This book offers leadership lessons for aspiring nurse leaders from luminaries in business, medicine, philanthropy, government, academia, research, and health care. It offers practical advice, lessons learned, and testimonials as to how nurses can prepare themselves for leadership, which in turn, will help them to provide exceptional patient care. As per the report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the heightened roles of the professional nurse allow nurses of all practices to more fully develop their leadership skills. Nurse leaders are moving the interprofessional collaboration agenda forward by serving in key leadership positions. A nurse leader who led public research in the Kent State University and Bowling Green State University challenged the common perception that successful leaders are born, complete with the requisite temperament and talents. Nurses who play leadership roles can fill in research on health care policy formulation and implementation that will change the course of health care payment, delivery, and quality. The book discusses nurse research leadership from an economist’s perspective, hiring leaders to understand leadership, and nursing leadership lessons from an association executive’s perspective, from a physician’s chief executive officer’s perspective, from a nursing friend’s perspective and from a collaborative team’s perspective. The book also highlights nursing leadership’s contributions to safety and quality, how leadership can usher in health reforms and achieve better health for all people, and advancing the cause of transformational nurse leadership.
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You CAN Teach ADVANCED Med–Surg Nursing!:The Authoritative Guide and Toolkit for the ADVANCED Medical–Surgical Nursing Clinical Instructor
This book offers the new clinical instructor a continuation of the medical-surgical learning process. Week-to-week instruction and resource materials, along with medication quizzes and student learning activities, will help the instructor be sure that the students are learning new knowledge and skills. Care plan and medication forms are included along with medication administration guidelines. Resources for each body system, which are the learning materials handed out each week based on that week’s specific topic, and ancillary PowerPoints and forms from the book are provided. Delegation and patient teaching are also included topics. Each clinical week is prepared and sequestered to provide the clinical instructor with enough material to teach without covering the same topic twice. Instructors will discover this book takes the work out of working in the clinical area. Each preconference and postconference topic is planned out. Makeup assignments for those students who miss a clinical class are also included. Nursing assessments and patient data collection activities are discussed as the first tier of the nursing process. Concept mapping and development of critical thinking skills that serve as the foundation for establishing treatment goals, interventions, and evaluations are introduced. The book also provides an introduction to geriatric patient care, pharmacology and patient safety, the importance of lab work in understanding specific patient responses to medications, and the potential for drug interactions and toxicities.
Nursing’s issues are longstanding, unresolved, and troubling, and hurt their professional image and patient care. Support for nurses is readily available to make the necessary changes now, under the strong leadership of the nurse manager. In order to do so, however, the nurse manager’s role must change significantly and quickly. This book provides a quick access to hard-hitting insights and strategies for a back-to-basics approach to managing professional practice no matter what is happening around a nurse manager. It is divided into five parts. The first part addresses the need for nurse managers to change how they manage and lead in a changing practice setting. Chapters introduce evolving leadership and managerial practices, and discuss the new competencies that are no longer on the horizon but present for managers and staff. The second part discusses the reality that change is constant and continues to impact everyone. Chapters deal with the aura of uncertainty lurking in the corners of every workplace and how to help staff manage it and the intergenerational staff by deemphasizing generational differences. Another chapter describes the chaos and confusion that can erupt when staff members are caught in the middle between the old way and the new. The third part describes different situations and some of the fascinating characters whom the nurse manager will have the privilege of managing. In the fourth part of the book, term work-life balance is discussed, with an acknowledgment of the influence of recent literature suggesting that creating harmony and a sense of wellbeing in the workplace and at home is a realistic goal. The final part provides the list of the concepts and actions that can give managers a jumpstart.
This book is the ultimate, all-in-one study guide to the core information nursing students need for success in all of their foundational courses. Fundamentals of nursing introduces readers to the thorough assessment of patients, the nursing process, communication between nurse and patient, cultural differences, functional health patterns, and the overall framework of nursing practice. The book summarizes the points to focus on when studying nursing history. The most frequently tested information was on Florence Nightingale and her influence. The book also focuses on patient care and assessments. Along with communication techniques, nurses rely on the nursing process when caring for patients. The nursing process is a five-step systematic approach to problem solving. It allows the nurse to obtain both subjective and objective information to determine the health care problem. The five steps are: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, which can be remembered using the mnemonic “ADPIE (A Delicious PIE)”. Based on these steps a care plan is conducted for each patient. The book includes information on health assessment, medical-surgical nursing, emergency nursing, pharmacology, pediatric nursing, women’s health, psychiatric nursing, what to expect in nursing school, and ways to decrease anxiety while test taking.
