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Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes

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Simple & Informative  March 15, 2011

This care plan textbook has everything you need in a nice concise format. The care plans and the disease plans are so easy to understand and conform to fit your needs. It reflects the most current clinical practice and professional standards in nursing. I found it pretty informative with enough details and it helped me so much during my assignments.
I highly recommend this textbook to nursing students doing care plans as well as to nurses who create care plans as part of their profession.

Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


The most comprehensive nursing care planning book available, Nursing Care Plans, 7th Edition features more than 200 care plans covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems. As in past editions, authors Meg Gulanick and Judith Myers meticulously updated content to ensure it reflects the most current clinical practice and professional standards in nursing, while still retaining the easy-to-use, reader-friendly format that make this book so unique. Functioning as two books in one, it provides you with both a collection of 68 nursing diagnosis care plans to use as starting points for creating individualized care plans and a library of 143 disease-specific care plans for medical-surgical conditions most frequently encountered in nursing practice.

-Includes the most extensive array of care plans found in any nursing care planning book, with 68 nursing diagnosis care plans and 143 disease/disorder/procedure care plans, for a total of 211.

-An introductory chapter explains essential concepts such as the components of a care plan, NIC and NOC classification systems, and how to create a care plan.

-Pre-formatted nursing diagnosis care plans include a NANDA definition, a brief explanation of the diagnosis, related NOC outcomes and NIC interventions, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions.

-Pre-formatted disorders care plans include synonyms for the disorder (for ease in cross referencing), a clear and succinct definition of the disorder, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NIC interventions and NOC outcomes, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for each relevant nursing diagnosis.

-Eye-catching icons differentiate between dependent and independent interventions to help you better understand how to function in collaboration with the healthcare team.

-An Online Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website includes all 68 nursing diagnoses care plans in the text, enabling you to customize care plans for an individual patient. In addition, 25 pre-formatted bonus medical-surgical care plans are provided for viewing online or printing.

-Updated content incorporates the latest evidence-based data and best practice guidelines to help you provide the highest quality nursing care.

-Revised and expanded rationales include explanations for nursing interventions to help you understand what the nurse does and why.

-Expanded and more specific outcome statements for each nursing diagnosis help you develop measurable patient outcomes.

-New content on patient safety and preventable complications addresses national initiatives and discusses the nurse's responsibility in preventing complications such as falls, pressure ulcers, infections, etc. QSEN competencies are integrated throughout.

-11 new disorder care plans include:

--Pulmonary Hypertension

--Cystic Fibrosis

--Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

--Peptic Ulcer


--Solid Organ Transplant


--Breast Reduction

--Pelvic Relaxation Disorder



-6 new nursing diagnoses care plans include:

