Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast...
Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is an orientation guide and reference, designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. Critical information presented in each chapter includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, and critical thinking questions.
With this guide, nurses can get the information they need fast in bullet-point lists. Each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. All new ER nurses and their preceptors will find this book to be a reference they cannot do without.
Key topics covered include: Cardiovascular Emergencies Disaster Response Emergencies Infectious Disease Emergencies Mental Health Emergencies Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies And many more!
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.
The "all-in-one," fast facts for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs Explores reasons to become a nurse practitionerClarifies NP education hurdles: from choosing the right program to selecting the best clinical preceptor, and moreOffers suggestions on how to survive the first year of practiceDiscuses contractual relationships with institutions, doctors and related health providersOutlines legal/malpractice issuesExplores the DNP degree as the coming mandate for NP practiceFeatures personal stories from the author and colleagues in a straight-from-the-shoulder styleIncludes check lists to facilitate important decision making, and charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements
Orem's Model proposes that nursing should be especially concerned with the patient's need to move continuously towards responsible action in self-care in order to sustain life and health or to recover from disease or injury. The actions required of nurses to achieve these goals are clearly described.
New to This Edition:
*Stronger discussion of different worldviews (e.g., constructivism, postpositivism, and pragmatism) and how they relate to different methodological choices.
*Clearer emphasis on doing a generalized qualitative study, while acknowledging 12 specialized genres (e.g., action-based research, arts-based research, autoethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, and others).
*Expanded discussions of different kinds of qualitative study samples and of mixed methods.
*New ideas on how to avoid getting stalled when analyzing qualitative data.
*Consideration of an additional way of concluding a qualitative study: by taking action.
*Chapters start with an abstract and end with a suggested exercise.
*Key terms and concepts appear in boldface throughout the text and are listed in end-of-chapter recaps as well as in the book’s glossary.
*Sections within each chapter start with a preview box: “What you should learn from this section."
*An appendix presents a semester- or yearlong field-based project.
Safety in Numbers is the first book to examine the arguments for and against ratios. Utilizing survey data, interviews, and other original research, Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, and Tanya Bretherton weigh the cost, benefits, and effectiveness of ratios in California and the state of Victoria in Australia, the two places where RN staffing levels have been mandated the longest. They show how hospital cost cutting and layoffs in the 1990s created larger workloads and deteriorating conditions for both nurses and their patients-leading nursing organizations to embrace staffing level regulation. The authors provide an in-depth account of the difficult but ultimately successful campaigns waged by nurses and their allies to win mandated ratios. Safety in Numbers then reports on how nurses, hospital administrators, and health care policymakers handled ratio implementation.
With at least fourteen states in the United States and several other countries now considering staffing level regulation, this balanced assessment of the impact of ratios on patient outcomes and RN job performance and satisfaction could not be timelier. The authors' history and analysis of the nurse-to-patient ratios debate will be welcomed as an invaluable guide for patient advocates, nurses, health care managers, public officials, and anyone else concerned about the quality of patient care in the United States and the world.
