Author: Diann Cameron Kelly, PhD, LMSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-03-14
This is the first undergraduate textbook to provide a comprehensive overview of essential knowledge, skill, and attitudes about safety in nursing practice. It reflects the six areas of nursing competencies as developed by the Quality and Safety Education Program for Nurses (QSEN) initiative, which are currently required content in undergraduate nursing programs. Using an inter-professional focus, the book addresses the fundamental knowledge required of entry-level nurses in each of the six QSEN areas: quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, informatics, and patient-centered care. The book includes all of the content required for nursing programs to be accredited by AACN or NLN. Contributors include nurse educators, faculty, researchers, administrators, case managers, quality improvement practitioners, and entrepreneurs of nursing as well as physicians and librarians from throughout the U.S. Readers will be privy to the unique perspectives of different health care partners who provide real life examples from an inter-professional team perspective. These include pharmacists, lawyers, physicians, librarians, quality improvement nurses, radiology technologists, nurse practitioners, hospital board members, patients, and others. Each chapter includes objectives, opening scenarios, case studies, critical thinking exercises, key terms, NCLEX-style questions, photos, tables, figures, web resources, recommendations for additional reading, and PowerPoint slides. An important feature of the book is the listing of QSEN competencies and the associated knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) in the Appendix. Key Features: Comprises the only undergraduate text to address the six areas of requisite nursing competencies as developed by the QSEN initiative Provides a strong foundation for safe, evidence-based care Presents an inter-professional approach that reflects health care today Supports teaching with PowerPoint slides, critical thinking exercises, case studies, and rationales for review questions Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, case studies, real world interviews, tables, figures, visuals, and suggested readings in each chapter
Author: Patricia Kelly, MSN, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2018-07-28
Updated to incorporate a leadership and management and interprofessional focus This second edition of Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses has been thoroughly updated with a leadership and management perspective while retaining core content that unpacks the knowledge and skills required of entry-level nurses in each of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) domains. After heart disease and cancer, patient safety errors rank as the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. As patients’ needs have increased in complexity and inter-professional teamwork and collaboration has become essential, only strong leadership skills can ensure high-quality and safe care. Nurses, largest group of health care professionals that spend the most time with patients, are uniquely suited to lead through effective management and communication in this dynamic environment. With contributions from nurses, physicians, pharmacists, librarians, attorney, and other health care professionals throughout the U.S. and beyond, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, Second Edition underscores the inter-professional focus grounding health care practice today. The updated edition includes five new chapters on implementing quality and safety initiatives from a leadership and management perspective, and state-of-the-art information on quality improvement. Each chapter contains learning objectives, opening scenarios, case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, key concepts, clinical discussion points, review activities, NCLEX-style questions, and web resources. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on leadership and management aspects of Quality and Safety Updated information from national and state health care and nursing organizations An evolving clinical case study for application of concepts throughout the text Additional patient care cases and real-life examples Interviews with a myriad of health care professionals such as educators, library scientists, lawyers, psychologists, risk managers, and many others Five new chapters addressing nurse leadership and management of high-quality care, legal and ethical aspects of quality and safety, delegating patient care and setting priorities, tools of quality improvement, and quality improvement project management Key Features: Helps nursing schools to fulfill accreditation standards for quality and safety curricula Maps the QSEN competencies for knowledge, skills and attitudes(KSA’s) for each chapter Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, case studies, interviews, NCLEX-style questions, photos, tables, suggested readings, and more in each chapter Provides instructor package with PowerPoint slides, Q&A, answers for case study and critical thinking exercises, and more Provides knowledge for Nursing Education QSEN-specific courses KSAs throughout chapters
Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s. UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse’s role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters. An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX® Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more. A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems. Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. UNIQUE! Concentration on essential knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on need-to-know content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safety as a beginning nurse.
Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015
Unit I: Foundations for medical-surgical nursing Unit II: Concepts of emergency care and disaster preparedness Unit III: Management of patients with fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances Unit IV: Management of perioperative patients Unit V: Problems of protection: management of patients with problems of the immune system Unit VI: Problems of protection: management of patients with problems of the skin, hair, and nails Unit VII: Problems of oxygenation: management of patients with problems of the respiratory tract Unit VIII: Problems of cardiac output and tissue perfusion: management of patients with problems of the cardiovascular system Unit IX: Problems of tissue perfusion: management of patients with problems of the hematologic system Unit X: Problems of mobility, sensory perception, and cognition: management of patients with problems of the nervous system Unit XI: Problems of sensory perception: management of patients with problems of the sensory system Unit XII: Problems of mobility: management of patients with problems of the musculoskeletal system Unit XIII: Problems of digestion, nutrition, and elimination: management of patients with problems of the gastrointestional system Unit XIV: Problems of regulation and metabolism: management of patients with problems of the endocrine system Unit XV: Problems of excretion: management of patients with problems of the renal/urinary system Unit XVI: Problems of reproduction: management of patients with problems of the reproductive system.
