Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems…
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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.
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
Numerous worksheets and tables including healthcare spreadsheets, budgets, and calculations illustrate numerous financial and accounting methods.
Chapter opener featuresinclude learning objectives and an overview of chapter content to help you organize and summarize your notes.
Key conceptsdefinitions found at the end of each chapter help summarize your understanding of chapter content. Suggested Readings found at the end of each chapter give additional reading and research opportunities. NEW! Major revision of chapter 2 (The Health Care Environment), with additions on healthcare reform, initiatives to stop paying for hospital or provider errors, hospice payment, and funding for nursing education; plus updates of health care expenditure and pay for performance; provide a strong start to this new edition.
NEW! Major revision of chapter 5 (Quality, Costs, and Financing), with updates to quality-financing, Magnet organizations, and access to care, provides the most up-to-date information possible.
NEW! Reorganization and expansion of content in chapter 15 (Performance Budgeting) with updated examples better illustrates how performance budgeting could be used in a pay-for-performance environment.
NEW! Major revision of the variance analysis discussion in chapter 16 (Controlling Operating Results) offers a different approach for computation of variances that is easier to understand.
NEW! Addition of comparative effectiveness research to chapter 18 (Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis) covers a recently developed approach informs health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness of different treatment options. NEW! Addition of nursing intensity weights, another approach for costing nursing services, to chapter 9 (Determining Health Care Costs and Prices), lets you make decisions about what method works best for you.
This text provides comprehensive coverage of all the important processes and techniques that are important for training and development of nurses as good administrators.
Strictly as per the INC syllabus
Comprehensive and exhaustive coverage yet concise and well structured
Dual treatment of concepts: theoretical and applied
Lucid style with easy language for ease of comprehension
Student-friendly style of presentation: short sentences, bulleted lists, and ample number of tables, figures and charts
End-of-chapter questions including multiple-choice questions, especially included keeping in view the examination perspective
New to the Second Edition
New concepts/techniques of management added in several chapters
Updated information added in a number of chapters
Outdated content has been replaced with new up-to-date information
An altogether new look and feel provided to the book
"[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.
· A website with videos of the authors explaining difficult concepts, exercises to help students apply theory to practice and weblinks to further resources
· Case scenarios which demonstrate leadership in action across a variety of settings
. Up-to-date, including the implications of the Francis report
Relationship-Based Care provides a practical framework for addressing current challenges and is intended to benefit health care organizations in which commitment to care and service to patients is strong and focused. It will also prove useful in organizations searching for solutions to complex struggles with patient, staff and physician dissatisfaction; difficulty recruiting and retaining and developing talented staff members; conflicted work relationships and related quality issues. The book is the result of 25 years of experience of Creative Health Care Management, a nursing management consulting firm founded by Marie Manthey.
-Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL
Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide
From the Foreword
Now in its second edition, this book remains the only comprehensive resource for clinical nurse leaders preparing for certification. The guide stems directly from Dr. King' s acclaimed exam preparation course, which resulted in a 100% pass rate among students who took the course. The second edition reflects the new requirements of Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013), featuring new and updated chapters with information about risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice; an updated glossary of key terms; and new multiple choice questions and case studies.
The resource mirrors the format of the AACN exam, and continues to cover all aspects of the current test, providing detailed information on taking the exam, how to analyze and interpret exam questions, basic test-taking skills, questions to stimulate critical thinking, a sample exam with answers and rationales, and content review of everything you need to know to succeed on the exam. The review not only helps individuals preparing for the exam, but also provides strategies to help groups make the best use of the book. It offers direction for faculty who are designing review courses and serves as a valuable resource during the CNL program itself.
New to the Second Edition:
Reflects new competencies
Presents new and updated chapters
Includes a new glossary of terms
Provides new multiple choice questions and case studies
Addresses risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice
Delivers top-notch, comprehensive test preparation assistance
Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysisIncludes new competencies Facilitates critical thinking with unfolding case studies Presents multiple choice questions written by certified CNLs
"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
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.
"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
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.
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.
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
The third edition of this classic study guide for nurse educators taking the CNE exam continues to be the only concise review book to feature a systematic approach to exam preparation. Presented in both book and e-book format, it is updated throughout and includes a more in-depth focus on distance-learning modes along with new content on global initiatives and interdisciplinary and interprofessional education. A majority of the Q&As have been revised to reflect a stronger integrative and application focus, and 100 new questions have been added throughout the book for a total of 350 questions. Chapter references have been updated to provide opportunity for further study. The third edition is also geared for use by nurse educators in Canada who intend to take the CNE exam.
