Higher Education

Documentation & the Nursing Process: A Review, 1st Edition

  • Lois Elaine White Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
  • ISBN-10: 0766850099  |  ISBN-13: 9780766850095
  • 160 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
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This handbook offers a thorough overview of nursing documentation, and its importance, within the context of the nursing process. Users learn the principles of effective documentation and methods of documenting and examine trends relevant to this aspect of nursing care. Example forms are included to provide readers with hands-on experience with the documentation format.

Features and Benefits

  • Concise size means that the book is easily portable into a clinical setting.
  • Numerous samples of correct documentation provide guides for users to follow in addition to descriptions.
  • Web Flash sections provide Internet resources related to the content found in the handbook, providing opportunities for users to explore concepts in greater depth.
  • Volume thoroughly discusses the various aspects of documentation � purposes, principles, methods, forms, trends and more.
  • As Documentation is based on a record of the use of the nursing process in the care of patients, the nursing process is disucssed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Nursing Process.
Chapter 2: Assessment.
Chapter 3: Diagnosis.
Chapter 4: Planning And Outcome Identification.
Chapter 5: Implementation.
Chapter 6: Evaluation.
Chapter 7: Documentation As Communication.
Chapter 8: Principles Of Effective Documentation.
Chapter 9: Methods Of Documentation.
Chapter 10: Forms For Recording Data.
Chapter 11: Trends In Documentation.
Chapter 12: Reporting.
Appendix A: Nanda Nursing Diagnoses.
Appendix B: Glossary.
Appendix C: Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Appendix D: Answers to Review Questions

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lois Elaine White

Lois Elaine Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration—community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.