--Impaired Dentition

--Disturbed Energy Field

--Readiness for Enhanced Immunization

--Sedentary Lifestyle

--Post-Trauma Syndrome

--Relocation Stress Syndrome

Table of Contents

Using Nursing Care Plans to Individualize and Improve Care
Nursing Diagnosis Care Plans
Activity Intolerance
Ineffective Airway Clearance
Latex Allergy Response
Risk for Aspiration
Disturbed Body Image
Bowel Incontinence
Ineffective Breathing Pattern
Decreased Cardiac Output
Impaired Verbal Communication
Chronic Confusion
Compromised Family Coping
Ineffective Coping
Impaired Dentition NEW!
Disturbed Energy Field NEW!
Risk for Falls
Interrupted Family Processes
Deficient Fluid Volume
Excess Fluid Volume
Impaired Gas Exchange
Complicated Grieving
Health-Seeking Behaviors
Ineffective Health Maintenance
Impaired Home Maintenance
Readiness for Enhanced Immunizations NEW!
Functional Urinary Incontinence
Reflex Urinary Incontinence
Stress Incontinence
Urge Urinary Incontinence
Risk for Infection
Decreased Intracranial Adaptive Capacity
Deficient Knowledge
Sedentary Lifestyle NEW!
Impaired Memory
Impaired Physical Mobility
Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements
Imbalanced Nutrition: More Than Body Requirements
Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane
Acute Pain
Chronic Pain
Post-Trauma Syndrome NEW!
Rape Trauma
Relocation Stress Syndrome NEW!
Self-Care Deficit
Situational Low Self-Esteem
Disturbed Sensory Perception: Auditory
Disturbed Sensory Perception: Visual
Ineffective Sexuality Patterns
Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity
Spiritual Distress
Impaired Swallowing
Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management
Impaired Tissue Integrity
Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: Peripheral, Cardiopulmonary, Cerebral
Urinary Retention
Dysfunctional Ventilatory Weaning Response
Cardiac and Vascular Care Plans
Acute Coronary Syndromes/Myocardial Infarction
Angina Pectoris, Stable
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Coronary Bypass/Valve Surgery: Postoperative Care
Heart Failure, Chronic/Cardiomyopathy
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: PTCA, Atherectomy, Stents, Cardiac Catheterization
Peripheral Arterial Bypass: Postoperative Care
Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease, Chronic
Pulmonary Edema, Acute
Pulmonary Hypertension NEW!
Shock, Anaphylactic
Shock, Cardiogenic
Shock, Hypovolemic
Shock, Septic
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency, Chronic
Pulmonary Care Plans
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Chest Trauma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cystic Fibrosis NEW!
Head & Neck Cancer
Lung Cancer
Mechanical Ventilation
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Pneumothorax with Chest Tube
Pulmonary Thromboembolism
Respiratory Failure, Acute
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)*
Neurologic Care Plans
Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)*
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome NEW!
Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: Preoperative/Unclipped*
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
Head Trauma
Headache: Migraine, Cluster, Tension, Sinus
Intracranial Infection
Low Back Pain/Herniated Intervertebral Disk
Lyme Disease*
Multiple Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis*
Parkinson's Disease
Seizure Activity
Spinal Cord Injury, Risk for Autonomic Dysreflexia
Transient Ischemic Attack/Carotid Endarterectomy
West Nile Virus*
Gastrointestinal and Digestive Care Plans
Abdominal Surgery
Bowel Diversion Surgery: Colostomy, Illeostomy
Colorectal Cancer
Enteral Tube Feeding
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Obesity/Bariatric Surgery
Peptic Ulcer Disease NEW!
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Care Plans
Fibromyalgia NEW!
Fractures: Extremity and Pelvic
Joint Replacement: Total Hip, Knee, Shoulder
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Hematolymphatic, Immunologic, and Oncologic Care Plans
Blood Component Therapy*
Cancer Chemotherapy
Cancer Radiation Therapy
Central Venous Access Devices*
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Collection*
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Lymphoma: Hodgkin's Disease; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Multiple Myeloma
Organ Transplant, Solid NEW!
Sickle Cell Disease
Renal and Urinary Tract Care Plans
Acute Renal Failure
Hemodialysis NEW!
Peritoneal Dialysis
Renal Calculi
Renal Failure, Chronic /End-Stage Renal Disease
Urinary Diversion
Urinary Tract Infection
Men's Health Care Plans
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)*
Prostate Cancer
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Testicular Cancer
Women's Health Care Plans
Breast Cancer
Breast Reduction NEW!
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic Relaxation Disorder NEW!
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)*
Endocrine and Metabolic Care Plans
Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison's Disease)*
Cushing's Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS)*
Diabetes Insipidus*
Hyperthyroidism NEW!
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)*
Integumentary Care Plans
Plastic Surgery for Wound Closure*
Pressure Ulcers
Psoriasis NEW!
Skin Cancer
Psychosocial Care Plans
Affective Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder*
Anorexia Nervosa*
Death and Dying: End-of-Life Issues
Substance Abuse and Dependence
*Provided on the companion Evolve website .
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