Summary: From an internationally respected team of clinical and research experts comes this groundbreaking book that synthesizes the body of nursing research for 192 common medical-surgical interventions. Ideal for both nursing students and practicing nurses, this collection of research-based guidelines helps you evaluate and apply the latest evidence to clinical practice. Synthesizing the current state of research evidence, each nursing care guideline classifies specific activities as Eff ...show moreective, Possibly Effective, Not Effective, or Possibly Harmful. Easy-to-recognize icons for each cited study help you differentiate between findings that are based on nursing research (NR), multidisciplinary research (MR), expert opinion (EO), or those activities that represent established standards of practice (SP). Each research summary is rated by level of evidence, allowing you to gauge the validity of the research and weigh additional evidence you may encounter. NIC intervention labels and NOC outcome measurements are incorporated throughout. A multi-access index provides several different ways for you to locate key information, such as by disease process, procedure, body system, or NIC intervention label. An Evolve website provides additional evidence-based nursing resources. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 08
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