Quote from mb37
what i'm looking for is another book that has every current nanda diagnosis, as many related factors and defining characteristics as possible (so i can really learn the difference between, say, all the diagnoses that relate to airway/breathing), and some interventions/assessments that are commonly done. is there a book out there that fits that description?
the definitive work that has the current nanda diagnoses, all 188 of them, all the related factors and defining characteristics is nanda-i nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification 2007-2008
published by nanda international. the cost is only $24.95 and you order it directly from nanda from here: http://www.nanda.org/html/nursing_diagnosis.html
. this is the work that all the nursing care plan books and nursing diagnosis books in publication today use as their reference for nursing diagnoses. they pay nanda a royalty for using the information.
all the care plan books and nursing diagnosis books on the commercial market add extras to the nanda information: interventions, goals, etc., so that is also what you are paying for when you buy those books. each author(s) adds their own twist and spin to them.
there are actually two books that have a list of outcomes and interventions that you can also purchase. these two projects have been working hand and hand with nanda and you will often see some of their stuff cited in care plan and nursing diagnosis books. these are the nics (nursing intervention classifications) and nocs (nursing outcomes classifications).
- nursing outcomes classification (noc), third edition, by sue moorhead, marion johnson and meridean maas. cost is $49.95.
- nursing interventions classification (nic), by joanne mccloskey mccloskey dochterman, gloria m. bulechek, gloria m. bulechek. cost is $49.95.
if you know what you are doing in putting together a care plan, that is performing a thorough assessment, determining the nursing diagnosis and then planning the care, those 3 books are really all you need. you might want something like the section ii guide to nursing diagnoses
in nursing diagnosis handbook: a guide to planning care
, 7th edition, by betty j. ackley and gail b. ladwig which is an alphabetized list of medical diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, clinical states, symptoms, and problems that cross matches you with suggested nursing diagnoses
to help you out here and there to save you time hunting down a nursing diagnosis. when i am answering nursing diagnosis questions on the student forums i am almost exclusively using my copy of nanda-i nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification 2007-2008
as a reference and you will often see me quote it as the reference i am using.