Need Interventions....

  1. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on some good nursing interventions ( with rationale) books for careplanning.
    I am desperately searching.
    Our instructor requires that we use at least 6 resources on each careplan we submit, and I really need some more references.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  3. by   BrandyBSN
    At my school, we use the actual books, Nanda Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Intervention Classification, and Nursing outcome classification. They are the most complete books on the market, because they are the 3 that all other books are based on. Nanda, NIC, and NOC are available on I highly recommend them. These books set the mark for Nursing Standardized language. You cant go wrong with the originals!

    Good Luck
  4. by   julchristine
    Thanks for your input, I totally agree that those books are great, but I guess what I'm looking for is other books that have different interventions in them. It's hard to find interventions in at least 6 different books when you only have about 3 to look in.
    I just thought maybe I was missing something helpful, but it sounds like thats pretty much what everyone is using (just those main 3).
  5. by   ADN 2002

    I also have a hard time with my care plans. Here are the books that I have found helpful:

    Care plans:

    Nursing Care Plans: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention (4th ed.) - by Meg Gulanick, Audrey Klopp, Susan Galanes, Deidra Gradishar, and Michelle Knoll Puzas (large purple and green book)

    Nursing Care Planning Guides for Adults in Acute, Extended, and Home Care Settings (5th ed) - by Susan Ulrich and Suzanne Canale (large blue paperback book)

    Nursing Care Plans (5th ed) by Doenges, Moorhouse, and Geissler. (large green paperback book)

    Diagnosis books (with care plans included):

    Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Rationales (7th ed.) - by Doenges and Moorhouse (little red spiral bound book)

    Nursing Diagnosis Handbook (7th ed.) - by Judith Wilkinson (small white and blue spiral bound book)

    I have done a LOT of looking for good care plan books, and these are the best that I've found, but I think it's kind of a personal preference. Email me if you have any questions - hope this helps!

  6. by   crnasomeday
    In addition to care plan books and the NANDA Dx books, you may want to use nursing journals for interventions and rationale.