Psychiatric Nursing: Assessment, Care Plans, and Medications Name Change and New Edition

Psychiatric Nursing: Assessment, Care Plans, and Medications formerly called Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing: Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications is in its 9th Edition and STAT!Ref has it available now.

Psychiatric Nursing

This new 9th Edition of Psychiatric Nursing: Assessment, Care Plans, and Medications is the most complete and easy-to-use resource on how to develop practical, individualized plans of care for psychiatric and mental health patients.

The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings…from in-patient hospitalization through the outpatient clinic…to home health and private practice.

Completely revised and updated throughout, the 9th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge and new medications in the field, including the DSM-5, all of today’s new psychotropic medications, and the 2012-2014 content in the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II.

Key Features:

  • Index of Client Behaviors.
  • Concept Mapping and the use of Concept Care Map Plans introduced in Chapter 1.
  • Organized by DSM-5 and NANDA diagnoses.
  • Nursing diagnoses and interventions include the definition, possible etiologies, objectives broken down to show long- and short-term goals, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/discharge criteria.
  • Each psychiatric disorder lists background assessment data, predisposing factors, symptomatology, and nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions commonly associated with the disorder.
  • Unit on psychotropic drug classifications covers anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, mood stabilizing agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and agents for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • Indications, route, and dosage listed for individual drugs as well as for classifications.

For those who subscribe to this resource please know that the new 2015 9th edition has been moved on the STAT!Ref interface from "N" to "P" and has been automatically updated in your subscription.

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