Intervention and Effectiveness Research is a practical guide for organizing and navigating the intersections of research and practice. Structure, process and outcome worksheets for every step are provided together with examples from diverse settings and populations to lead readers through the process of implementing their own projects. The author guides readers through the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating projects. This book is intended for teachers of DNP and PhD programs in nursing and other disciplines, their students, and healthcare leaders who need to leverage data to demonstrate care quality and outcomes.
Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an award-winning scholar and expert nurse informatician. She is co-director of the University of Minnesota Center for Nursing Informatics, Director of the Omaha System Partnership, affiliate faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics, and faculty in the Center for Spirituality and Healing. Dr. Monsen specializes in data management for intervention effectiveness research, quality improvement, and outcome evaluation in nursing and health care.
Based on her years of public health experience and her insights from exploring big data methods with existing datasets, Dr. Monsen celebrates the power of shared understanding enabled by the use of standardized data. At the cross roads of research and practice, she champions intervention effectiveness research through three major initiatives: The Omaha System Community of Practice, The Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality; and The OmahaSystem Guidelines. These initiatives are face-to-face and Internet forums for research and quality improvement projects world-wide. Dr. Monsen is the author of over 70 published studies that have advanced the design, development and evaluation of clinical practice for diverse problems, programs, and populations.
Project Management for Healthcare Informatics will provide an explanation of the project management process tailored for nurses through its use of real clinical examples. In the first chapters, the project management process will be described in detail along with its relationship to the phases of the project life cycle. The tools available to successfully complete each phase of the project management process and move along the project life cycle will be included. The rest of the book will be devoted to discussion on how to apply these principles in the day-to-day work of the nurse—whether manager, staff nurse, educator, researcher, or informatician. Case studies and project examples will comprise the majority of material in these chapters.
Many books on project management exist, ranging from college text books to handbooks for the practicing project manager. No books, however, are specifically focused on project management for nurses. Project Management for Healthcare Informatics will fill this gap. This book will serve as a text for nurses who want to become knowledgeable in project management and/or as a reference to those nurses actually managing real world healthcare projects.
Covering a broad range of topics gathered under key sections, this essential book combines informative diagrams and images to provide memorable information for students on one page, and accessible, clearly written text on the facing page. It includes information on a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the process of gaining ethical permission, conducting research with special groups including children, and successfully conducting reviews of the literature.
Key features include:Clear and informative full colour illustrations throughout An emphasis on need-to-know research information for busy students and healthcare staff A wide range of research methods, currently used in modern healthcare research An impressive line-up of specialist and well-known experts in the field of health and nursing research
This book provides quick access to the principles and reality of research and its implementation within the education and practice environment. It is essential reading for anyone in health service education and service settings with limited time who need to draw on research evidence.
This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates (DNPs) s of the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. The second edition of this award-winning text keeps pace with the rapidly evolving health care market by presenting a more comprehensive range of evaluation strategies for analyzing quality, safety, and value in health care practice and programs, with an emphasis on conducting, interpreting, and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the results.
Based on the best evidence-based practices, the book provides DNPs with in-depth information on the conceptual basis of evaluation, its application as an integral part of contemporary health care delivery, and resources and methodology for evaluation of practice outcomes. It includes a critical examination of the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence and presents several different evaluation models including those that focus oneconomic evaluation. The evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice are covered in detail as are the evaluation of populations and health care teams, particularly interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Also addressed is the process for translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership. Numerous examples and case studies illustrate concepts.
New to the Second Edition:Includes three (3) new chapters that address evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the resultsExplores health care practice determinates related to quality, safety, and valueCovers how to lead and participate in comprehensive health care evaluations using best practices in conduct, interpretation and disseminationIncludes strategies for evaluating small, medium, and large programs
Key Features:Facilitates competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health careBased on best practices and evidence based practicesOffers practical methods and tools used to conduct and implement a QI projectProvides numerous examples and case studiesEncourages the dissemination of results using a variety of venues, such as formal presentations, posters, and publications
"..certainly a great resource for use in any healthcare setting." Reviewed by Anne Duell on behalf of Nursing Times, September 2015UNIQUE! Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX Examination (17–23% of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Exam).UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.Answer key at the back of the book offers a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment.Introduction chapter by delegation expert Ruth Hansten provides guidelines for prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment decisions as well as a concise, practical foundation on which Parts 2 and 3 build.Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios give you practice in applying the principles from Part 1 with straightforward NCLEX-style multiple-choice, multiple-select, ordering, and short-answer questions to help you develop and build confidence in prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills while working within the confines of relatively simple health scenarios.Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios utilizes unfolding cases that build on the skills learned in Part 2 to equip you to make sound decisions in realistic, complex health scenarios involving complicated health problems and/or challenging patient assignment decisions and help you learn to "think like nurses" by developing what Benner (2010) calls "clinical imagination."
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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Beyond Heroes shows the reader, step by step, how ThedaCare teams developed the system, using the stories of its doctors, nurses and administrators to illustrate. The book explores each of the eight essential components of the lean system, from front-line problem solving with the scientific method to daily team huddles and creating standard work for leaders all the way to the top of an organization. Finally, the author introduces four executives from healthcare systems across North America who have implemented ThedaCare’s system and share the lessons they learned along the way.
Beyond Heroes is not just a call to action or an argument for a better healthcare system. It is a necessary roadmap through the rocky terrain ahead, one that healthcare leaders can customize to their special needs.
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