This book will provide anyone with an interest in the clinic with a basic guide on those things that are not taught during medical school or any other pre-clinical trainings. The line-up of authors was carefully assembled to include experts in all respective fields to give this volume the authority it requires to be a relevant text for many.
This guide helps undergraduate medics and junior doctors, as well as experienced doctors taking on new managerial responsibilities, to become effective leaders and managers by introducing both management and clinical leadership theory and practice, and the challenges facing medical managers in today's NHS. Despite growing recognition of the importance of leadership and management to doctors in meeting their clinical responsibilities, training in medical schools and foundation years remains patchy. The book explores how management and leadership can enhance health professionals' individual and organisational effectiveness, job satisfaction, and careers. Scenarios draw from the authors' real-life tales, while accompanying exercises encourage readers to reflect on their own experience. Fully referenced, and digestible both in full and as a reference resource, this is vital reading for medical students, junior doctors, and those who teach and train them. It will also prove useful to experienced doctors taking on new managerial responsibilities. `Clinical leadership across the NHS may take many forms ranging from frontline leaders who provide excellent service through a spectrum of clinical innovators and academics, to those who provide leadership through their professional bodies or through managerial involvement at various levels in their employing institution. This admirable book is aimed at young clinicians and invites them, through a series of vignettes and issues coupled with practical theory, to enter the world of management. I hope that everyone who reads this book will accept that invitation, because it is only through effective service design, management and change that we can practise medicine in the way and in the environment that is best for both patients and clinicians.' Professor Sir Bruce Keogh NHS Medical Director
Edited by Robert Jones and Fiona Jenkins, this book describes how allied health professions (AHPs) relate to today's NHS, and how they themselves are organised as well as covering key management challenges currently facing the profession.
Management for Nurses and Health Professionals examines management theory and its applications in healthcare, with an emphasis on relating theory to the organisation of patient care and effective management in everyday practice. This essential guide to health care management explores clinical governance, middle management, interprofessional working and clinical leadership as well as examining the organizational culture of the NHS, change management and management roles. It demonstrates how management theory has influenced health care and encourages the reader to become actively involved in shaping management and health care development. an essential guide for students and qualified staff examines key concepts and theories explores evidence based practice relates theory to practice
Business & Economics by Gerald Ledlow,Nicholas Coppola
This work includes Foreword by David Nicholson - Chief Executive, National Health Service of England. In the past, there has been too little emphasis and investment made in developing leaders in healthcare. People have become leaders without being prepared or trained or supported in the role. Individuals need to understand the context, the concept and models of good leadership, the practical steps to becoming a good leader, and how to sustain the various components of a well functioning and effective organisation, whether that is a large NHS trust or hospital department, a clinical group or practice team. This guide has been written by a range of writers from organisational consultancy and NHS backgrounds who are all experienced in developing and supporting leaders, planning and providing education, and change management. It is specially designed for independent learning, with answers to frequently asked questions, self-assessment exercises and helpful tips. "How to Succeed as a Leader" is ideal for all healthcare professionals in (or aspiring to) leadership roles. It also provides inspiration for academics and workplace educators, managers and leaders in government, strategic health authorities and workforce deaneries. 'There is constant reorganisation and a changing culture in our health service. Good leadership is essential to address the changes required and take others with you so that the service can function effectively. There has been an amateurish approach to leadership in the NHS in the past, where people have become leaders without being prepared or trained for the role or supported in it. This book is all about presenting you with a practical approach to becoming a competent leader, to prepare you to lead in a positive way and realise your responsibilities as a leader.' From the Preface.
