• Leadership and Management Tools for the New Nurse

    Leadership and Management Tools for the New Nurse

    A Case Study Approach

    Bessie L. Marquis, Carol J. Huston
    This concise essentials text, written by the authors of the popular Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, equips new nurses with invaluable leadership and management tools they need on the job. Developed for Associate Degree and LVN/LPN level nursing students, all case studies are aimed no higher than the charge nurse management level. An easy read with clear displays and tables, which emphasize core knowledge, this is an invaluable tool for the new nurse. Common stumbling blocks, such as effective time management, are addressed clearly and simply, and students will benefit from the practiced authors' own experience and skill. Reflective Questions in each chapter encourage the nurse to examine her own values, beliefs, and actions in developing common nursing management skills. The free accompanying ancillary  package for students and instructors includes NCLEX-style chapter review questions, a test generator, an ebook, and a PowerPoint presentation, along with suggestions for responding to each of the case studies and reflective questions.
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  • Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care

    Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care, 5e

    Janice Rider Ellis, Celia Love Hartley
    Now in its Fifth Edition, this text is designed to teach nursing students to apply effective decision-making, leadership, delegation, prioritization, and patient management skills to real-world practice situations. With its emphasis on critical thinking and collaborative decision making, this book has been highly successful in building students' problem-solving and management abilities. The book is in full color and has light-hearted illustrations that teach key concepts in a memorable way. Icons highlight legal/ethical, cultural, and safety considerations. Numerous examples and critical thinking exercises illustrate concepts and encourage students to apply what they have learned.
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  • CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management

    CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management, 3e

    Hussein M. Tahan, Teresa M. Treiger

    This comprehensive, expertly-written guide provides those directly or indirectly involved in case management with information about best practices, descriptions of key terms, essential skills, and tools that fulfill the current Case Management Society of America’s (CMSA) standards and requirements. Addressing the full spectrum of  healthcare professional roles and environments, this is both a crucial certification study guide and vital clinical resource for the case management professionals in all specialty areas, from students to veteran case managers.

    This unique resource provides the core knowledge needed for safe, cost-effective case management with the following features:

    • NEW text boxes highlighting key information and vital practices in each chapter
    • NEW and updated Standards of Practice implications in each chapter
    • NEW and updated content on transitions of care, community-based care, care coordination, Value-Based Purchasing, ethics and social media, the impacts of health care reform, and digital technology
    • NEW and updated content on accreditation in case management
    • NEW chapter that lists key additional resources, by topic
    • Official publication of the Case Management Society of America, connecting CMSA core curriculum to current CMSA Standards of Practice
    • Easy-to-grasp, detailed topical outline format for quick scan of topics
    • Complete, updated core knowledge required of case managers, with expert descriptions and direction on areas including:
    • Case management roles, functions, tools, and processes
    • Plans, clinical pathways, and use of technology
    • Transitional planning
    • Utilization management and resource management
    • Leadership skills and concepts
    • Quality and outcomes management; legal and ethical issues
    • Education, training, and certification
    • Health care insurance, benefits, and reimbursement systems
    • Practice settings and throughput
    • Interdisciplinary teams’ needs in: hospitals, community clinics, private practice, acute care, home care, long-term care and rehab settings, palliative care, and hospice settings
    • Up-to-date guidance on case management specialty practices, including: nursing, life care planning, workers’ compensation, disability management, care of the elderly, behavioral health, transitions of care, subacute and long-term care, utilization review/management, primary care and medical/health home, and more
    • Essential content for academic reference, training, certification study, case management models design, performance or program evaluation
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  • Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs

    Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs

    Janice C. Palaganas, Juli C. Maxworthy, Chad A. Epps, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Mancini

    An Official Publication of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs aims to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners using simulation techniques for education, assessment, and research. Increasingly, simulation is an integral part of teaching and training programs in healthcare settings around the world.  Simulation models, including virtual simulation, scenario-based simulation with actors, and computerized mannequins, contributes to improved performance and reduced errors in patient care.

    This text establishes working definitions and benchmarks for the field of simulation and defines the types of simulation programs, while also covering program leadership, funding, staffing, equipment and education models. It provides knowledge critical to the success of simulation program management, simulation educators, and simulation researchers. Written to appeal to the novice to advanced beginner, a special section in each chapter is directed to the competent to expert programs, managers, educators, and researchers, so that this text truly can serve as the comprehensive reference for anyone in simulation.

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  • Dyad Leadership in Healthcare

    Dyad Leadership in Healthcare

    When One Plus One Is Greater Than Two

    Kathleen D. Sanford, Stephen L. Moore
    Healthcare leaders are facing major change in how healthcare is delivered as we move from fee-for-service payment models to pay for value.  Physicians and hospitals are evolving from separate financial entities (with relationships varying from customers/workshops to competitors) to unified systems.  Government policy maker, payers, and hordes of consultants advise hospitals to increase physician leadership in all parts of the system.

    However, few have proposed how this can be done when the gaps between hospitals and physicians are so wide.  Physicians do not trust healthcare leaders, lack leadership and teamwork skills, and have little knowledge  of how systems work.

    Some hospital leaders are working to overcome these gaps by setting up dyad leadership teams, consisting of a physician and an experienced manager/leader.  The physician member of the team helps with the first gap; the nurse or other dyad partner is important to manage the other gaps. Until now, with the publication of Dyad Clinical Leadership, there has not been a source to help clinical dyad partners learn and understand how to work together in this emerging management model. 

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  • Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

    Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, 9e

    Theory and Application

    Bessie L. Marquis, Carol J. Huston

  • Nurse's Legal Handbook

    Nurse's Legal Handbook, 6e

    Kathy Ferrell

    An authoritative guide to the legal and ethical issues faced daily by nurses, this handbook includes real-life examples and information from hundreds of court cases. It covers the full range of contemporary concerns, including computer documentation, workplace violence and harassment, needlesticks, telephone triage, pain management, prescribing, privacy, and confidentiality. An entire chapter explains step-by-step what to expect in a malpractice lawsuit.

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