Focusing on the most important nursing care plans for practice, this updated edition of Carpenito’s practical resource helps students learn how to create nursing care plans, effectively document care, and build clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. To help achieve quality outcomes and prevent adverse events, care plans identify individuals who are at high risk for falls, pressure ulcers, and infection and prepare the individual/family for transition to home or another facility. A user-friendly organization splits Collaborative Problems and Nursing Diagnosis in each chapter and organizes care plans by Medical Conditions, Surgical Procedures, and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures.
"This title assists nurses and students in organizing collaborative care in the acute care setting. One unique feature is the inclusion of family-centered care along with individual care....
New to this edition is a nursing care plan template which students just learning could find very useful."
-- Linda Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)Doody's Review
Written for both practicing and student nurses. It is also promoted as a care planning resource for healthcare institutions. The author shows her expertise by updating and augmenting her ongoing work related to nursing diagnosis.