With an emphasis on the benefits of an interprofessional team, the book describes the most effective approaches to health care delivery using health information technology. It describes a nursing informatics model that is comprised of three core domains: point-of-care technology, data management and analytics, and patient safety and quality. The book also includes information on point-of-care applications, population health, data management and integrity, and privacy and security. New and emerging technologies explored include genomics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and data mining. Case studies and critical thinking exercises support the concept-based curriculum and facilitate out-of-the-box thinking. Supplemental materials for instructors include PowerPoint slides and a test bank. While targeted primarily for the nursing arena, the text is also of value in medicine, health information management, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Addresses DNP Essential IV Core Competency for Informatics
Focuses specifically on using nursing informatics expertise to improve population health, quality, and safety
Advocates an interprofessional team approach to optimizing health IT in all practice settings
Stimulates critical thinking skills that can by applied to all aspects of IT health care delivery
Discusses newest approaches to interprofessional education for IT health care delivery
"[O]ffers advice on everything from organizing the clinical experience to understanding the legal issues of clinical education....The authors have 32 years of combined teaching experience and are able to offer quality, real life, clear instructions and advice in an easy-to-read book that easily slips into a lab coat pocket for a ready reference. This is a must have for the new clinical instructor as well as a concise reference for those who have been in the trenches but could use some streamlining to their teaching methods."--Nursing Education Perspectives
This new edition of the popular ìFast Factsî guide to nursing education continues to provide a wealth of pragmatic information about preparing nurses to become top-notch clinical instructors. Using real-life experiences, the guide follows the instructor from day one through clinical assignments to complete an entire rotation. Substantially revised, it includes:
Two new chapters:The role of simulation in clinical learning Sample letters of reference and how to obtain them
New or revised information:Case studies of negative experiences that illustrate what not to do as a clinical instructor New examples of online modules Changes in accreditation requirements How to foster student accountability Preparing for your clinical teaching assignment How to organize your semester regarding goals, communication with students, establishing student expectations, and more Changes in student and teacher liability How to identify and help weak students How to deal with punctuality and absences Safety concerns
The book describes policies and procedures with which instructors must be familiar, and reviews legal issues including confidentiality and patient privacy. Proper documentation and student evaluations are discussed as well as how to conduct student clinical conferences. Also covered are ways to make efficient use of onsite personnel and the instructorís responsibility regarding NCLEX preparation. This is a valuable resource for nurses who are beginning their professional teaching careers and for seasoned faculty trying to optimize the learning experience for their students.
New to This Edition
*Chapters on using each type of analysis with multicategorical antecedent variables.
*Example analyses using PROCESS v3, with annotated outputs throughout the book.
*More tips and advice, including new or revised discussions of formally testing moderation of a mechanism using the index of moderated mediation; effect size in mediation analysis; comparing conditional effects in models with more than one moderator; using R code for visualizing interactions; distinguishing between testing interaction and probing it; and more.
*Rewritten Appendix A, which provides the only documentation of PROCESS v3, including 13 new preprogrammed models that combine moderation with serial mediation or parallel and serial mediation.
*Appendix B, describing how to create customized models in PROCESS v3 or edit preprogrammed models.
"For those looking for a mentor, this book provides invaluable advice on what attracts mentors and makes them believe in you and be willing to support your development...This book is an excellent resource for mentors and protÈgÈs."--Nurse Educator
"Dr. Vance's pioneering work on mentorship has provided us with the language, understanding, and strategies for building these essential professional support relationships. This book extends her work in practical and useful ways that will help us build the new generation of excellent clinical experts, advocates, and nurse leaders."
From the Foreword by Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The American Journal of Nursing
This newest addition to the Fast Facts series provides insight for protÈgÈs and mentors on using mentoring to build new generations of successful nurses. It covers a quick history of why mentoring is important, how a protÈgÈ can identify and mentor, and how to develop and maintain a healthy mentor-protÈgÈ relationship. It also contains the necessary tools to help novice nurses benefit from mentor support through difficult and sometimes frightening and confusing times.
Written by Connie Vance, an innovator in nursing mentorship research, this book presents new nurses with tools to identify the perfect "mentor match" and cultivate the mentor relationship in ways that result in valuable career-building insight. It includes guidelines to ensure a truly valuable and influential mentor relationship, contributing to career success in nursing.
Key Features:Contains guidelines for creating a personal mentor action plan, complete with a chart for use in mentoring practice Provides 10 tips on raising mentor intelligence and how to use it as a source for career success Highlights resources for networking and collective mentoring to assist in career development
"This book provides wonderful tools for nurses to use in practice, education, or even for self-care. Designed for any nurse, new or experienced, who wishes to learn more about applying Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory to practice, it supplies the meaning behind the importance of having a practice based on mindfulness....[It] is a practical, easy-to-read book for all nursing audiences and could be used at any educational level."--Doody's Medical Reviews
ìSitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resourceÖ The strength of this book is its simplicity on one level yet its complexity as the reader works throughout the layers incorporated within the book.î--Nursing Times
This is the first text to help students and practicing nurses translate and integrate the philosophy and abstracts of Caring theory into everyday practice. It was developed for use as the primary text for an online caring theory course that will be offered through the Watson Caring Science Institute in October 2013.