The CNE review, designed for use by both novice and expert nurse educators, incorporates all content areas designated by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as essential knowledge in the field. It is formatted to closely reflect the test blueprint. Valuable features include case studies and critical thinking questions, Evidence-Based Teaching Practice boxes, "Teaching Gems" offering advice from practice experts, review questions at the end of each chapter, and a practice CNE exam with answers and rationales.
New to the Third Edition:More in-depth focus on distance-learning modesNew content on global initiativesAdditional information on interdisciplinary and interprofessional education100 additional review questions reflecting a higher integrative and application focusCNE app with updated Q&As and rationales available as a separate purchase
Key Features:Offers systematic approach to exam preparationClosely reflects the NLN test blueprintHighlights areas designated by the NLN as essential knowledgeIncludes case studies, critical thinking questions, 350 practice questions with rationales, and practice testProvides Evidence-Based Teaching Practice Boxes and "Teaching Gems" from practice experts
Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care looks at the importance of person-centred practice (PCP) from a variety of practice, strategic, and policy angles, exploring how the principles of PCP underpin a variety of perspectives, including within leadership and in the curriculum. The book explores not only a range of methodologies, but also covers a variety of different healthcare settings and contexts, including working within mental health services, acute care, nursing homes, the community, and working with children and people with disabilities.
Key features:Significantly updated and expanded since the previous edition, taking into account the considerable changes in recent health care advancements, including the ‘Francis’ reportBuilds on previous perspectives of person-centredness in nursing and applies them in a broader nursing and health care contextIncludes a stronger exploration on the role of the service-userShows the use of life-story and narrative approaches as a way of putting the individual’s identity at the heart of the care relationshipIncludes learning features such as links to current practice developments and reflective questions
The text describes the relationship between nursing and health care economics and traces the history of our health care system from the early 1900s through today. It contrasts the economics of health care with that of classic free markets and discusses the intersection of ethics and economics, providing nurses with the ethical tools to thoughtfully consider dilemmas arising from today’s focus on the bottom line. The book describes how to use economic principles to shape organizations and public policy and includes a step-by-step, skillbuilding guide to enhancing professional influence through participation on governing boards. Complex financial principles are broken down to facilitate understanding for nurses with no prior knowledge of this discipline. The book also includes relevant information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is compatible with online teaching and coursework. Faculty resources include PowerPoint slides, a test bank, comprehensive review questions, and sample syllabi.
KEY FEATURES:Fulfills one of the key Essentials of Baccalaureate EducationAddresses the specific needs of RN to BSN courses with a concise, easy-to-read formatIlluminates complex principles with specific, engaging case examples relevant to nursing practiceAuthored by a leading nurse expert, health policy leader, former dean, and award-winning teacherGuides readers in using economic principles to shape organizations and public policy
New sections added in this revised fourth edition include sequencing whole genomes, even those of newborns; the new developments in genetic testing now provided by online commercial companies such as 23andMe; the genetic testing of fetuses by capturing their DNA circulating in the pregnant woman's blood; the Stanford Prison experiment and its relevance to the abuses at the Abu Graib prison; recent breakthroughs in the diagnosis of consciousness disorders such as PVS; the ongoing controversy generated by the NIH study of premature babies at many NICUs throughout the county, a study known as SUPPORT that the OHRP (Office of Human Research Protections, an office within the department of HHS) deemed unethical.
Devettere updates most chapters. New cases include Marlise Munoz (dead pregnant woman's body kept on life support by a Texas hospital), Jahi McMath (teenager pronounced dead in California but treated as alive in New Jersey), Margot Bentley (nursing home feeding a woman dying of end stage Alzheimer’s despite her advance directive that said no nourishment or liquids if she was dying with dementia), Brittany Maynard (dying 29-year-old California woman who moved to Oregon to commit suicide with a physician's help), and Samantha Burton (woman with two children who suffered rupture of membranes at 25 weeks and whose physician obtained a court order to keep her at the hospital to make sure she stayed on bed rest). Thoughtfully updated and renewed for a new generation of readers, this classic textbook will be required reading for students and scholars of philosophy and medical ethics.
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
"With an academic portfolio nursing faculty members can monitor their career development and present their work for others to review and critique. This is an easy-to-read book that will serve as a valuable resource for nursing faculty members in developing their academic portfolios."
Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health
School of Nursing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Using the Fast Facts style of concise, easy-to-access information, this book is the only comprehensive guide to creating an outstanding professional academic portfolio for entry into, and promotion and tenure within, an academic nursing setting. It is designed for recent nursing graduates who want to teach, faculty who need to polish their academic portfolio, and individuals already established in academia who seek promotion or tenure.This volume will help nursing academics:
Assess their strengths and weaknessesWrite a personal statementDemonstrate their teaching skillsShowcase their research/scholarshipOrganize and present their portfolioDevelop an E-portfolio
The book provides clear guidelines on what to include in a professional portfolio, and elements to highlight when seeking work in a specific discipline or academic role. It describes pitfalls to be avoided and how to insure effective coverage of teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as addresses the differences between systems and policies of academia, versus those of community college nursing programs and diploma schools of nursing. This guide also helps prepare nurses for the rigors of promotion and tenure by clarifying what to expect and how candidates are evaluated. Numerous examples illustrate actual professional faculty experience and include personal statements written by successful nurse educators.Key Features:
Provides a concise, step-by-step guide for aspiring, new, and experienced nurse faculty who need to prepare an outstanding professional portfolio for promotion and tenureOrganized for quick access to types of content to be included in portfolioIncludes numerous examples from real-life portfoliosFeatures "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to clearly guide new nurse facultyProvides recommendations for achieving academic advancementBased on SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) method of communication
Based on an innovative, active learning paradigm, this course review for the Leadership and Management Nursing Skills NCLEX-RN features the use of unfolding case studies to thoroughly engage students while helping them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Unlike other content review books, this resource builds required content into compelling case scenarios that mimic situations in real-life practice. It features answers and rationales at the end of each chapter and includes 200 questions comprised of 150 multiple choice and 50 alternative NCLEX-RN style questions. The book is also infused with Web links and resources that will keep students engaged and further reinforce realistic decision-making.
The review focuses on developing leadership and management competencies, patient care management including advanced directives, ethical and legal issues, organizational management, and delegating responsibilities to other members of the health care team. Students love this innovative approach to learning how to ëthink like a nurseí! Faculty find the case studies useful for clinical make-up assignments. Available in both print and eBook formats, the review is enhanced by the inclusion of URLs linking to resources that expands scope of content and increases content assimilation.Key Features:
Promotes active learning through use of unfolding case studiesEschews traditional repetitive question review for an intensified learning experienceProvides answers conveniently located at the end of each chapter and rationales for both correct AND incorrect answersServes as a handy resource for clinical make-up assignmentsIncludes more than 200 questions including 150 multiple choice and 50 alternative NCLEX questions
Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum – all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning.
This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field.
This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to:Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization.Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area.Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis.Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages.Develop directional strategies.Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization.Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization.Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies.Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans.
The health care industry’s revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework’s strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.
"This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly." Score: 90, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research.
This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award winner contains two new theories, including self-reliance theory and transitions theory. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide students in their appropriate use. This highly accessible book integrates nursing theory with well-defined practice areas, identifies purpose and basic concepts, foundational literature, relationships among concepts, and use in practice. Chapters are organized by central theories, each of which is covered in depth. Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter facilitate more in-depth research. The book remains an essential text for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral nursing programs.New to the Third Edition:
Presents two new theories: self-reliance theory and transitions theoryDeletes two theories no longer in use: community empowerment and family stress/adaptationUpdates and revises all other content from the second editionGuides students in appropriate use of theory per level of complexity
While many books exist on project management in health care, most are written from the perspective of a hospital’s upper leadership. This is the first resource to encompass the specific knowledge base and skills required for graduate-level nurses and students to effectively perform the duties of a project manager. Based on proven project management principles, the text defines concepts specifically for APNs and APNs with a DNP degree, and enables them to apply processes used in the business operations side of a health care organization. The book describes the fundamentals of project design step by step, from needs assessment through project closing. It provides detailed examples of tools used by project managers, describes how to apply these tools in the management of a complex health care work environment, and identifies key concepts critical to project success.
The text demonstrates how APNs can harness the skills and organizational frameworks they already use to manage patient care and outcomes to improve systems care and implement change in complex medical systems. It describes in depth the five basic concepts of project management, including the basics of monitoring timelines, design and planning, implementation, monitoring and control, and project closing. The book also discusses a variety of roles available to APNs, including sample job descriptions requiring project management skills. Written in a clear and accessible format, the text is replete with practical examples demonstrating how current APNs and DNPs can utilize and apply project management skills as they implement a project at work or prepare a practicum assignment for graduation.
KEY FEATURES:Encompasses the knowledge base and skills required specifically for APN project management Describes fundamentals of project design from start to finish Based on proven project management concepts in terminology familiar to APNs Includes practical examples from a variety of nursing roles to guide the novice project manager Provides key information to help the transition from bedside nurse to APN leader