What Are Some Good Books on Diagnoses and Interventions for Nurses?


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Two good books on nursing diagnoses and interventions are "Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes" by Gulanick and Myers and "Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care" by Ackely and Ladwig. "Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales" by Doenges, Moorhouse and Murr is another.

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Now in its 8th edition, as of November 2015, "Nursing Care Plans" is the top-selling book of its kind. It contains 217 care plans, of which 70 are diagnosis care plans. These include characteristics of the diagnosis, expected outcomes, Nursing Interventions Classification interventions and therapeutic interventions. Nurses can use these to create individualized care plans for their patients.

The 10th edition of the "Nursing Diagnosis Handbook" shows nurses how to customize their care plans using assessment, diagnosis and planning steps. Each care plan in the book has Nursing Interventions Classification intervention examples.

The "Nurse's Pocket Guide, 12th Edition" is a portable reference for finding the right diagnosis on which to base a patient's care plan. The publisher also provides an online database of 800 diagnoses.

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