Through case examples and guiding activities, the book helps students and practitioners to more fully comprehend the meaning and use of each Caritas Process. It draws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teaching of Thich Nhat Hahn, a renowned Buddhist monk, poet, author, teacher, and peace activist. Each of the ten Caritas Processes are clearly presented by the author and accompanied by guided mindfulness and artistic practices to support learning and absorption of the method. These artistic practices include the use of images, art, metaphors, and expressive symbols that are designed to promote meaningful introspection and self-awarenessóthe underpinnings of genuine Caritas practice. The book reflects several years of teaching by the author, who has been invited by several large health care institutions (including Kaiser-Permanente) to provide training based on her materials.Key Features:
Helps students and practitioners to integrate the philosophy and abstracts of Caring theory into clinical practiceOffers case studies and guided activities to reinforce contentDraws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat HahnIncludes concrete guided mindfulness and artistic practices for each of the ten Caritas ProcessesDesigned for a wide audience including undergraduate, graduate and international nursing students
*Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter--quick quizzes with answer keys.
*End-of-chapter writing exercises, research activities, and suggested resources.
*Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary.
*Boxed tips from experts in the respective approaches.
*Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class.
Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Nursing Research Category
The fifth edition is distinguished from other texts by its focus on developing a framework that integrates all types of evaluation in a nursing program. It addresses how to develop a test blueprint and assemble, administer, write, and analyze tests. It provides rubrics for scoring tests and written assignments along with examples. Its guidelines for preventing cheating and conducting productive post-test discussions are especially helpful to educators. Additionally, the book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. It meets National League for Nursing's Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment and Evaluation Strategies.
NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION:Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in classroom and clinical educationA new chapter on using simulation for assessment and high-stakes evaluationNew information on evaluation in online courses, programs, and testingExpanded content on clinical evaluation and program evaluationCurrent research and new examples and toolsHow to write test items that prepare students for licensure and certification examsExpanded coverage on developing rubrics for assessing written assignments
KEY FEATURES:Describes how to develop a test blueprint and assemble, administer, write, and analyze testsProvides sample grading rubricsDemonstrates strategies for evaluating higher levels of learningExplains how to evaluate written assignments with sample scoring rubricsIncludes an Instructor’s Manual with sample syllabus, PowerPoint slides, and an online course with 17 modules, each with student learning activities, discussion questions, and online resources
Rich and frequent examples from the literaturedemonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies. Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today’s healthcare environment.NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today’s emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.
NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative researchaddresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing.
NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collectionguides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods. NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.
*"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft.
*"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary.
*End-of-chapter quizzes with answers.
*Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems.
*Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
"I truly believe that your book made it possible for me to successfully complete the CNE exam! It truly is the only book you need to pass the CNE exam - I'm living proof! Thanks so much! I learned a lot from your book and intend to keep it on my desk for future reference!"-Sue Carroll, MSN, RN
Sentara College of Health Sciences
This is the only CNE review book for both novice and expert nurse educators that offers a systematic approach to preparing for the CNE Certification Exam. This concise Manual is aligned with the NLNís test blueprint to reflect not only requisite knowledge but also the percentages of content distribution in the new test plan.
The book is organized into fifteen chapters that address the core content of topics outlined in the exam blueprint. Additionally, each chapter is organized into bite-size segments to facilitate ease of use. Chapters contains case studies, tips for test success, and critical thinking questions along with web links for accessing additional content on a particular topic. Review questions complete each chapter and a sample CNE test is provided. Three practice tests are also included along with an answer key and rationale for self-assessment.New to the Second Edition:
Reflects shifting paradigms in nursing educationFocuses on specific change theory, mentoring, incivility, curriculum design, and technologyRevises content to reflect the new NLN CNL test planIncludes additional questions and teaching examples
*Chapter subheadings written as questions to help students quickly find the answers they need.
*Key tips and checklists for managing each phase of a study.
*Exercises that build core research skills.
*Annotated sample journal article with commentary on the writing and publication process.
The text helps graduate students to master the skills they need to work effectively with interdisciplinary colleagues, address challenges within the confines of budget constraints, and resolve health care disparities and improve outcomes in all settings. With contributions from expert scholars and clinicians in the humanities, natural and social sciences, organizational studies, business, nursing, and other health care sciences, this inspirational text fulfills the DNP core competencies as described in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of DNP Education.