This book is for nurse leaders of the future. It speaks to clinicians who are experts in patient care and are now on a path toward leadership. Several clinician leaders offer their insights in their chapters, while other scenarios and examples drawn from practice appear throughout the book. This book is offered as a resource to those embarking on a journey toward transformational leadership. This work is neither a comprehensive encyclopedia for healthcare leadership nor a traditional text in nursing management. Rather, its purpose is to identify some key issues related to leadership development and contexts for transformational leaders in healthcare. The book is meant to introduce the clinical expert to important issues in their own aspirations toward becoming a leader. It provides a guide to focused current literature and experts on a variety of issues that healthcare leaders face. In this third edition, the authors have made changes to update the messages for present-day and future readers. This new edition expands the scope of leadership to encompass emerging healthcare contexts, transformation of vision, and practice innovations; presents a new chapter describing emerging contexts for healthcare and how to build a respectful culture in which emerging leaders can thrive; and includes a new chapter addressing transformative leadership vis-à-vis changing health care perspectives. It also presents cases and reflective questions that help students apply the theoretical content to their own situations and generate discussion across cohorts of students.
A major challenge for nurses including faculty, clinicians and students has been, and continues to be, to engage in more scholarly writing. This book defines scholarly writing as writing that involves the transfer of new knowledge. The types of scholarly writing explored in the book are not limited to publications in research and practice journals but also proposals, abstracts, letters, articles in popular press including newspapers, magazines, blogs, and more. Knowledge moves through the discipline of nursing in many ways. The results of rigorous research which document effective and efficient strategies to improve patient outcomes are only widely available when the findings are published. The outcomes of evidence based practice projects, quality improvement projects, or other scholarly projects are commonly reported only within the local organization where the project is conducted. Widely accessible publication of information about best practices is vital for those practices to be extensively distributed to improve the care for a larger number of patients. Publication is a much more than a nice hobby when time is available, it is essential to improve patient outcomes. If you have knowledge that is not widely known, it is your professional responsibility to publish that knowledge. The value of this book is that it explains how to disseminate new knowledge to improve patient care. This book is an excellent resource for authors who want to publish their scholarly products. It is especially insightful with strategies to avoid common pitfalls in the authorship trajectory. Scholarly writing skills matter. The good news is that scholarly writing skills can be learned. The book wisely starts with an in-depth examination of strategies to overcome typical barriers to starting the writing process by acknowledging authorship ambivalence. It also addresses the challenge of revising papers as well as coauthorship issues.
Nurses in clinical settings and nonclinical support roles face pressing clinical and operational issues in practice. With the face of health also changing rapidly, the unforeseen problem rears its head every day. To meet new and unexpected challenges requires explicit knowledge about emerging technologies—innovative, smart technologies developed to function intelligently, with more efficiency and accuracy. For this reason, the finer points of these technologies need understanding by practicing nurses, nursing leaders, and nurses teaching health information technology (
IT), and informatics courses. This book serves to do that. It provides information about exciting areas of technology that has great potential to improve patient care. Subjects include Big Data, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented realities, Internet of Things, precision health, and the future of emerging technologies in nursing practice. There is also discussion of the shift of healthcare delivery into the community, with an outlook on improving outcomes and enhancing practice. What makes this book unique is the examination of healthcare as a technology industry, critical divergent collaborations, and the impetus of healthcare innovation. Also, Big Data is thoughtfully utilized to provide nurse value and act as the source of all emerging technologies. The book includes details about how each emerging technology drives decision making in tandem with the nursing process and critical thinking and how the novel technologies will move care delivery into the community and become a catalyst in health consumerism and the sharing economy. The book is a blueprint for a new direction for nurses in health IT, and what it will become in the next decade and the 21st century.
