Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses

Author: Diann Cameron Kelly, PhD, LMSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826121845
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Second Edition

Author: Patricia Kelly, MSN, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826123856
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses

Author: Patricia Kelly
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781786840387
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Author: Mary Lou Sole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294022
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here’s the essential information you need to know in critical care nursing — all in one concise text! Using a to-the-point, reader friendly approach, Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 5th Edition, provides authoritative, real-world information on the important concepts of critical care nursing and the assessment and technical skills associated with the management of critically ill patients. The latest content on the technology makes it easy to learn and understand how to use the equipment you’ll use in the field. Nursing care chapters are organized according to the nursing process framework, and you’ll find detailed nursing care plans in every management chapter. Case studies and critical thinking questions challenge you to apply what you’ve learned, and user-friendly features throughout the text (updated pharmacology tables, clinical and laboratory alerts, and evidence-based practice boxes) help you bridge the gap between concepts and clinical practice. Nursing Care Plans provide nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and interventions with rationales to prepare you for clinical practice. Case Studies challenge you to apply concepts from the book to real-life patient situations to test their critical thinking skills. Streamlined and updated Pharmacology Tables detail the actions, indications, dosages and routes, and side effects of commonly used critical care drugs. Clinical Alerts promote optimal patient safety and outcomes by highlighting potential problems and concerns in the clinical setting. Laboratory Alerts discuss both common and cutting-edge tests and procedures, emphasizing the importance of laboratory test results to critical nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions in every chapter encourage you to use and reinforce the concepts presented throughout the chapter. Now full-color throughout, new, vibrant artwork and anatomical images are in true-to-life color. A new chapter on end-of-life care covers ethical and legal matters, palliative care, withholding of therapies, and communication issues — all essential concerns confronting today’s critical care nurse. New features on evidence-based practice, genetics, transplantation, and geriatric considerations offer realistic, easy-to-understand information on some of the most important and rapidly changing topics in critical care today.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing6

Author: Mary Lou Sole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323088481
Format: PDF
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Covers essential critical care concepts, technology, and procedures. This title addresses the advances in high-acuity care and emphasizes patient safety and optimum patient outcomes.

Second Generation QSEN An Issue of Nursing Clinics

Author: Jane Barnsteiner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747270
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This issue of Nursing Clinics of North America, Guest Edited by Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, will focus on Second Generation Work with QSEN, with article topics including: Second Victim; Interprofessional education for QSEN; The Quality Burden; New technologies for teaching quality and safety; Creating Academic/Clinical Partnerships; Incorporating QSEN into Pre-Licensure Programs; Innovative Strategies for Embedding QSEN; Gaining Senior Level Support for QSEN; and Nursing Internships to Promote Quality and Safety.

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Susan K. Grove
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Reflective Organizations On the Front Lines of QSEN Reflective Practice Implementation 2015 AJN Award Recipient

Author: Gwen Sherwood
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1938835581
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today’s healthcare environment is ever-evolving. This constant progression requires educators and practitioners to be nimble, flexible, and responsive to change. While individuals can be nimble and flexible, organizational culture is often stubbornly resistant. Changing the culture requires more than introducing new activities or tasks. In this follow-up to their highly regarded book—Reflective Practice: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes—Gwen Sherwood and Sara Horton-Deutsch focus on reflective learning as a catalyst for transforming traditional organizations and environments. The authors make a strong case that the way organizations incorporate change into their culture or processes ultimately affects sustainability. Reflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN & Reflective Practice Implementation promotes a systematic change that supports nurses and educators in learning from experiences in order to craft future change. If you want to know how to begin, what to expect, and how others have addressed the familiar challenges of the change process, this book will serve as your guide.

Expanding Dimensions of Consciousness

Author: A. Arthur Sugerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780826123411
Format: PDF, Docs
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Updated to incorporate a leadership and management and interprofessional focus The first book to address Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) undergraduate competencies, this clearly written text distills the fundamental knowledge and skills required of entry-level nurses in each of the six QSEN domains. The updated second edition features five completely new chapters on implementing quality and safety initiatives from a leadership and management perspective, and state-of-the-art information on quality improvement. New cases--particularly an evolving clinical case study--and real-life examples demonstrate practical application of the book's content. With contributions from nurses, physicians, pharmacists, librarians, and other health care professionals throughout the U.S. and beyond, the text underscores the interprofessional focus underlying health care practice today. A strong foundation for evidence-based health care pervades the text. Chapters reinforce learning with objectives, opening scenarios, case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, photos, tables, key concepts, key terms, clinical discussion points, review activities, NCLEX-style questions, web resources, and additional readings. An accompanying Instructors Guide provides additional questions and PowerPoint slides. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on leadership and management aspects of Quality and Safety New information on quality improvement Aligns with contemporary interprofessional approach to health care Updated information from national and state health care and nursing organizations An evolving clinical case study presented throughout Additional cases and real-life examples Interviews with a myriad of health care professionals such as educators, library scientists, lawyers, psychologists, risk managers, and many more Five new chapters addressing nurse leadership and high quality care, legal and ethical aspects of quality and safety, delegating 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 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 syllabus guidelines Useful in QSEN-specific courses or as supplement to courses needing to integrate quality and safety concepts Highlights QSEN competencies and associated KSAs throughout chapters