New to the Second Edition:Updated and expanded to incorporate new leadership challenges resulting from health care reformExpands the scope of leadership to encompass emerging health care contexts, transformation of vision, and practice innovations Includes a new chapter addressing transformative leadership vis-à-vis changing health care perspectives Presents a new chapter describing emerging contexts for health care and how to build a respectful culture in which emerging leaders can thriveIncludes updated tools, health care paradigms, and leadership inspiration Presents cases and reflective questions that help students apply the theoretical content to their own situations and generate discussion across cohorts of students
Key Features:Written expressly for APRNs transitioning into leadership rolesGrounded in competencies and essentials of doctorate education for advanced nursing practiceTraces the trajectory from expert clinician to role of leader of complex organizations and patient populationsDraws from experts in the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, nursing, and health care
Jean Watson, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN
"I am honored and delighted to recommend this text for all nurses who cared for and care about patients."
from the Foreword by May Wykle, RN, PhD, FAAN
This book places comfort at the forefront of nursing care, by presenting a carefully researched theory of comfort that nurses can use as a framework for practice. Engagingly written, the book combines a first-person account of the development of the theory with supporting research, and practical information for its application. Kolcaba analyzes the concept of comfort; describes its physical, psychospiritual, environmental and sociocultural components; evaluates its meaning in the many different contexts in which health care occurs; and describes how it can be measured. The appendix includes comfort care questionnaires that can be used with patients in many settings, and a comfort scale that can be used with patients for a quick assessment of comfort. Clinicians, researchers, educators, and students will find this holistic approach helpful in setting priorities and parameters for patient care.
Applying the concepts and principles of Systems Theory, the guide moves through the development process to include evaluation procedures where decisions are based on data. It addresses the common definitions of curriculum, how to design a curriculum, and how to design courses in accordance with the organizing elements of the program. The guide covers the purposes and development of a mission statement and of a program philosophy, as well as how to select an organizational framework. Curriculum implementation and faculty development requirements are also explored, in addition to educational and program outcomes and their evaluation. Organized for quick access and ease of use, each chapter defines key terms, summarizes important points, and lists resources for additional study.Key Features:
Designed for use by all nursing educators regardless of educational environment or type of learnerBreaks each step of the program development process into manageable parts that build on each otherUses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation Assists new nurse educators in quickly identifying the individual elements of a program and grasping the connections between them
*Practice exercises adapted from Josselson's popular workshops.
*Annotated examples of "good" and "bad" interviews.
*A chapter on interviewing dos and don'ts.
*Appendices with interview aids, sample follow-up questions, and a sample consent form.
In a series of provocative essays, The Complexities of Care rejects the assumption that nursing work is primarily emotional and relational. The contributors-international experts on nursing- all argue that caring discourse in nursing is a dangerous oversimplification that has in fact created many dilemmas within the profession and in the health care system. This book offers a long-overdue exploration of care at a pivotal moment in the history of health care. The ideas presented here will foster a critical debate that will assist nurses to better understand the nature and meaning of the nurse-patient relationship, confront challenges to their work and their profession, and deliver the services patients need now and into the future.
New to This Edition
*New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation.
*Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation.
*End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts.
*Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.
*Integration of data collection, sampling, and research ethics in one volume. *Comprehensive glossary.
See also Vogt et al.'s Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data, which addresses the next steps in coding, analyzing, and interpreting data.
See also Dr. Leavy's edited volume, Handbook of Arts-Based Research, which examines the theoretical and methodological foundations of ABR and explores cutting-edge applications across disciplines.
New to This Edition:
*Covers two additional ABR genres: fiction-based research and film.
*Chapter on the criteria for evaluating ABR studies.
*Most end-of-chapter exemplars are new; plus links to online exemplars added for ABR performance studies.
*Chapters restructured to follow a consistent format.
*Implications for creative arts therapies are addressed throughout.
*Increased attention to public scholarship and audience issues.
*Expanded discussions of ABR as a paradigm, playbuilding, and technology.
