Managing Change

Author: Annabel Broome

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349142913

Category: Management

Page: 152

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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.

Essential Skills Clusters for Nurses

Theory for Practice

Author: Lesley Coles,Barbara Marjoram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405183411

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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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 Yourself

Author: Verena Tschudin,Jane Schober

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349106224

Category: Medicine

Page: 65

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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.

Chronic Disease Management, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice - E-Book

Author: Brooke Salzman,Lauren Collins,Emily R Hajjar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744336

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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This issue covers topics central to the management of the patient with a chronic disease by taking a comprehenisve look at: Successful/Innovative Models in Chronic Disease Management, The Patient-Centered Medical Home, Self-Management Education and Support, Major Pharmacologic Issues in Chronic Disease Management, Health Information Technology, Community-Based Partnerships for Improving Chronic Disease Management, and Effective Strategies for Behavioral Change, Diabetes Management, CHF Management, Asthma Management, and Depression Management.

Change Leadership in Nursing

How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN,Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAHA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108385

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"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

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses E-Book

Author: Carl Thompson,Dawn Dowding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042528

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today. Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter Comprehensive coverage of subject

Medical Management: A Practical Guide

Author: Hameen Markar,Geraldine O'Sullivan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444145401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This essential guide provides a lifeline to authoritative, reliable information on medical management, giving you all the skills you need whether managing a junior colleague as a lead doctor, or running multidisciplinary consortia in the NHS or private sectors. Learn key skills from leadership, managing change, quality control, and project management through to doctors in difficulty, appraisals and revalidation, managing exceptional performance, and poor performance Comprehensive coverage of NHS and private healthcare, primary care, acute and emergency care, mental health, and many other sectors Gain insight into important topics such as healthcare innovations and technologies, implementing evidence-based medicine, medical education, patient safety, and primary care consortia Refine your management skills with advice, wisdom, and practical help from key opinion leaders, medical professionals, and management experts In this world of change, reforms and new government initiatives, can you afford not to build on your existing skills? Whether you are new to medical management or an experienced director wishing to stay up to date and refine your expertise, this book will be an invaluable source of advice to help you manage the delivery of high-quality care.

Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills

Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241158

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills — from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device — and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill. Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings. Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses’ notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching. NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country. NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods. NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.

Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book

Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds,Maren Stewart Mayhew

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087914

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book's emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs. A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class — with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs. Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen. Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation. Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors. UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions. NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content. DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses. Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts! NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women. Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes. NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon. Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.

Key Topics in Healthcare Management

Understanding the Big Picture

Author: Stephen Wonderlich,Robert Jones

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857757084

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Focusing on matters relevant to the development, provision and maintenance of best quality services for patients, clients and service users, this title presents management, leadership and professional development advice to allied health professions.

Female Urology E-Book

Text with DVD

Author: Shlomo Raz,Larissa V. Rodriguez

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437710530

Category: Medical

Page: 1056

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Completely reorganized and updated, the 3rd Edition of this best-selling reference presents comprehensive coverage of all aspects of female urology, making it easy to implement today’s best approaches for every patient, both surgical and non-surgical. Offers step-by-step, highly illustrated guidance on diagnosing and managing the full range of female urologic problems you encounter in practice. Features the work of all new contributors and 30% new content to keep you abreast of the latest in the specialty. Enables you to implement the most current techniques through new chapters on pharmacologic neuromodulation (Botox) and laparoscopic management of SUI, as well as an expanded section on Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Includes 200 new illustrations and 400 new clinical photographs reflecting the state of current practice.

Gerioperative Nursing Care

Principles and Practices of Surgical Care for the Older Adult

Author: Dr. Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, PhD, RN,Dr. Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN, MBA,Jennifer V. Long, CRNA, CRNP, MS,Alexandra Armitage, MS, CNL, APRN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826104711

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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"The authors of this book share decades of geriatric perioperative nursing care experience with readers in a thorough, systematic manner....[This book] would be an excellent addition to the library of any health care professional, especially a perioperative nurse, who provides care to older adults."--AORN Journal, the official publication of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses "This is a solid, well thought out book. The text has a clarity and focus which enhances understanding of the topics presented. It is particularly notable for crisp reading and uncomplicated, meaningful illustrations. Kudos to the authors for presenting such a medically solid book without losing the art of nursing care or the vision of a well tended patient."--Nursing News This timely volume introduces gerioperative care, a new model of surgical care for the elderly designed to improve surgical outcomes and prevent complications through a focus on communication and relationship-centered care. It is the only book to specifically address the care of older adults undergoing surgery, providing practitioners with critical, practical, and theoretical information from the initial decision to have surgery through the first follow-up visit post-discharge. The text includes the anatomy and physiology of aging, preoperative care, intraoperative and post-anesthesia care, postoperative care, returning home, risk appraisal, education, prevention, early intervention, multidisciplinary team collaboration, and effective communication across all systems of care. Gerioperative Nursing Care is an essential resource for students and practitioners of surgical, critical/acute care, and geriatric nursing, along with clinical and case managers. The tools presented help to sustain and enhance quality nursing care for older adults considering surgery, undergoing surgery, and during post-surgery visits. Key Features Presents a comprehensive new gerioperative care model for older adults undergoing surgery Follows patient from primary to follow up care, including hospital care, ambulatory care, emergency and elective surgery, and perioperative care Applies primary, secondary, and tertiary care concepts to surgery Presents innovative focus on case management, with new care guidelines Provides new applications in preoperative training, family coaching, and post-operative cognitive dysfunction prevention Describes how to make quality improvements in current surgical care practices Identifies and discusses major health problems of older adults through EBP Includes case studies with discussion questions

Myles Textbook for Midwives

Author: Jayne E. Marshall,Maureen D. Raynor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702057452

Category: Medical

Page: 796

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The most-popular midwifery textbook in the world! The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. Well illustrated to assist visual learning Boxes highlighting significant information to aid study Introduction, Aims of the chapter and Conclusion for each chapter References, Further Reading and Useful websites to promote further learning Glossary of terms and acronyms provide simple definition of more complex terminologies Additional online resources Over 500 multiple-choice questions enable students to test their knowledge Unlabelled illustrations help reinforce learning Full image bank of illustrations to make study more visual and assist with projects. Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognises that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Increases confidence in empowering women to make appropriate choices Looks at the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation, to reflect the trend for midwives to carry out the neonatal physiological examination Streamlined chapters with similar themes and content, to facilitate learning Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback.

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing E-Book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Maggie Maxfield,Michelle Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051756

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Are you unsure about your medical nursing placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for individual patients? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on 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 and meet your competencies. Placement Learning in Medical Nursing covers the following areas: Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a medical nursing placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a medical nursing placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study/patient pathway approach to consolidating learning, from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to discharge. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.