Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales

Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales
15th Ed.
2019 © F. A. Davis Company
Alice C. Murr B SN, RN—Retired; Marilynn E. Doenges A PRN, BC—Retired; Mary Frances Moorhouse RN, MSN, CRRN
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-7644-2
Nursing, Diagnosis, Point of Care


This quick-reference tool has what you need to select the appropriate diagnosis to plan your patients' care effectively. The 15th Edition features all the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions.

Key Features:

  • • Actions/interventions uniquely organized by priority with selected rationales.
  • • Icons within the prioritized interventions for acute care, collaboration, community/home care/cultural considerations, diagnostic studies, medications, and lifespan considerations.
  • • Defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively.
  • • Documentation section that focuses on the other steps of the nursing process, reminding students of the importance and necessity of recording each step.
  • • NIC and NOC labels at the end of each diagnosis.
  • • Index with hundreds of diseases/disorders with prioritized associated nursing diagnose.

New to this Edition:

  • • Updated with NANDA-I 2018-2020 diagnoses, including 18 new and 72 revised diagnoses.

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This quick reference guide contains sample assessment tools, care plans, and concept mapping information essentials for nurses and nursing students. While there are other quick reference resources available on nursing diagnoses, none provide the detail necessary to promote a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nursing diagnoses, priority-based care, and their associated rationales in one handy reference."

-- Mary Nasta, MSN, RN-BC, OCN (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies)


Nurses in all clinical practice and research settings will find this guide helpful as it contains 460 disorders/health conditions listed alphabetically and coded by specialty, and it identifies nursing priorities and interventions across each specialty area. It also will aid nursing students in enhancing their care plan writing skills through their use of the nursing process.

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