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Applying Nursing Process A Tool for Critical Thinking

ISBN-10: 078177408X
ISBN-13: 9780781774086
Edition: 7th 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This trusted resource combines the practical guidance students need to understand each phase of the nursing process with an emphasis on critical thinking, focusing on both independent and collaborative responsibilities facing today's nurses. Using straightforward language, abundant examples, and real case scenarios, the book addresses the nurse's role as a caregiver and decision-maker in a range of settings--from clinic to the home, community, research, and acute care arenas.

Nursing Process Overview
What Is the Nursing Process and Why Learn About It?
What Is It?
Why Learn About It?
Steps of the Nursing Process
Relationships Among the Steps of the Nursing Process
Assessment and Diagnosis
Diagnosis and Planning
Planning and Implementation
Implementation and Evaluation
Evaluation and the Other Nursing Process Steps
What Are the Benefits of Using the Nursing Process?
Nursing Process in Context of Today's Clinical Setting
Patient Safety Is Top Priority
Ethics: Advocating for Patients' Rights
Seven Ethical Principles
Following Ana Ethics Code
Including Patient Partners While Following Hipaa Rules
What's the Difference Between Nursing Process and Critical Thinking?
How to Become a Critical Thinker
Using the Four-Circle CT Model
Willingness and Ability to Care
Willingness to Care
Being Able to Care
Assessment
Assessment: The First Step to Determining Health Status
Characteristics of an Assessment That Promotes Critical Thinking
Standard Assessment Tools and Evidence-Based Practice
Six Phases of Assessment
Collecting Data
What Resources Do You Use?
How to Ensure Comprehensive Data Collection
Data Base, Focus, and Quick Priority Assessments
Data Base (Start of Care) Assessment
Focus Assessment
Quick Priority Assessments (QPAs)
Assessing Disease and Disability Management
Health Promotion: Screening for Risk Management and Early Diagnosis
Partnering With Patients to Make Informed Decisions
The Interview and Physical Assessment
Ethical, Cultural, and Spiritual Concerns
Developing Your Interviewing Skills
Guidelines: Promoting a Caring Interview
How to Establish Rapport
How to Listen
How to Ask Questions
How to Observe
How to Terminate the Interview
Developing Your Physical Assessment Skills
Guidelines: Performing a Physical Assessment
Checking Diagnostic Studies
Identifying Subjective and Objective Data
Identifying Cues and Making Inferences
Validating (Verifying) Data
Guidelines: Validating (Verifying) Data
Clustering Related Data
Clustering Data According to Purpose
Identifying Patterns/Testing First Impressions
Reporting and Recording
Reporting Abnormal Findings
Deciding What's Abnormal
Guidelines: Reporting and Recording
General Guidelines
Guidelines: Verbal and Phone Communications
Guidelines: Recording the Nursing Data Base
Guidelines: Charting on Electronic Records
Diagnosis
From Assessment to Diagnosis: A Pivotal Point
Diagnosis: What ANA Standards Say
Nurses' Growing Responsibilities as Diagnosticians
Diagnose and Treat (DT) Versus Predict, Prevent, Manage, and Promote (PPMP)
Multidisciplinary Practice
Disease and Disability Management
Point-of-Care Testing
Critical Pathways (Care Maps)
Advantages of Critical Paths
Disadvantages of Critical Paths
Informatics and Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
Using Standard or Recognized Terms
How to Use Standard Languages
Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
Limitations of Computer-Assisted Diagnosis
Becoming a Competent Diagnostician
Key Terms Related to Diagnosis
Recognizing Risk Factors: The Key to Proactive Approaches
Critical Thinking Indicators (CTIs) Related to Diagnosis
Learning How to Make Definitive Diagnoses
Fundamental Principles and Rules of Diagnostic Reasoning
Patients as Partners in Diagnosis
Clarifying Causes and Contributing (Risk) Factors
Identifying Nursing Diagnoses
Guidelines: Identifying Nursing Diagnoses
Mapping Diagnoses
Writing Diagnostic Summary Statements Using the PES or PRS Format
Identifying Potential Complications
Guidelines: Identifying Potential Complications
Identifying Problems Requiring Multidisciplinary Approaches
Planning
Thinking Critically During Planning
Four Main Purposes of the Plan of Care
Initial Versus Ongoing Planning
Applying Standards
Clinical Decision Making
Pain Management, Restraint Management, and Patient Safety Standards
Standard and Electronic Plans
Attending to Urgent Priorities
Clarifying Expected Outcomes (Results)
Outcomes Versus Indicators
Principles of Patient-Centered Outcomes
Guidelines: Determining Patient-Centered Outcomes
Relationship of Outcomes to Accountability
Clinical, Functional, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes
Discharge Outcomes and Discharge Planning
Case Management
Deciding Which Problems Must Be Recorded
Determining Nursing Interventions
Assessment-Monitoring Health Status and Responses to Care
Teaching-Empowering Patients and Families
Guidelines: Planning Teaching
Counseling and Coaching: Helping People Make Informed Choices
Consulting and Referring: Key to Multidisciplinary Care
Individualizing Interventions
Evidence-Based Practice: Weigh Risks and Benefits-Be Proactive
Guidelines: Individualizing Nursing Orders
Making Sure the Plan Is Adequately Recorded
Multidisciplinary Plans
Implementation
Implementation: Putting the Plan into Action
Critical Thinking Indicators (CTIs) Related to Implementation
Preparing for Report and Getting Report (Shift Hand-off)
Preparing for Report (Shift Hand-off)
Getting Report (Shift Hand-off)
Setting Daily Priorities
Strategies: Prioritizing Care for Several Patients
Delegating Care, Not Accountability
Coordinating Care
Monitoring Responses: Assessing and Reassessing
Performing Nursing Interventions
Be Proactive-Promote Safety, Comfort, and Efficiency
Implementation and Evidence-Based Practice
Guidelines: Preparing to Act
Thinking Critically: What to Do If Things Go Wrong
Case Management: Critical Paths and Care Variances
Ethical/Legal Concerns
Charting
Six Purposes of Charting
Various Ways of Charting
Principles of Effective Charting
Avoiding Dumping Syndrome With Electronic Charting
Learning to Chart Effectively
Guidelines: Charting During Implementation
Memory-Jogs for Charting
Giving Report (Shift Hand-Off)
Guidelines: Giving Report (Shift Hand-off)
Keeping the Plan Up-to-Data and Evaluating Your Day
Evaluation
Critical Evaluation: Key to Excellence in Nursing
Evaluation and the Other Steps in the Nursing Process
Evaluating an Individual Plan of Care
Guidelines: Determining Outcome Achievement
Identifying Variables (Factors) Affecting Outcome Achievement
Deciding Whether to Discharge the Patient
Quality Improvement (QI)
Evidence-Based Practice
Consumer Satisfaction: Maximizing Value
Health Care Systems Interest and Affect Outcomes
Three Types of Evaluation: Outcome, Process, and Structure
Staff Nurses' Responsibilities
Preventing Mistakes and Infection Transmission
Quick Reference To Nursing Diagnoses
Example Responses To Critical Thinking Exercises
Four Roles Of Advanced Practice Nurses (Apns)
Dead On!! A Game To Promote Critical Thinking
Commonly Used Nanda Diagnoses Organized According To Gordon's Functional Health Patterns
Good Learning Environments, Healthy Workplace Standards, And Establishing A Culture of Safety
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) And Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Examples
Glossary
Index

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