Prepare your students for safe, collaborative clinical practice.
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 qualityoutcomes 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 NursingDiagnosis in each chapter and organizes care plans by Medical Conditions, Surgical Procedures, and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures.
◾UPDATED! All nursing diagnoses reflect today’s best practices.
◾NEW! Up-to-date content enriches the presentation, including new techniques on increasing a patient’s motivation to learn self-care and new discussions in a new Appendix C on how to teach individuals with low health literacy.
◾Evidence-based rationales and guidelines help students understand how research informs practice.
◾Clinical Alerts advise students of serious events that require immediate action and need to be reported in a timely and sometimes urgent fashion.
◾An evidence-based model, STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Review), shows students how to assess a situation prior to intervening and how to evaluate the response after acting.
◾A SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) framework facilitates clear, consistent, and succinct communication of pertinent information among health care professionals.
Clinical Alerts are placed in the plans to advise the clinical or student nurse of a serious event that requires immediate action.
Clinical Alert Reports are a list of clinical observations or findings that are communicated to the novice or student nurses and/or medical assistants before they begin care that needs to be monitored for. Changes in status need to be reported in a timely and sometimes urgentfashion.
Carp’s Cues notes from the author to emphasize a certain principle of care.
STAR (stop, think, act, review) is an evidence-based model to help the nurse assess a situation prior to intervening and to evaluate the response after acting.
SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendation) is a framework for clearly, consistently, and succinctly communicating pertinent information among health care professionals.
Transition to Home/Community Care addresses the assessment of risk factors that increase the likelihood that transition will be delayed or that problems may occur at home that can complicate recovery or cause readmission to the acute care agency.
Transitional Risk Assessment Plan (TRAP) certain factors in individual clients increase their risk for complications as falls, infections, and pressure ulcers.
Rationale evidence based rationales and guidelines included in interventions