Applying Nursing Process
Because principles of nursing process are the building blocks for all care models, the nursing process is the first model nurses need to learn to “think like a nurse.” This trusted resource provides the practical guidance needed to understand and apply each phase of the nursing process, with an increased emphasis on developing both critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. With an easy-to-follow and engaging writing style, the author provides strategies, tools, and abundant examples to help nurses develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s complex health care setting.
• New! Appendix: Key Elements of Critical Thinking in Context of ANA Standards and QSEN and IOM Competencies• New! Content covers nurses’ increased responsibilities; how to prioritize, coordinate, and delegate care safely; creating healthy workplaces; updated evidence-based Critical Thinking Indicators; QSEN and IOM competencies; and more.• ANA Standards Related to This Chapter are identified in chapter openers.• Rules, given throughout the chapters, highlight important concepts, with New Rules included in this edition.• Updated! Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning Exercises are highlighted throughout to help students review and apply knowledge.• Try This on Your Own exercises encourage students to learn more deeply through application and meaningful learning.• Voices excerpts offer quotations from nurses that are inspirational or exemplary of best practices.• Think About It entries give ‘food for thought’ to stimulate thinking and reinforce content.• This Chapter and NCLEX lists important concepts and tips for applying chapter content during NCLEX.• Key Points provide a summary at the end of each chapter.