Published Mar 2, 2004
Does anyone have any suggestions for a book or website that could help with careplans?????? In our clinical rotation we now have 4 patients. I think if I had a book it would be a little more helpful when I am trying to come up with different Nursing Implementations, not to mention diagnosis, goals, rationale, Ha ha EVERYTHING> HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
HI! At my school we use 6th ed Nursing Diagnosis Handbook by Betty Ackley and Gail Ladwig. It has many Nsg DX plus r/t factors, interventions, goals. The interventions and goals are pretty broad (too broad for my med-surg teacher lol) but you could individualize them. I'm sure you could find it on Amazon or you could even look for a used one on Half.com. Hope that helps!
Nursing Diagnosis Handbook (Ackley/Ludwig). Made it easy and my instructor did not like it. But then again, like she said, "I want you to think like a nurse". And that's not easy.
traumaRUs, MSN, APRN
Get the Carpenito book, Nursing Diagnosis, 9th edition. It has the NIC/NOC in it and everything. Best book...
Thank you all soo much! I am getting them both!
If you send me your email I will send you some copies of my careplans I just graduated in December 2003 at least seeing them may help. My email is [email protected]. Lisa :)
didn't realize ackley/ladwig was used elsewhere! i teach clinicals for betty's courses here in mi. what a small world :) our students, of course, use her book. but they also use careplans.com as another resource. i personally recommend that my students use a "clinical companion" to connect a disease with appropriate nursing diagnoses before going to a care plan resource. just remember ... whatever the "book" says to make sure that it makes sense for your patient -
Patient Care Standards (don't know who it is by). We used this and the Ackley book. We also have these on our hospital floor.
BBFRN, BSN, PhD
Here's a website that I have used a lot- and it's free. I copied a lot of material from this website into word documents and hotsynced them into my Palm Pilot for work (we write out our own care plans). That's been a lot easier than lugging around a book!
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