Praise for the First Edition: "This is a valuable resource for new clinical nurse specialists as they begin their journey. It provides excellent guidance that will help new graduates as they negotiate new positions and develop new roles in healthcare organizations." Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's This is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive reference guide for new Clinical Nurse Specialists entering the field as well as seasoned practitioners looking to update their knowledge. Disseminating a wealth of current professional practice guidance and practical information on reimbursement and certification, the second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the APRN Consensus Model. Four new chapters address changes and emerging trends, expanding focus on independent practice, increasing demands on health care due to the growing population of older adults, and updated reimbursement/economic issues. This authoritative toolkit is organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format and includes numerous clinical examples, case scenarios, and personal anecdotes culled from the contributors' own professional experiences. New to the Second Edition: Fully revised and updated Addresses CNS practice within Affordable Care Organizations Describes CNS leadership role in system-level evidence-based practice initiatives Covers documentation and communication of CNS activities aligning with strategic initiatives and CNS practice priorities Discusses facilitating transitions of care to assure safety and quality Addresses the CNS role in interprofessional education in clinical settings Key Features: Presents crucial information on negotiating and securing a job Provides advice on establishing credibility, prioritizing, and finding a mentor Contains guidelines on mentoring staff, leading groups, and precepting students Addresses documenting and measuring clinical outcomes Describes how to network with professional organizations and community agencies Offers practical guidance on applying for reimbursement and pursuing certification and licensure
Now in its second edition, this highly acclaimed text remains the only cohesive, comprehensive textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice. Supported by theory, research, and current literature, the text focuses on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum. This second edition reflects two emerging trends affecting CNS practice: an increased focus on transitional care (continuity across the care setting continuum) and new Centers for Medicare Services reimbursement rules related to pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management. Additionally, the second edition places increased emphasis on CNS practice outcomes and newly emerging roles in chronic illness management in primary and home care settings.
Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category Named a Doody's Core Title "This is an excellent and timely tool for advanced practice nurses." Score: 100, 5 stars -Doody's Medical Reviews Measuring the results of APN care has become increasingly important as a way to demonstrate the significant impact of APN nurses on practice outcomes. The third edition of this award-winning volume has been updated to provide the most current knowledge, perspectives, and research on assessing outcomes of APN care. It addresses not only the health outcomes of APN practice but the economic impact of APN care as well. Chapters discuss outcome measurement in all areas of advance practice nursing, including identifying outcomes in specialty areas and in community and ambulatory settings. The text provides detailed descriptions of how to conduct outcomes assessments, how to locate the most current instruments and measures for APN assessment, and perspectives on international initiatives in APN assessment. Examples of outcomes studies at the DNP level are culled from the most current published projects. Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers in APN outcomes assessment, this book will provide the essential information to help all APNs-regardless of specialty area or practice setting-to increase their skill level in designing outcomes-focused clinical research, selecting instruments, and analyzing outcomes data as critical components of their professional practice role. The third edition is completely updated and expanded to include: A new chapter on assessing outcomes at the DNP level through data gained from the most current research An expanded literature review on outcomes measurement research Guidelines for selecting assessment instruments Perspectives on an international initiative for the development of an APN research data collection toolkit New chapter objectives and critical discussion questions Updated web links
"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.
Annotation Offering a blend of holistic and humanistic caring coupled with aggressive management of pain and symptoms associated with advanced disease, this resource is organized around 15 competencies in palliative care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, with each chapter outlining specific skills needed to achieve each competency
This issue of Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Robin Dennison, DNP, MSN, CCNS, RN, will focus on Future of Advanced Nursing Practice with topics including: regulatory procedures for APNs; future of the NP role; future of CNS role; future of nurse midwife role; future of the nurse anesthetist role; impact of LACE in public health; merging roles of the psychiatric mental health CNS and NP; impact of DNP on AP roles; future of reimbursement for APNs; role of APN in EBP; genetics and APNs; APNs in medical home; and executive role of the APN.
First Edition a 2013 Doody’s Core Title and AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! This text provides top-tier guidance for DNP students, graduate faculty, APRNs and other healthcare providers on how to use available research for improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. It is the only resource written expressly to meet the objectives of DNP courses. This second edition is completely updated and features three new approaches—umbrella reviews, mixed method reviews, and other types of reviews--for seeking, synthesizing, and interpreting available evidence to improve the delivery of patient care. The text also includes two new examples of completed systematic reviews and two completed proposals. The book presents, clearly and comprehensively, the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a foundational comprehensive systematic review (CSR). It encompasses the complexities of the entire process, from asking clinical questions to getting the evidence into practice. The text includes question-specific methods and analysis and compares CSR methods, literature reviews, integrated reviews, and meta-studies. It describes how to find and appraise relevant studies, including the non-published “grey” literature and criteria for selecting or excluding studies, and describes how to use the results in practice. Also examined are ways to disemminate findings to benefit clinical practice and support best practices, and how to write a CSR proposal, final report and a policy brief based on systematic review findings. Plentiful examples, including two completed proposals and two completed systematic reviews, demonstrate every step of the process. An expanded resource chapter that can serve as a toolkit for conducting a systematic review is also provided. The text also covers useful software and includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested readings and references. New to the Second Edition: • Three new chapters presenting new systematic review approaches: umbrella reviews, mixed method reviews, and other types of reviews including rapid and scoping reviews and reviews of text and opinoin • Two new examples of completed systematic reviews • Completely updated content throughout • Detailed information to foster systematic review research question development, efficient literature searches, and management of references Key Features: • Delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a CSR from start to finish • Serves as the only CSR resource written expressly for the advanced practice nurse • Describes useful software for conducting a systematic review • Provides rich examples including two completed CSRs • Includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested readings and references • Provides a comprehensive toolkit of resources to complete a systematic review
"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!"--Doody's Medical Reviews Written by those in the knowñexceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politicsñthis is a practical, "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy changeñfrom understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. It features the voices of a wide variety of nurse leaders who discuss policy work both locally and nationally through descriptive case histories. The book discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy at the bedside and other arenas where health policy is determined. It examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Because citing research is an integral component of health policy solutions, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives. The book guides the reader step by step through the process of creating a work plan and describes the resources needed to accomplish policy change. Activating an action plan and strategies for working with the media are covered, along with the process of taking a leadership role, evaluating outcomes, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care. The text provides information and perspectives relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials, and includes multimedia electronic links to resources (podcasts, online articles, social network resources, and key political websites) that promote policy research and leadership development. KEY FEATURES: Delineates the steps to becoming a policy advocate in organizational, educational, and political settings Written by noted nurse leaders who describe policy work locally and nationally Presents competencies for nursing policy work derived from the AACN DNP Essentials Focuses throughout on themes of ethics, leadership, quality, and safety Facilitates web use for policy research and development Ancillary materials from the editors are available