All-in-One Nursing Care Planning Resource: Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric-Mental Health


All-in-One Nursing Care Planning Resource: Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric-Mental Health



All-in-One Nursing Care Planning Resource
is a one-of-a-kind
book featuring nursing care plans for all four core clinical

areas. The inclusion of pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric-

mental health nursing in addition to medical-surgical nursing

care plans enables students to use one book throughout the

entire nursing curriculum. This unique presentation—

combined with solid content, an open and accessible format,

and clinically relevant features—makes this a must-have care

plans book for nursing students.



 This book is organized into four separate sections for medical-
surgical, pediatric, maternal, and psychiatric-mental health

care plans. Within each section, care plans are listed alpha
betically by disorder or condition (the medical-surgical nursing

care plans are organized alphabetically within each body

system). General information that applies to more than one

disorder can be found in the
General Care Plans section, where
nursing diagnoses and interventions for perioperative care,

pain, prolonged bedrest, cancer care, psychosocial support for

patients, psychosocial support for the patient’s family and sig
nificant others, older adult care, and palliative/end-of-life care

are discussed.

Each disorder uses the following consistent format:

Overview/Pathophysiology, which includes a synopsis
of the disorder and its pathophysiology, where


Health Care Setting, such as hospital, primary, com-
munity, or long-term care

Assessment, covering signs and symptoms and physical

Diagnostic Tests
Nursing Diagnoses with Desired Outcomes
Assessment/Interventions and Rationales in a clear,
two-column format

Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning
This book is organized to provide the most important infor
mation related to various disorders. By providing a consistent

format for each disorder, key information that a nurse needs

to know is fully covered. For example, the rationales given for

the interventions are supported by supplemental information

provided in the “Overview/Pathophysiology” and “Assess
ment” sections



The care plans in this book were written by clinical experts
in each subject area to ensure the most current and accurate

information. In addition to reliable content, the book offers

the following special features:

consistent, easy-to-use format facilitates quick and
easy retrieval of information.

Health Care Setting is specified for each care plan,
because these conditions are treated in various settings

such as hospital, primary care, long-term care facility,

community, and home care.

Outcome criteria with specific timelines assist in
setting realistic goals for nursing outcomes and provid
ing quality, cost-effective care.

Detailed, specific rationales for each nursing interven-
tion apply concepts to clinical practice.

Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning
section highlights key patient education topics, as well

as resources for further information.

The newest
NANDA-International nursing diagnoses
are included in each care plan.

Separate care plans on
Pain and End-of-Life Care focus
on palliative care for patients with terminal illnesses, as

well as relief of acute and chronic pain.

Current care and patient safety standards and clinical
practice guidelines
in nursing and other health care
disciplines are incorporated throughout the interven
tions and rationales.

Infection prevention and control guidelines from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are

included in the appendix.

Normal laboratory values for adults are listed in
Appendix B, including separate tables for Complete

Blood Count; Serum, Plasma, and Whole Blood Chem
istry; and Urine Chemistry.
Normal laboratory values
for pediatric patients
are included in Appendix C.
New to this edition are:

A special index that lists all the nursing diagnoses used

in this book along with their descriptive data and page


Safety alert icons that alert nurses to interventions that
necessitate special attention and care.

Complimentary and Alternative Therapies icons that
alert nurses to supplements that patients may be using

and how they can interact with conventional


Canadian Resources icons that alert Canadian nurses
to especially relevant references and journals.

A new care plan for
Normal Labor and Birth.
This book was carefully prepared to meet the needs of

today’s busy nursing student. We welcome comments on how

we can enhance its usefulness in subsequent editions.





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