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.
Business & Economics by Gerald Ledlow,Nicholas Coppola
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.
Health services administration by Ruth Chambers,Kay Mohanna,David Wall
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.
A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals
Author: Robert McSherry,Paddy Pearce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals provides a comprehensive overview of what is meant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented in practice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its key components, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it, and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practical advice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles of clinical governance. This third edition has been fully updated throughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achieving clinical governance, with an additional chapter on education and training. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activities and case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a full list of references and further reading.
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.
Medical by Deborah Lake,Krista Baerg,Teresa Paslawski
This practical, straightforward guide presents the basic skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for successful interprofessional collaboration in healthcare. Collaboration is fundamental to quality healthcare, and many regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies now have standards and benchmarks for interprofessional collaboration. This guide brings together in one volume basic collaboration competencies for healthcare professionals. Teamwork, Leadership and Communication serves both as an introduction for novices and as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides exceptional learning support for classes, working groups, and self-study. Topics include: Group dynamics, team structures, decision making, shared leadership, conflict management, communication in small groups, stereotyping, liability and more.
A Practical Guide for Primary Care Personnel in a Clinical and Supportive Setting
Author: Clive Evian
Publisher: Jacana Media
Category: Health & Fitness
A user-friendly, practical guide for doctors, nurses, counselors, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, and alternative health care professionals, this reference explores treating and managing people with HIV infection at the primary care level. This updated and revised edition addresses the essential medical care for people infected with HIV, as well as issues relating to the epidemic in general.
Business & Economics by James L. Harris,Linda Roussel
Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide by James L. Harris and Linda Roussel is the only resource to focus solely on the Clinical Nurse Leader and is designed to teach both CNL students and faculty who lead CNL programs everything they need to know. 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 serves as a practice guide for preparing the CNL and provides real world tools and process
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.
The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Author: Len Sperry
Publisher: Psychology Press
For many mental health professionals, executive and personal coaching represent attractive alternatives to managed care practice. This book provides mental health professionals with a map of the territory of the corporate world and describes in detail the major theoretical coaching models and progressive phases. Sperry addresses both executive coaching and personal coaching, revealing the practical, ethical and legal aspects of beginning and maintaining an active coaching practice.
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.
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.
Mentoring, Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice
Author: Ci Ci Stuart
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This is a 'how to do it', practice-centred book, providing workable educational strategies to assist busy practitioners supervise and support the learning and assessment of learners during clinical placements, to achieve valid and reliable assessments. All strategies are underpinned by a solid theoretical and evidence base. The complexity and challenges of mentoring, learning and assessing in the clinical setting are specifically addressed. particular focus on the management of the non-achieving and failing student, with reference to extensive, recent work on mentoring, learning and assessment of clinical practice critical exploration of professional accountability and associated legal ramifications surrounding learning and assessment of clinical practice detailed consideration of how to use a model for learning from experience as a framework to facilitate experience-based learning extensive reference to the legislation, standards and guidelines on pre-registration health care education published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) additional material on the monitoring and assessment of professional conduct and behaviours. direct reference to the mentoring and assessment of health care students in professions regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) reference to the Disability Act of 2010, and more detailed discussion on how to meet the needs of students with special needs, in particular students with dyslexia new appendix providing a comprehensive list of professional behaviours for assessment.
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)
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