Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses

Author: Diann Cameron Kelly, PhD, LMSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826121845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Mobi
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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 Evidence Based Practice

Author: Lisa Hopp
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080363286X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Employers expect new graduates to be well-versed in evidence-based practice—its theory and its implementation. Begin with a concise introduction to evidence-based practice to gain a full perspective of what it is and why it's so important. Then draw upon must-have guidance and tools that will help you immediately apply what you’ve learned in both classroom and clinical settings. This practical, step-by-step approach develops the critical-thinking and decision-making skills you need to effectively apply and deliver effective patient care.

Psychosocial Nursing For General Patient Care

Author: Linda M Gorman
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803620594
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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AJN Book of the Year 2008! This concise, quick-reference handbook addresses common psychosocial and psychiatric problems as they are most commonly encountered—in conjunction with a patient’s medical problems. It’s the resource your students can turn to identify symptoms of mental health disorders and know how to intervene quickly and effectively to keep patients safe.

Why Hospitals Should Fly

Author: John J. Nance
Publisher: Debolsillo
ISBN: 9780974386058
Format: PDF, Docs
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Crossing the Quality Chasm

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072808
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing6

Author: Mary Lou Sole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323088481
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Quality and Safety in Nursing

Author: Gwen Sherwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119151678
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. It first looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources, and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New additions to this edition include: Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This groundbreaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice. This new edition is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119151678