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Applying Nursing Process : Promoting Collaborative Care

Applying Nursing Process : Promoting Collaborative Care - 5th edition

Applying Nursing Process : Promoting Collaborative Care - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780781731409

ISBN10: 0781731402

Applying Nursing Process : Promoting Collaborative Care by Rosalinda Alfaro-Lefevre - ISBN 9780781731409
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Lippincott-Raven Publishers
International: No
Applying Nursing Process : Promoting Collaborative Care by Rosalinda Alfaro-Lefevre - ISBN 9780781731409

ISBN13: 9780781731409

ISBN10: 0781731402

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 02

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This basic introduction to the nursing process features a workbook approach and provides students and beginning nurses with a concise overview of the nursing process to facilitate critical thinking in today's varying clinical practice settings. Its simple approach features a motivational style, with examples including anecdotes and real-life case scenarios. Its focus on application and theoretical support addresses both independent and collaborative nursing roles in clinical situations, while stressing the importance of ethics and a standard-based professionalism. The text promotes problem solving and decision-making skills, and highlights boxes that contain practical strategies. Chapters include a brief synopsis, learning outcomes, end-of-chapter summaries and key points. New to this edition: clarification of the staff nurse's responsibilities; expanded content on how to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills; emphasis on outcome-focused and evidence-based care, how to develop leadership and delegation skills; the roles of NANDA, NIC, NOC and NDEC in clinical practice; a Nurse Diagnosis Quick Reference Section, plus and more!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Nursing Overview Process

What is the Nursing Process and Why Learn About It?
Steps of the Nursing Process
Relationships Among the Steps of the Nursing Process
What are the benefits of Using the Nursing Process?
Nursing Process in Context of Today's Changing World
Critical Thinking Exercise I: Nursing Process in a Changing World
Ethics: Protecting Client Rights
Knowledge, Skills and Caring: The Heart of the Nursing Process
Critical Thinking Exercise II: Knowledge, Skills, and Willingness and Ability to Pay

2. Assessment

Assessment: The First Step to Determining Health Status
Collecting Data
The Nursing Interview and Physical Assessment
Critical Thinking Exercise III: The Nursing Interview and Physical Assessment
Identifying Cues and Making Inferences
Validating (Verifying) Data
Critical Thinking Exercise IV: Subjective and Objective Data; Cues and Inferences; Validating Data

3. Diagnosis

From Assessment to Diagnosis, A Pivotal Point
Nurses' Growing Responsibilities as Diagnosticians
Diagnose and Treat (DT) vs. Predict, Prevent, and Manage (PPM)
Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
Multidisciplinary Practice
Capturing, Organizing, and Using Nursing's Expanding Knowledge Base
Definitions and Discussion of Key Terms Related to Diagnosis
Recognizing Risk Factors: The Key to Proactive Approaches
Critical Thinking Exercise VII: Nurses' Responsibilities as Diagnosticians
Diagnostic Reasoning: Applying Critical Thinking
Avoiding Diagnostic Errors
Considering Lifestyles and Coping Patterns
Determining Causative and Risk (Related) Factors
NANDA's List of Diagnoses Accepted for Clinical Testing
Nursing Diagnoses Not on NANDA's List
Critical Thinking Exercise VIII: Recognizing Nursing Diagnoses
Diagnostic Statements for Nursing Diagnoses
Critical Thinking Exercise IX: Diagnostic Statements for Nursing Diagnosis
Predicting and Detecting Potential Complications
Identifying Problems Requiring Multidisciplinary Approaches
Critical Thinking Exercise X: Predicting Potential Complications
Critical thinking Exercise XI: Identifying Nursing Diagnoses, Potential Complications, and Strengths

4. Planning

Planning: Setting Priorities, Determining Outcomes, Recording the Plan
Why Are Rules for Recording the Plan So Specific?
Setting Priorities
Applying Nursing Standards
Critical Thinking Exercise XII: Setting Priorities and Applying Standards
Planning Outcome-Focused Care
Critical Thinking Exercise XIII: Planning Outcome-Focused Care
Nursing Interventions
Determining Specific Interventions
Making Sure the Plan is Adequately Recorded
Critical Thinking: Evaluating the Plan
Critical Thinking Exercise XIV: Determining Interventions and Recording Nursing Orders

5. Implementation: Putting the Plan into Action

Preparing for Report and Getting Report
Setting Daily Priorities
Assessing and Reassessing: Monitoring Responses
Performing Nursing Interventions
Case Management: Critical Paths and Care Variances
Ethical/ Legal Concerns
Critical Thinking Exercise XV: Delegating, Case Management, Critical Paths, and Care Variances
Critical Thinking Exercise XVI: Principles of Effective Charting
Giving the Change-of-Shift Report
Keeping the Plan Up to Date

6. Evaluation

Critical Evaluation: The Key to Excellence in Health Care Delivery
Consumer Satisfaction: Maximizing Value
Evaluating an Individual Plan of Care
Critical Thinking Exercise XVII: Determining Outcome Achievement, Identifying Variables Affecting Achievement, and Deciding Whether to Continue, Modify, or Terminate the Plan
Ongoing, Systemic Evaluation for Quality Improvement (QI)
Critical Thinking Exercise XVIII: Quality Improvement