendixes of this guide are organized according to nursing focus.
This quick reference guide contains sample assessment tools, care plans, and concept mapping information essentials for nurses and nursing students. While there are other quick reference resources available on nursing diagnoses, none provide the detail necessary to promote a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nursing diagnoses, priority-based care, and their associated rationales in one handy reference.
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