This unique, spiral-bound handbook is compact, portable, and written with busy home health nurses in mind! Organized by body system, it offers instant advice on assessment and care planning for the disorders home health nurses are likely to encounter. Providing assessment guides for all body systems, the home environment, and the client's psychological status, it includes full care plans for over 50 illnesses and conditions most commonly encountered in the home. Each plan lists nursing diagnoses, short- and long-term expected outcomes, nursing interventions, and client caregiver interventions.
Care plans are organized by body systems to allow for quick retrieval of information.
Both short-term and long-term outcomes are included in the care plans to aid evaluation of the care provided.
Detailed assessment guidelines are provided for all body systems to facilitate complete and comprehensive client examinations.
Guidelines for environmental and safety assessments aid in the appraisal and improvement of clients' living conditions.
Client and caregiver interventions are outlined in the care plans to promote active client participation in self-care.
The convenient pocket size makes transportation and use convenient to home health nurses.
Appendices on documentation guidelines, laboratory values, medication administration, home care resources, and standard precautions provide quick access to useful home care information.
New to this Edition
Related OASIS items are identified in the assessment section, and ICD-9 diagnostic codes in the care plans section assist with proper home care documentation.
Visit frequency and duration schedules are suggested within each care plan to assist nurses in evaluating and planning care.
NANDA nursing diagnoses are consistent with the latest 2001-2002 nomenclature.
An increase in suggested therapy referrals within the care plans and in a new appendix helps nurses identify indicators for specialized services.
A fully updated Resources Appendix includes websites for easy access to home health service information.
ASSESSMENTS Health History and Review of Systems Pulmonary System Assessment Cardiovascular System Assessment Neurologic System Assessment Gastrointestinal System Assessment Endocrine System Assessment Hematologic System Assessment Musculoskeletal System Assessment Renal/Urinary System Assessment Integumentary System Assessment Reproductive System Assessment: Female Reproductive System Assessment: Male Eye, Ear, Nose, And Throat Assessment Psychosocial Assessment Functional Assessment Environmental Assessment Family Assessment Economic Assessment CARE PLANS Pulmonary System Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Pneumonia Mechanical Ventilation/Tracheostomy Tuberculosis Cardiovascular System Angina Pectoris/Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Congestive Heart Failure Coronary Bypass Surgery Hypertension Myocardial Infarction (MI) Pacemaker Implantation Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Thrombophlebitis Neurologic System Alzheimer's Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Head Injury Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Seizure Disorders Spinal Cord Injury Gastrointestinal System Cirrhosis of Liver Hepatitis Peptic Ulcer Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease Endocrine System Diabetes Hematologic System Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Anemia Musculoskeletal System Amputation Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Fractured Hip; Hip or Knee Prosthesis Replacement Fractures; Cast Application Laminectomy/Spinal Fusion, Lumbar or Cervical Osteomylitis Osteoporosis Renal/Urinary System Kidney Transplantation Prostatic Hypertrophy/Prostatectomy Renal Failure, Chronic (CRF) Urinary Tract Infection Integumentary System Burns Herpes Zoster Pressure Ulcers Psoriasis Reproductive System Mastectomy Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Auditory/Visual Impairment Cataract Removal and Lens Implantation Psychiatric Care Plans Alcohol/Drug Abuse Depression Physical/Emotional Abuse Special Care Plans Chemotherapy and External Radiation Therapy Hospice Care Postoperative Care Following Inpatient or Outpatient Surgery APPENDIXES Documentation/Insurance Payment Guidelines Indications for Referrals to Therapy/Social Services Laboratory Values Medication Administration and Teaching Guidelines NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses Resources for Home Care and Selected National Agencies Self-Determination Guidelines (Advance Directives) Standard (Universal) Precautions and Guidelines for Control of Body Substances BIBLIOGRAPHY
By Karen E. Monks, MSN, RN, Recruitment Staff Development Specialist, Yuma Regional Home Care, Yuma, AZ