Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource


This groundbreaking reference — created by an internationally respected team of clinical and research experts — provides quick access to concise summaries of the body of nursing research for 192 common medical-surgical interventions. Each nursing care guideline classifies specific nursing activities as Effective, Possibly Effective, or Possibly Harmful, providing a bridge between research and clinical practice. Ideal for both nursing students and practicing nurses, this evidence-based reference is your key to confidently evaluating the latest research findings and effectively applying best practices in the clinical setting.
  • Synthesizing the current state of research evidence, each nursing care guideline classifies specific activities as Effective, Possibly Effective, Not Effective, or Possibly Harmful.
  • Easy-to-recognize icons for each cited study help you differentiate between findings that are based on nursing research (NR), multidisciplinary research (MR), or expert opinion (EO), or those activities that represent established standards of practice (SP).
  • Each nursing activity is rated by level of evidence, allowing you to gauge the validity of the research and weigh additional evidence you may encounter.
  • Guidelines are identified by NIC intervention labels wherever appropriate, and NOC outcome measurements are incorporated throughout.
  • An Evolve website provides additional evidence-based nursing resources.
Part I: Foundations for Evidence-Based Nursing

Chapter 1 Evidence-Based Nursing – What Is It?

Chapter 2 Finding and Evaluating Research in Practice

Chapter 3 Implementing Evidence-Based Nursing in Health Care Systems

Chapter 4 Use of Evidence-Based Nursing as a Nursing Student

Chapter 5 Use of Evidence-Based Nursing as a Practicing Nurse

Part II: Guidelines for Evidence-Based Nursing

1. Abuse Protection Support

2. Active Listening

3. Anger Control Assistance

4. Animal-Assisted Therapy

5. Anxiety Reduction

6. Autogenic Training

7. Bathing

8. Bed Rest Care

9. Behavior Management: Self-Harm

10. Behavior Modification

11. Bladder Training

12. Blood Products Administration

13. Body Image Enhancement

14. Bowel Incontinence Care

15. Bowel Training

16. Cardiac Care

17. Cardiac Care: Acute

18. Cardiac Care: Rehabilitative

19. Cardiac Precautions

20. Caregiver Support

21. Cerebral Edema Management

22. Cerebral Perfusion Promotion

23. Circulatory Care: Arterial Insufficiency

24. Circulatory Care: Venous Insufficiency

25. Circulatory Precautions

26. Cognitive Stimulation

27. Communication Enhancement: Hearing Deficit

28. Communication Enhancement: Speech Deficit

29. Communication Enhancement: Visual Deficit

30. Constipation Management

31. Crisis Intervention

32. Cultural Brokerage

33. Decisional Control

34. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Prevention

35. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Treatment

36. Delirium Management

37. Dementia Management: Multisensory Therapy

38. Diarrhea Management

39. Diarrhea Management: Clostridium difficile

40. Diarrhea Management: Traveler’s Diarrhea

41. Diet Staging

42. Discharge Planning

43. Distraction

44. Dressing

45. Dying Care

46. Dyspnea Management

47. Dysreflexia Management

48. Dysrhythmia Management

49. Eden Therapy

50. Electrolyte Management: Hyperkalemia

51. Electrolyte Management: Hypokalemia

52. Electrolyte Management: Hypomagnesemia

53. Electrolyte Management: Hyponatremia

54. Enema Administration

55. Energy Management

56. Environmental Management: Home Preparation

57. Environmental Management: Noise Control

58. Environmental Management: Violence Prevention

59. Exercise Promotion: Motivational Techniques

60. Exercise Promotion: Strength Training

61. Exercise Promotion: Stretching

62. Exercise Therapy: Balance

63. Exercise Therapy: Cardiorespiratory (Aerobic)

64. Fall Prevention

65. Family Integrity Promotion

66. Family Involvement Promotion

67. Family Presence Facilitation

68. Feeding

69. Fever Treatment

70. Fluid Management

71. Foot Care

72. Green House Concept

73. Grief Work Facilitation

74. Guided Imagery

75. Hallucination Management

76. Hand Massage

77. Healing Touch

78. Health Education

79. Heat/Cold Application

80. Hemorrhage Control

81. HIV Prevention

82. Home Maintenance Assistance

83. Hope Inspiration

84. Humor

85. Hypothermia Treatment

86. Incision Site Care

87. Infection Control

88. Infection Control: Hand Hygiene

89. Infection Protection

90. Intravenous Insertion

91. Intravenous Therapy

92. Latex Precautions

93. Learning Facilitation

94. Learning Readiness Enhancement

95. Massage

96. Medication Administration

97. Medication Administration: Intramuscular

98. Medication Administration: Subcutaneous

99. Memory Training

100. Music Therap
Betty J. Ackley, MSN, EdS, RN, Professor Emeritus, Jackson Community College; President, The Betty Ackley LLC, Jackson, MI, Gail B. Ladwig, MSN, RN, Professor Emeritus, Jackson Community College; Co-Owner and Nursing Consultant, Holistic Choices; Healing Touch Practitioner, Jackson, MI, Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Program, Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA and Sharon J. Tucker, PhD, RN, Nurse Administrator & Clinical Nurse Researcher, Division of Nursing Research, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


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