*Checklists of issues to consider when deciding how to use a particular method.
*Discussion questions and activities that can be worked on in class or assigned.
*Annotated lists of suggested readings and websites, including links to online performance pieces.
*Instructive research examples from multiple disciplines.
*Flexibly organized so that chapters can be read independently or in sequence.
Winner--AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award
Advanced nursing practitioners who conduct practice-based studies will welcome this innovative text designed specifically to meet their clinical inquiry and research needs. It is the only book to address the complexities of inquiry from a practice /project, rather than research, perspective. The text builds on research concepts learned in the undergraduate and beginning levels of graduate study that, combined with the vast amount of knowledge and experience gained by the APN student, facilitate movement to the next level of understanding how clinical research differs from traditional quantitative research. The book fosters the development of such skills as finding, reading, critiquing, and translating research for use in evidenced-based practice within the health care system, with a specific population, or for policy development.
The foundation of the text is the Scholarship of Integration and Application, one of the core competencies of DNP education. Content is clearly organized to build from simple to greater complexity of information and each chapter features learning objectives, learning activities, review questions, and recommendations for additional reading.Key Features:
Provides a practice guide for clinical inquiry and research used to demonstrate practice outcomesWritten by a senior faculty highly experienced in teaching the clinical inquiry courseIllustrates the application of ëScholarship of Integration and Applicationí core competency Presents content systematically from simple to complexClearly written and useful as a guide for DNP student program/project design and evaluation
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards recognized the 8th edition with a first-place award in the Nursing Research category.Balanced coverage acquaints you with the processes behind research and evidence-based practice.Distinct coverage of qualitative and quantitative research approaches are presented in separate parts of the book to avoid the confusion that often results when the two are interwoven.Complete, high-quality research examples, including three sample critiques, demonstrate how to apply the principles outlined in the text to published quantitative and qualitative research studies.Research Vignettes help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice.All-star cast of contributors represents a widely respected team of experts in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Each chapter contains a variety of popular learning aids, including Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, Helpful Hints, Evidence-Based Practice Tips, Appraising the Evidence, Critiquing Criteria, Critique of a Research Study, Critical Thinking Decision Paths, Critical Thinking Challenges, and Key Points. NEW! Streamlined steps of the research process focus on how to appraise and apply research findings for evidence-based practice.NEW! Theory chapter features an up-to-date exploration of the most important theories behind nursing research.NEW! Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines chapter addresses this important area of nursing research.NEW! Quality Improvement chapter discusses the trending topic of quality improvement as it relates to nursing research.NEW! Updated research articles, including a Cochrane Collection study, reflect the most current, high-quality studies, particularly those that are accessible and relevant to readers with minimal clinical experience. NEW! All-new Research Vignettes illustrate the dynamic nature of nursing research.
Designated a Doody's Core Title!
Middle Range Theory for Nursing is a textbook designed for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral programs. As described in the 2d edition of the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, middle range theory "is a basic, usable structure of ideas, less abstract than grand theory and more abstract than empirical generalizations or micro-range theoryÖ. Middle-range theories are developed and grown at the intersection of practice and research to provide guidance for everyday practice and scholarly research rooted in the discipline of nursing."
In this revised and updated second edition, the authors will revise the eight theories that were examined in the first edition with published research and practice updates along with any changes in the basic concepts and models. Seven new theories will be added. Each theory is presented by the theorist in a consistent format: purpose of the theory; basic concepts; relationships among the concepts, the model; use of the theory in nursing research and/or practice; conclusions; references.
Theories new to the second edition
Symptom Management (Dodd et al.)Caring (Swanson)Embodied Language (Liehr et al.)Cultural Self-reliance (Lowe)Caregiver Stress (Tsai)Clinical Decision Making (Chase)Moral Reckoning (Nathaniel)
Fully updated and revised, the second edition provides sound advice addressing the changing dynamics in health care that have amplified the challenges of clinical nurse management. It offers strategies for boosting staff morale during times of fear and anxiety, explains how to reclaim professional practice and focus on quality of care, advocates for nurses at senior levels, and discusses how to maintain one’s identity in an interdisciplinary setting. Designed to assist clinical nurse managers at all levels in developing new and effective ways of leading in a rapidly changing health care environment, this resource helps foster a better quality of work life and professional practice. It features concise chapters and bulleted information for quick access and at-a-glance “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes. Also included are helpful tools and worksheets for managing a variety of challenges, along with the “Top 10 Fast Facts for Thriving in a Changing Workplace.”
