A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward
Author: Jenny Thomas
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Are you managing other people? If so, you will find this an indispensable guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. This new edition retains the book's practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. This book will help you to Manage your time Create a positive work environment Ensure care is patient-centred Manage your budget Be politically aware Manage difficult staff and situations This book will help you to . Organise yourself and your workload . Manage staff, people and difficult situations . Make sure care is patient-centred . Manage your budget . Deal with complaints . Handle staff recruitment . Be a good role model. This new edition retains the book's practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. Reflects the most recent developments affecting ward management, including the current national focus on quality indicators and working within tighter budgets. A new chapter on 'Improving Quality and Safety' explains the national quality initiatives and their impact, as well as taking you through the practical processes of handling complaints and incidents. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as 'whistle-blowing' and 'safeguarding'.
The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.
With all nurses expected to demonstrate leadership, management and team working skills it is vital that students engage with this aspect of their training as early as possible. As well as covering all of the core theory and knowledge, the authors encourage the reader to explore their own values and experiences when it comes to leadership that will help to develop emotional intelligence and a solid understanding of what good leadership and management practice looks like and why it matters to them. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the 2018 NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face
The 'Nurses' Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice' is a handy pocketbook designed to provide succinct information on a wide variety of drugs that nurses need to look up quickly. It provides an understandable and detailed account of common drugs and their actions. The level is suitable for all nurses in practice, including qualified and student nurses, as well as those taking Supplementary Prescribing Courses and will also be useful to other healthcare professionals . Pocket sized and easily transportable, it will become a constant companion both in ward and community environments. As well as the more routine use of drugs in clinical practice it covers emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. . Comprehensive coverage of drugs in use to offer security in any clinical setting . Succinct and clear information in boxes, lists etc to facilitate assimilation of information 'on the spot' . Attractive page design and well signposted layout to enable quick access to the right information . Flexicover to maintain quality in a clinical setting and when frequently used . Covers basic pharmacology including drug absorption and metabolism as well as explaining how drugs actually work . Fully up to date with government guidelines e,g, from NICE, the Resuscitation Council and the British Thoracic Society etc. . Additional sections on the legal aspects of administering and prescribing drugs, drug calculations and paediatric doses
This is a comprehensive resource on leadership and management specific to nursing professionals. Topics include details of the leadership and management skills need to perform professionally in today's nursing profession. Included are modules of "content chunks" to assist in streamlining the material. Activities interwoven within the chapters and on the corresponding website encourage further research and critical thinking. Also found on the website are: video and audio examples and exercises, log on (internet-based exercises with student searching a particular topic); working together- team-based exercises, case applications and in the news - thinking about the future activities. Nursing Professionals and Nursing Students.