The assessment of genetic/genomic risk is an important tool toward health promotion, prevention, and reduction of disease risk. This book provides a quick and easy format to study the basic elements and steps required for risk assessment. It is geared toward advanced practice registered nurses’ (APRNs), particularly nurse practitioners and midwives who provide assessment, diagnosis, and management of care in clinical settings. The book is divided into 12 chapters, with a wide range of topics to assist APRNs in the risk assessment process. The first chapter provides an introduction to risk assessment including genetics/genomics core competencies for APRNs. The second chapter presents a brief overview of genetics/genomics including basic concepts. The next chapter describes patterns of inheritance. The fourth chapter gives an introduction to risk assessment–review of data including personal, behavioral, environmental, and family history and the assessment of the physical examination. Chapter five describes family history–using a three-generation pedigree and common pedigree nomenclature and symbols. Chapters six, seven, and eight discuss risk identification, risk probability, and risk communication and management including consultation/referral. The next three chapters describe risk assessment process for special populations with considerations in preconception, maternal care, newborn and pediatric care, and cancer care, specifically assessing risks for breast and colon cancer. The final chapter summarizes the future of genetics and genomics. Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the topic, objectives, specific content related to the topic, online resources, and “Info Boxes” that are all integral to the chapter’s focus. Challenges and limitations in the genomic risk assessment are addressed, particularly as they relate to history data and pedigree interpretation. This book serves as a quick reference to use in clinical practice as well as a means to expand APRN’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding genetics/genomics, genomic risk assessment, genetic conditions/disorders/diseases, and referral agencies.
This is a book designed for real
EDnurses by a real EDnurse. It is a book for quick reference intended to aid your day-to-day EDorientation process with your preceptor and to guide you through the most common illnesses seen in the ED. This book does not cover basic anatomy and physiology, advanced practice emergency medicine, advanced cardiovascular life support, pediatric advanced life support, or the trauma nurse core course. The information in this book has been compiled from basic EDknowledge, and the references used are considered reliable.
Each chapter includes a brief introduction; an outline of materials, equipment, and drugs with which you should become familiar; a list of diagnoses that includes definitions, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions; a feature titled Fast Facts that provides quick summaries of important points; and question-and-answer boxes for your review. The appendices at the end of the book include abbreviations, skills checklists,
IVdrips, common lab values, EKGrhythms, and frequently used EDmedications—information that should become second nature to all EDpersonnel.
After reading this book, you will become the “Jack of all illnesses.” Therefore, put on your running shoes, keep a stash of dark chocolates, and, when all else fails, practice unreasonable happiness. One thing is for sure: Just when you think you have seen it all, your next patient will come in!
This edition of the Handbook of
EEGInterpretation promises to be the best iteration yet. Each chapter is written by a professor of neurology subspecializing in the field of epilepsy. As in any field of medicine, the best quality of care evolves and is reflected by new knowledge borne by the practitioner. In the case of electroencephalography ( EEG), this knowledge is a function of exposure and of experience. Hence, the book hopes to fill a void that exists by providing quick and easy access to topics in EEGin the hopes of ultimately providing better patient care. The book reviews abnormal nonepileptiform EEG. In addition to the chapter on abnormal epileptiform EEG, these are foundational chapters necessary to provide an accurate clinical correlation and facilitate appropriate patient management of patients with seizures and neurological illnesses that may have management decisions predicated upon interpretation of EEG. The book summarizes pediatric seizures and the role of ambulatory EEG, in addition to video- EEGand adult seizures, new chapters to emphasize the increasing role of event recording with EEG. The chapter on sleep provides a focus on and correlation of patients with sleep disorders and epilepsy. The chapter on neurointensive intraoperative monitoring, adds very instructive information to performing a variety of monitoring techniques in the operating room, in addition to a chapter on electrocorticography, to expand on examples that involve patients with epilepsy, brain tumor, vascular malformations, and other diseases of the cerebrum. The excellent final chapter, magnetoencephalography, includes examples to illustrate the powerful source localizing capability of this technique. With completion of the third edition of the handbook, it is the authors hope that it will continue to serve clinicians young and old, experienced and novice, physician and technologist alike.