This edition aims to provide the tools to plan comprehensive and individualized patient care in an efficient, timely manner, helping the reader incorporate nursing diagnosis into nursing practice. It includes detailed care plans, rationales for the actions in each plan, and a separate chapter that addresses 24 of the most commonly used nursing diagnoses in medical-surgical nursing. Each care plan includes: an explanation of the disease process or surgical procedure; lists of common diagnostic tests; discharge criteria; nursing and collaborative diagnoses, their aetiologies and actions; and specific outcomes and nursing actions for each diagnosis. The book comes with a diskette containing 20 care plans.
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70 comprehensive medical-surgical care plans are included
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Book Description W B Saunders Co Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0721613225