This groundbreaking text focuses on the practical knowledge and skills that both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) need to be effective health care leaders in a multidisciplinary environment. Written by a recognized expert in physician assistant leadership, this engaging text helps PA and NP professionals—increasingly called upon to lead in a variety of clinical and administrative environments—to navigate the unique challenges they encounter. With an emphasis on concrete application of leadership principles, this text highlights interprofessional communication and the skills associated with becoming an effective leader in a variety of health care settings. Thought-provoking case studies provide real-world application of concepts throughout the text. Useful exercises throughout the chapters and appendices bring further clarity to the theoretical topics examined in the book. Key Features: Focuses on leadership for NPs and PAs in team-based health care—the only text to do so Emphasizes interprofessional, multidisciplinary interactions, often at the level of direct patient care Addresses important issues including power and influence, leadership traits and behaviors, followership, change strategies, burnout, ethical considerations, and more Provides chapter-opening questions to guide the learner in discovering effective principles of leadership Includes chapter summaries and leadership exercises to provide context to the concepts discussed, as well as useful online worksheets Applies real-world scenarios to key leadership concepts through thought-provoking case studies
The forecast doesn't look good. A shortage of nurses continues to be a major problem. Facilities like yours are shelling out high salaries and signing bonuses just to get RNs in the door. Unfortunately, that hasn't proven to be enough. Once you get quality nursing professionals in the door, you need to know how to keep them from walking out.Staff in, staff out, staff in, staff out . . . Stop the revolving door from spinning! The "revolving door" trend is discouraging, but even more than that it's dangerous. Inadequately staffed facilities run the risk of preventable errors, avoidable complications, and increased length of stay and readmissions. And, many states are considering nurse/patient ratio legislation. "A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention" is a handy book that provides you with practical, field-tested strategies to attract and, more importantly, retain high-quality nursing and healthcare personnel. Filled with timely, user-friendly ideas, concepts, and tools, "A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention" helps today's nurse managers and nurse executives make effective decisions related to recruitment and retention. From recruiting student nurses to confronting troublesome nurses who can cause turnover, this book covers it all.Inside this must-have book you'll find: An in-depth look at youth recruitment Appropriate methods to recruit and retain every type of nurse Techniques for implementing quality work place improvements Ideas for recognition and reward programs Ways to embrace diversity in the healthcare workplace Numerous tools, templates, and procedures to adapt to your facility Case studies that will help drive the messages home and provide evidence of recruitment and retention strategies that work! Table of Contents Embracing diversity in the workplace Developing Nurse Managers and leaders Retaining and supporting the middle manager level nurse Helping the Nurse Manager "make time" for staff Improving interview skills and hiring techniques Employee and family-friendly policies and procedures Expanding the EAP program Focus on flexible orientation processes Surprising staff with the unexpected Professional models of care Implementing quality workplace improvement systems Assuring interdisciplinary collaboration Building collaborative practices between nursing and medical staff Methods that help staff feel a true part of the process Professional development Encouraging your staff to fulfill their career development Recognition and reward programs that promote retention The senior nurse executive's role in recruitment and retention Establishing an educational pipeline Working with Junior and Senior High Schools Working with nursing schools to secure staff Measuring recruitment and retention metrics Top ten things to do/not to do in recruitment What's working in the non-healthcare environment Learning Objectives Identify the major disadvantages of high staff turnover Identify diversity characteristics Discuss strategies for managing diversity in your organization Verbalize techniques managers can use to leave a perception with staff that you make time for them List warning signs that a manager is in need of support, guidance, and direction Discuss strategies that promote an employee friendly workplace Discuss program examples that leave a perception with staff that their employer is family friendly Identify the components of professional models of care Discuss the benefits of professional models of care Identify ways to implement quality workplace improvement systems Evaluate the results of implementing quality workplace improvement systems Identify effective methods of promoting collaborative practice between nursing, medicine, and other professional departments Discuss the benefits when nursing staff actively participate in systems and processes related to patient care List resources the staff nurse can access to enhance professional development Discuss how a commitment to professional development aids recruitment and retention Identify ways to reward staff for exceptional performance List essential aspects of the performance review that enhance retention Identify examples of appropriate goal setting for a staff nurse Identify methods to recruit young people into healthcare careers Discuss the value of establishing relationships with schools of nursing List examples of recruitment and retention data that is useful to manage your workforce Identify the values of using metrics to measure recruitment and retention success Identify ineffective recruitment strategies Identify effective recruitment strategies Identify recruitment and retention methods that have been proven successful outside the healthcare environment Compare basic recruitment and retention principles from the general workplace to those from nursing Faculty Disclosure Statement HCPro Inc. has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, contributors, or their partners/spouses have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.
A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals
Author: Robert McSherry,Paddy Pearce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for HealthcareProfessionals provides a comprehensive overview of what ismeant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented inpractice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its keycomponents, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it,and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practicaladvice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles ofclinical governance. This third edition has been fully updatedthroughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achievingclinical governance, with an additional chapter on education andtraining. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activitiesand case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a fulllist of references and further reading.