Author: Susan K. Grove
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-09-18
As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. "This would be excellent for student nurses, nurses new to research or any nurse with an interest in research." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, December 2015 Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Emphasis on critical appraisal versus critique reflects contemporary usage in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Presentation of two different appraisal processes covers both the traditional in-depth critical appraisal process that prepares you for graduate-level work in research, and the concise, practice-focused research appraisal process that equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Redesigned research example format includes research examples have been thoroughly redesigned with a clear hierarchy of subcategories. NEW! Improved focus on need-to-know content and greater use of bulleting, creative illustrations, and tables, employs a more consistent, streamlined approach from chapter to chapter. NEW! Updated research examples ensure you are learning through the most clinically relevant topics and studies. NEW! Detailed directions on how to critically appraise research syntheses — such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and mixed-methods systematic reviews — increase your understanding of the types of research syntheses conducted in nursing and how to determine the quality of these syntheses and the relevance of their findings for practice. NEW! A unique emphasis on QSEN, aided by the input of a QSEN consultant, increases the book’s relevance to national curriculum standards and promotes the safe practice of nursing by using the most current research. NEW! Chapter on the Enhanced Literature Review provides guidelines for structure of reviews written for different purposes. NEW! More practically focused chapter on Outcomes Research better addresses the trending topic of outcomes research. NEW! Expanded coverage of mixed-methods research and translational research responds to the growing emphasis on these research emphases. NEW! Expanded coverage of cultural competency and cultural validity
Author: Anita Ward Finkelman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education and professional development. This dynamic text engages students in recognizing the critical role that nurses play in healthcare delivery. Divided into four sections, this text has a unique framework and exclusively covers the Institute of Medicine s (IOM) five core competencies on quality and healthcare for all healthcare professionals. The first section introduces students to the history of the nursing profession, and covers such topics as nursing education, regulation, and accreditation. Section two explores the healthcare context in which nursing is practiced including continuum of care, health promotion, disease prevention, and illness, nursing ethics, and the nurse s role in health policy. The third section focuses on each of the five core competencies set forth by the IOM, and the final section focuses on the practice of nursing today and in the future particularly exploring the critical issue of the nursing shortage and the transformation of nursing practice."
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2003-07-01
The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.
The leadership of RNs is critical to solving the puzzle of fragmented patient care. The Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum is an evidence-based, patient-centered program that covers the dimensions, competencies, and activities of care coordination and transition management. It is designed to help you: Improve patient outcomes; Enhance access to quality care; Decrease hospital re-admissions; Decrease health care costs; Help patients navigate the health care system; Ensure continuity and seamless transitions among levels and settings of care; Work effectively in Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations; Improve the individual patient's experience of care
Author: Gloria D. Pickar
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-01-06
An excellent resource for anyone in or entering the field, market-leading DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A RATIO-PROPORTION APPROACH, fourth edition, teaches users how to reduce errors while building their confidence in dosage calculation. Extremely reader friendly, the text includes a comprehensive math review, full-color drug labels, and numerous critical thinking assessments. It carefully examines both basic and advanced calculations, including intravenous medications and those specific to the pediatric patient. Reducing the math anxiety that many readers have, the text's unique three-step method of calculating dosages-Convert, Think, Calculate-trains students to approach calculations logically and with a decreased risk of medication errors. The fourth edition reflects the most current drugs and protocol, regulations on medication abbreviations, medication administration technologies, and safe medication practices. Clinical simulations and Clinical Reasoning Skills scenarios based on QSEN principles help students develop clinical reasoning skills, while Section Examinations include test items formatted like graduate licensure examinations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, MS, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-10-24
“Nursing school did not adequately prepare me for this role” and “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this when I was a student?” are commonly heard complaints from new nurses during their first two “rite of passage” years following graduation. But this transition to professional practice—fraught with challenges, anxiety, triumphs, and tears—does not have to be so difficult. The Nurse Professional helps novices prepare for their transition into a “real world” role from being a student through graduation, NCLEX success, job search, first job, and beyond. It is the only book to cover all of the steps that new nurses must take to ensure a smooth transition into the professional role. The author is a nurse educator and mentor with extensive experience in recruiting and orienting nurses. Dr. Hunt is also co-founder of the Nurse Advocacy Forum, providing advocacy, support, networking, professional development, leadership, and mentoring to students and new graduate nurses. She offers sound advice regarding the most current issues facing new nurses and practical strategies for obtaining a job of one’s choice, describes steps to take well before graduation to ensure a smooth transition to professional practice, and addresses the various indicators of academic achievement that are required for employment at some nursing facilities. She also discusses the benefits of externships, internships, professional development, and networking, how to develop a winning portfolio, and how to successfully transition into professional practice. This book provides information on workplace bullying and how to deal with it; the importance of self-care, self-advocacy, and networking; writing a résumé; interview skills; and much more. “Top 10 Tips” in each chapter concisely highlight important topics. Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices. A PowerPoint presentation and templates for role play/simulation scenarios for faculty use are also available. Key Features: • “Top 10 Tips” in chapters concisely highlight important topics • Samples of useful forms and documents are available in chapter appendices • Delivers specific, practical strategies and exercises for a successful transition and entry into practice • Written by an experienced nurse/educator and nurse mentor who has extensive experience regarding how new nurses transition into practice
Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.
The first text to focus solely on quality and safety in radiotherapy, this work encompasses not only traditional, more technically oriented, quality assurance activities, but also general approaches of quality and safety. It includes contributions from experts both inside and outside the field to present a global view. The task of assuring quality is no longer viewed solely as a technical, equipment-dependent endeavor. Instead, it is now recognized as depending on both the processes and the people delivering the service. Divided into seven broad categories, the text covers: Quality Management and Improvement includes discussions about lean thinking, process control, and access to services. Patient Safety and Managing Error looks at reactive and prospective error management techniques. Methods to Assure and Improve Quality deals broadly with techniques to monitor, assure, and improve quality. People and Quality focuses on human factors, changing roles, staffing, and training. Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy addresses the general issues of quality assurance with descriptions of the key systems used to plan and treat patients and includes specific recommendations on the types and frequencies of certain tests. Quality Control: Equipment and Quality Control: Patient-Specific provides explicit details of quality control relating to equipment and patient-specific issues. Recently, a transformation of quality and safety in radiotherapy has begun to take place. Among the key drivers of this transformation have been new industrial and systems engineering approaches that have come to the forefront in recent years following revelations of system failures. This book provides an approach to quality that is long needed, one that deals with both human and technical aspects that must be the part of any overall quality improvement program.