Nursing Interventions and Scientific Rationales

  1. Can anyone recommend a nursing book that just contains interventions and scientific rationales. Have a teacher who demands a lot of paperwork and looking to cut down on some research time. Although, I love to research.

    Any recommendation would be great.
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  3. by   Vsummer1
    Quote from Mariannsi
    Can anyone recommend a nursing book that just contains interventions and scientific rationales. Have a teacher who demands a lot of paperwork and looking to cut down on some research time. Although, I love to research.

    Any recommendation would be great.
    Have you tried the careplan books? They have all of that in them. You can find the intervention and the rationale, then look it up in your med/surg book.
  4. by   Mariannsi
    I actually have many care plan books and usually don't have a problems writing care plans, but this teach is very specific in how she want's things done. To be honest she is an "old school" instructor with rigorous paperwork. At one time there was a book by Clare Campbell that contained just interventions but has been out dated for a few years. I was wondering if there was anything else out there like it. OH well looks as though I won't be sleeping on Tues. nights because I have 10 books out and will be researching. Just looking to save some time.
    Thanks again. Back to the books!
  5. by   1styear
    I've found that car plan books give you great intervention ideas but provide shabby rationales. The give you a basic reason not specific for your patient or tailored to your Dx. Another thing about many of these care plan books is that they don't get down to the cellular level. I have a professor who also likes the rationales old school. I can't say that "vasoconstriction reduces blood supply to peripheral areas including skin" --we have to talk about how th sympathetic nerv. system stimulates vasoconstriction and why....and it takes about 2 paragraphs to explain why you would assess skin color. It's exhausting so I feel for ya--the only help is having a few patho books and a medical library near you.
  6. by   Mariannsi
    Thanks 1styear. I could tell that you're walking in my shoes too! Although this teacher is "old school" I have to be honest and say that I think she's great. I'm not sure if she looking for the celluar level of rationales -- I just started with her last week and now this week we're on break so I'll find out when I go back next week.
    Thanks for your wonderful insight.
    Mare

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