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

The perfect pocket guide makes care planning easier.

This quick-reference tool has exactly what you need to select the appropriate diagnosis to plan your patients’ care effectively. Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales, 16th Edition features all the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions from NANDA-I 2021-2023.


  • Alphabetized listing of nursing diagnoses from NANDA-I 2021-2023, covering more than 400 diseases/disorders
  • 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.
  • NIC and NOC labels at the end of each diagnosis
  • 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.
  • Index with hundreds of diseases/disorders with prioritized associated nursing diagnoses
  • Robust mobile app: bookmark frequently accessed topics
  • New & Updated! The latest diagnoses and updated interventions from NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification 2021-2023, 12th Edition, including 46 new diagnoses and 67 revised diagnoses, the most current NANDA-I terminology, and labels from NIC and NOC that link content to nursing diagnosis, and statistic data
  • Revised! Streamlined preface that focuses on how to use the book