Clinical Pathways in Nursing: A Guide to Managing Care from Hospital to Home
The first-ever step-by-step guide to the full continuum of care! Includes 30 pathways, each covering prehospital admission, acute care, and home care; multidisciplinary care interventions; medical, surgical, and psychosocial problems; and patient outcomes, patient teaching, and nursing research. Contents include contributors, consultants, and reviewers; preface; overview; respiratory problems; cardiovascular problems; metabolic function problems; cancer; renal disorders; musculoskeletal problems; neurologic problems; bowel elimination problems; pressure ulcers; psychiatric disorders; appendices, including NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses and national resources; selected references; and index.
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