New to the Second Edition:
Completely updated and revised
New chapter, “Who Stole the Art of Nursing?”
New content on fostering and nurturing therapeutic relationships
More information on rewards and recognition to keep staff motivated
Presents timely content ready to be applied in a professional setting
Presents information in an easy-to-access format with concise chapters, bulleted lists, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes
Advocates a back-to-basics approach to clinical care
Packed with current, useful, and accessible information that fits in a pocket
Written by a noted author, keynote speaker, and facilitator highly experienced in helping nurses in leadership roles
In their attempts to retain profit margins or even just to stay afloat, hospitals adopted a common set of practices to cut costs and increase revenues. Many strategies squeezed greater productivity out of nurses and other hospital workers. Nurses' workloads increased to the point that even the most skilled nurses questioned whether they could provide minimal, safe care to patients. As hospitals hemorrhaged money, it seemed that no one—not hospital administrators, not doctors—felt they could afford to listen to nurses.
Through a careful look at the effects of the restructuring strategies chosen and implemented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the author examines management's efforts to balance service and survival. By showing the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses' ability to plan, evaluate, and deliver excellent care, Weinberg provides a stinging indictment of standard industry practices that underestimate the contribution nurses make both to hospitals and to patient care.
Useful pedagogical features in every chapter include:
*Application exercises and concept exercises.
*Lists of key terms and engaging topical boxes.
*Annotated suggestions for further reading.
The guide addresses the qualities of a good preceptor, communication and delegation skills, and the importance of evidence-based practice for the preceptor role. It discusses how to prepare new nurses for the reality shock of entering a new arena, and how to recognize and help the preceptee who is struggling. Nurse preceptors will gain insight into how to assist preceptees in organizing their clinical day and prioritizing their responsibilities. From suggestions in conflict resolution and bullying to aids in developing critical thinking skills to advice on completing relevant documentation, this guide helps new nurse preceptors to provide a well-orchestrated orientation that will ensure a positive experience for novice nurses and the subsequent delivery of quality, patient-centered care. Sample competency forms and clinical tools add to the bookís utility, as well.
Delivers vital information on all aspects of successful nurse preceptorship in a concise, easy-access format
Includes evidence-based content throughout
Provides guidance on identifying and developing successful nurse preceptors
Addresses organization, prioritization, delegation, effective communication, conflict resolution, and the development of critical thinking skills
Offers key information on competency assessment and evaluations
A special ìPreceptorís Problem Solverî chapter addresses clinical issues unique to the nurse preceptorís role
Newly expanded and updated with a wealth of practical information, the third edition of this bestselling Fast Facts guide offers pragmatic advice on how to tailor teaching to nurses in different clinical sites, specialties, and student populations; and addresses new requirements regarding online learning and hospital electronic documentation. Providing concrete tools for anxiety and stress reduction, the third edition also focuses on the importance of self-care.
Following the instructor from day one through an entire rotation, the book helps readers to organize the clinical experience, develop effective relationships with staff at clinical facilities, make clinical assignments, plan orientation days, develop clinical rotations, and understand relevant legal issues. It covers key information about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site. Delivered in a concise, quick-access, easy-to-read format, the book helps both new and experienced instructors to optimize the learning experience for their students.New to the Third Edition:Describes how to tailor teaching to various clinical sites, specialties, and different student populationsProvides helpful stress- and anxiety-reduction tools for instructors and their studentsCovers the requirements of online learning and hospital electronic documentationHighlights ways to retain clinical facultyKey Features:Disseminates practical information in concise, quick-access "Fast Facts" styleUseful for both novice and experienced clinical instructorsDescribes what every clinical instructor needs to know about policies and procedures, from school to clinical site.Discusses documentation and student evaluations, student clinical conferences, and NCLEX preparationReviews legal issues, including confidentiality and patient privacy