Medical by James L. Harris,Linda A. Roussel,Sandra Walters,Catherine Dearman
Author: James L. Harris,Linda A. Roussel,Sandra Walters,Catherine Dearman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Approach serves as a practice guide Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) using the ten assumptions for preparing the CNL, the CNL roles, and the end of program competencies. The CNL designs, implements, and evaluates client care by coordinating, delegating and supervising the care provided by the health care team, including licensed nurses, technicians, and other health professionals. This text provides real world tools and processes and includes chapter objectives, summaries, articles, case studies, tools, notes from the field, interviews with CNLs, CNL students, employers of CNLs and educators.
Medical by Joan Gratto Liebler,Charles R. McConnell
A practical guide for new or future practicing healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of healthcare settings. Readers will learn proven management concepts and techniques for managing individuals or teams with ease.
Management Principles for Health Professionals is a practical guide for new or future practicing healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager—planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting—are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease. The Sixth Edition is loaded with all-new examples from real-world healthcare settings and covers many current topics such as: ? Emerging implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. ? A template to track the areas of impact of this major law is presented; this enables a manager to identify the topics to monitor and to prepare responses to changes as they unfold. ? Developments concerning electronic health record initiatives ? Adapting and revitalizing one’s career; ? Information concerning various staffing alternatives such as outsourcing and telecommuting, and updates the material concerning job descriptions and their application. New material has been added in the section on consultant's contracts and reports. ? Patient privacy and the detection and prevention of medical identity theft, and much more.
Business & Economics by Hameen Markar,Geraldine O'Sullivan
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.
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category ìFinally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionalsÖI am thrilled to see [that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years.î -Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader Now more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. This unique text, designed specifically for the DNP course in health care economics and finance, is the only book to embed economic and financial concepts in the context of nursing practice and nursing care systems. It offers a practical approach to business, finance, economics, and health policy that is designed to foster sound business and leadership skills within our complex health care systemóskills that will enable the DNP graduate to improve the quality of health care delivery while reducing costs and improving outcomes. Key Topics Covered: Economics of health care ï Insurance coverage ï Reimbursement ï Policy ï Budgeting ïStrategic planning ï Quality ï Data analysis ï Ethics ï Entrepreneurship ï Marketing ï Business plan development ï Project management ï Grant writing ï Teaching financial management ï Global health Key Features: Offers multiple real-life examples Examines the economic and financial implications of evidence-based practice and quality improvement by focusing on ambulatory and acute care clinical research and quality initiatives Enables students to understand the cost of care as it relates to the quality of care and ethics Includes special section on finance for independent practitioners Incorporates critical thinking questions for students at different levels Addresses the required competencies designated in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as well as those set forth by the AONE
Medical by Robert E Hoyt,Nora Bailey,Ann Yoshihashi
Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of information technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references. Topics include: HI Overview; Healthcare Data, Information, and Knowledge; Electronic Health Records, Practice Management Systems; Health Information Exchange; Data Standards; Architectures of Information Systems;Health Information Privacy and Security; HI Ethics; Consumer HI; Mobile Technology; Online Medical Resources; Search Engines; Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Practice Guidelines; Disease Management and Registries; Quality Improvement Strategies; Patient Safety; Electronic Prescribing; Telemedicine; Picture Archiving and Communication Systems; Bioinformatics; Public HI; E-Research. Available as a printed copy and E-book.
Medical by Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)
Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care 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 people with cancer? 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. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, 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 with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care 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 approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. 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.
Medical by Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran
Author: Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book provides a practical introduction to and overview of the development and implementation of evidence-based practice. It focuses on how to look for and appraise the available evidence, how to apply the evidence using a variety of approaches and in different organisational contexts, and how to understand different dimensions of personal and organisational change and its ethical components. Numerous examples from practice and case studies clarify theory Very readable writing style and user-friendly format with checklists of key issues Opportunities for reflective learning Update on current policy and regulatory frameworks Role of clinical governance in evidence-based practice considered.
This title provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes and current state-of-the art practices bearing on educating and training professional psychologists. The handbook covers the full spectrum of historic developments, salient issues, current standards, and emerging trends in psychology education and training.