Essential Skills Clusters for Nurses

Author: Lesley Coles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405183413
Release Date: 2009-05-11
Genre: Medical

This is a comprehensive, practical resource for students providing them with the core theory and knowledge underpinning nursing skills. Divided into five sections that discuss a particular area of the 'Essential Skills Clusters', the text explores care, organisational aspects of care, and much more.

Managing Change

Author: Annabel Broome
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349142910
Release Date: 1998-11-11
Genre: Management

Central to management is the management of change. The second edition of this successful book considers the leadership, interpersonal and management skills needed to manage change effectively within nursing. This is particularly important given the current pace of change within the health service. This book makes use of realistic case studies to demonstrate the stages of the change process. These are complemented with structural exercises and self-assessment questions to facilitate reader participation and application to practical situations.

Managing Yourself

Author: Verena Tschudin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349106226
Release Date: 1990-11-11
Genre: Medicine

This book is about understanding, valuing and managing yourself as a person and a professional. The chapter headings speak for themselves. The text leads from basic self-awareness - via many examples and exercises - to having and making a personal philosophy, and how to choose a career path. The book uses a personal approach to the reader. A dream is used to highlight in each chapter the salient points. A detailed chapter on career choices will help the reader to put the learning of the earlier part of the book into practice.

Clinical Governance

Author: Mary Gottwald
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335262816
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Medical

This is an accessible and practical guide to clinical governance in healthcare, designed to help practitioners and students deliver better care to patients.

The Business of Nurse Management

Author: Nancy Bateman, RN, BSN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826155733
Release Date: 2012-01-13
Genre: Medical

Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "I have not found another book like this with such detailed and comprehensive information in a multitude of areas. It will be a great help to nurse managers." Score: 97, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews "This work is more than a mere academic attempt to define basic management concepts, but rather is a robust toolkit, providing real-life examples and experiences coupled with actual tools and techniques, allowing novice nurse managers to understand concepts such as supply chain management, financial management, and labor and productivity modeling. Additionally, this book serves as a roadmap to the successful implementation of these concepts. I think the author can be confident that there will be many grateful nurse leaders who will have gained a broader perspective of their evolving role, and about how to best implement those practices." Robert Doyle, BSN, MS Managing Director National Supply Chain Practice Leader Navigant Consulting Nurse managers often assume their positions without sufficient knowledge of the nuts and bolts of managing staff and supplies. This volume provides time-tested tools, templates, and guidance that new nurse managers, administrators, and educators can use immediately to effectively manage staff and supplies while promoting quality patient care. It provides strategies for resolving common issues that can be easily adapted to individual situations and it illustrates how specific departmental needs fit into an overall operational picture. The book covers in detail all aspects of supply management, including the budgeting skills required for cost-effective purchases and supply utilization, and department budgeting. It provides tools for labor and productivity issues, including staffing models that facilitate waste reduction and increased efficiency. Strategies for effective communication with staff, colleagues, and senior management are presented, along with techniques for successful design and facilitation of meetings, conflict resolution, time management, and a working knowledge of health care finance. Case studies illustrate best approaches and successful resolutions to a variety of management challenges. Key Features: Provides time-tested tools for the daily business of nurse management Offers proven strategies and formulas that can be easily adapted and put to work immediately Includes step-by-step education on budget and finance within the health care industry Builds leadership skills through communication models and facilitation/presentation guides Clarifies complex budgetary and management issues without technical jargon

Key Concepts in Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446202623
Release Date: 2008-03-17
Genre: Medical

Nursing can be complex and challenging to new students and trainee practitioners. Key Concepts in Nursing provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field. Each entry features: " a snapshot definition of the concept; " a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice; " key points relevant to the entry; " case studies to illustrate the application to practice; " examples of further reading. Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.

Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management

Author: Sally A Weiss
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803640566
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Medical

Two books in one, for the price of one—all the issues and trends coverage you need, plus leadership and management content. The completely revised and updated 6th Edition of this popular resource prepares you to meet the challenges you’ll face as a professional in today’s changing health care environment. You’ll explore your future responsibilities as a leader and a manager and the workplace issues and trends that you’ll encounter in practice.

Placement Learning in Community Nursing E book

Author: Jane Harris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702051739
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Medical

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Author: Bessie L. Marquis
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 078177246X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Change Leadership in Nursing

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108388
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Medical

"Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere. Key Features Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels

Kozier Erb s Fundamentals of Nursing Australian Edition

Author: Audry Berman
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 9781486011452
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Medical

Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing prepares students for practice in a range of diverse clinical settings and help them understand what it means to be a competent professional nurse in the twenty-first century. This third Australian edition has once again undergone a rigorous review and writing process. Contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing are reflected in the chapters and the third edition continues to focus on the three core philosophies: Person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. Students will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver care for their patients in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.

The Rural Nurse

Author: Deana Molinari, PhD, MS, RN, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157577
Release Date: 2011-11-18
Genre: Medical

"Transitioning to rural practice can be daunting for both experienced nurses and new graduates who have an urban orientation and are accustomed to specialized practice with abundant health care resources. Since most nursing education programs and practicing nurses are located in urban settings, programs are needed to prepare nurses who choose rural practice. In their book, Dr. Molinari and Dr. Bushy provide excellent examples of practice models from North America, New Zealand, and Australia with curricula that address transition issues. The text makes a significant contribution to the discussion about how to best prepare nurses for rural practice and will be of interest to administrators, educators, and clinicians. From the Foreward by Charlene A. Winters, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC Associate Professor Montana State University College of Nursing This is the only volume to address the pressing need for practical information about transitioning from an urban-based nursing education or practice to a rural health care environment. It provides successful strategies that nurses in rural settings can use to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative programs that will meet the needs of individual rural communities. The book details current rural nursing transition-to-practice trends and issues, national standards, and evidence-based model programs worldwide. Rural practice culture is described along with professional education issues, competency, patient care, and safety. Chapters are presented in easy-to-access formats that offer ready solutions for problems commonly encountered in rural practice such as nurse recruitment and retention. In addition to health care delivery issues for specific rural populations, the book presents program descriptions from local to state levels, including locally developed education programs, urban hospital systems outreach to rural facilities, universities collaborating with rural businesses, city-based workshops, statewide competencies tracked by employers, and a distance education program customized by rural agencies. Case studies demonstrate how rural facilities-even the smallest and most isolated-are advancing health care through nurse support. The text will be of value to rural nursing staff developers, critical access hospitals and community clinic administrators, rural professional organizations, small urban health facilities, continuing education providers, nursing workforce centers, and graduate programs. Key Features: The first transition from academia-to-practice guide for rural nursing Charts evidence-based successes and offers model programs in different rural settings Provides rural-specific information to facilitate statewide health mandates Features residency program development processes, with tips and tools that work