Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit, Second Edition

A Guide for the New Clinical Nurse Specialist

Author: Melanie Duffy, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS,Susan Dresser, MSN, APRN-BC CCRN,Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171923

Category: Medical

Page: 266

View: 3132

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

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, Second Edition

Author: Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN,Brenda L. Lyon, PhD,Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826129676

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing, First Place Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." Score: 100, 5 stars 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. Contributors to this edition represent the ìWhoís Whoî of CNS Nursing. Outstanding features include text boxes throughout that highlight core competencies and practice outcomes identified in NACNSís Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education. Additional chapter features include discussion questions, analysis and synthesis exercises, and clinical application considerations. The text also contains four models of CNS specialty care, and 10 exemplars of CNS practice, all including outcomes. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on transitional care, primary care, program evaluation, and opportunities for CNS within the ACO and Medicare Emphasis on CNS role and practice outcomes pertaining to care of pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management New chapter on Program Evaluation New chapter on Affordable Care Organizations: New Horizons for CNS Practice New chapter on economics of CNS practice New chapter on CNS in primary care

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook

Author: Patti Rager Zuzelo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449618170

Category: Medical

Page: 386

View: 4129

The only resourse designed specifially for Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Second Edition of this best-selling text addresses the specific, practical, day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of the CNS role. Concrete, user-friendly strategies and exemplars are drawn from real practice and offer suggestions as well as considerations for CNS practice.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Theory and Practice

Author: Ann B. Hamric

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721644868

Category: Medical

Page: 466

View: 9203

This text fully explores the clinical nurse specialist's role as a direct provider of patient care, as a researcher, as a consultant, and as an educator. Presents a comprehensive analysis that runs the gamut from history, conceptualization, and development to practice, education, evaluation, and future directions for clinical specialization within the nursing profession. Winner of AJN Book of the Year Award in previous edition.

Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists E-book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726224

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 5775

2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Best Practices presents the knowledge and tools the CNS needs to provide the best standards of practice and performance. It focuses on the role of the CNS in acute and critical care, emphasizing the relationship between critical care nursing, the patient, and the environment of care. Divided into 3 main sections, the framework of the book is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care and the AACN's synergy model. This book delivers up-to-date information for today's health care along with practical tools for the CNS in acute and critical care settings. Provides a current guide for the CNS' role in acute and critical care for the most up-to-date information. Reader-friendly presentation of information provides an easy reference that can be used in day-to-day practice. Discussion questions based on the CCNS blueprint assist in review for the certification examination, making this book a seminal reference for nurses taking the CCNS certification examination. Case studies present applied learning of the acute and critical care setting to prepare the reader for real-life situations.

Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care

Author: Janet G Foster,Suzanne E Prevost

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 080363787X

Category: Medical

Page: 1024

View: 1753

Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit

A Guide for the New Clinical Nurse Specialist

Author: Melanie Duffy,Susan Dresser,Janet S. Fulton

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826118356

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 8494

" 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 The Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit serves as a one-stop, all-inclusive guide designed for novice Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) just getting started in this exciting new career. Organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format, this book contains 6 key sections: Getting Started presents valuable information on negotiating and securing a job, with tips for interviews and the application process Moving Forward provides advice on establishing credibility in the field, prioritizing, and finding a mentor Gaining Momentum contains guidelines on mentoring staff, leading groups, and precepting students Evaluation sets forth critical information on how to document and measure clinical outcomes Reaching Out describes how to network with professional organizations and community agencies Professional Recognition provides practical guidance on applying for reimbursement and pursuing certification and licensure With numerous clinical examples, case scenarios, and personal anecdotes culled from the contributors' own professional experiences, this toolkit serves as an insightful, authoritative resource for all CNS students and practitioners. Seasoned CNSs looking to expand their knowledge of the field will also want to add this book to their collection. "

Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Fourth Edition

Author: Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN,DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, APRN, BC,Terry T. Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN,Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082617129X

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 6818

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice."--The Gerontologist "Now more than ever, nurses are called upon to lead efforts to embed evidence-based practice in daily operations. As the IOM report states, 'nurses have key roles to play as team members and leaders for a reformed and better-integrated, patient-centered health care system.' The process of implementing sweeping change in health care will likely take years; however, nurses must start pragmatically and focus on these critically important protocols that have demonstrated improved outcomes for older adults. Simply stated, 'Pick this book up and use it.'" From the Foreword, Susan L. Carlson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA President, National Gerontological Nursing Association "As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice." Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and New York University College of Nursing. Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study. Key Features: Updated to provide a wide range of evidence-based geriatric protocols for best practices Contains new chapters on function-focused care, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, mistreatment detection, acute care models, and transitional care Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known leaders in geriatric nursing education and practice, who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and NICHE Encompasses the contributions of 58 leading practitioners of geriatric care Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles

Synergy for Clinical Excellence: the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Author: East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina Sonya R Hardin,Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763770256

Category: Medical

Page: 237

View: 1116

An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116291

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 8403

This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.

The Naked Consultation

A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills, Second Edition

Author: Liz Moulton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315343665

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9995

Don’t Wait Until Something Goes Wrong to Think About Your Consultation Skills Designed specifically for busy health professionals working in primary care, The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills covers all aspects of the primary care consultation in a clear, concise, and highly readable manner. The book begins by breaking the primary care consultation into its components, making it easier to focus on particular areas and practise skills such as encouraging patients to explain what’s wrong, summarising and reflecting, and giving information to patients. The book then describes how to effectively use educational tools—such as videoing, random case analysis, problem case debriefing, and feedback—to improve consultations. It also explains in detail how to demonstrate proficient consultation skills in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam and the importance of these skills in appraisal/revalidation. Certified for continuing professional development (CPD®) by The CPD Certification Service, this fully updated and revised Second Edition incorporates new thinking and consultation models, including the 6 S model and the new doctor, patient, illness model. It also provides detailed analysis of the latest Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) assessment tools, such as the clinical skills assessment exam (CSA) and the consultation observation tool (COT). Complete with illuminating case studies, photocopiable forms, and a jargon-busting appendix, The Naked Consultation: A Practical Guide to Primary Care Consultation Skills, Second Edition offers valuable insight into the key phases of the primary care consultation, the best features of common consultation models, and the real-world application of popular consultation techniques.

Competency Evaluation Tools for Case Management Professionals

Author: Karen Zander

Publisher: HC Pro, Inc.

ISBN: 1601466528

Category: Medical

Page: 132

View: 7054

This essential toolkit for case management professionals focuses on real-world case management functions, providing compentency evaluation tools designed by experts in the field and best practices for those who develop performance appraisals, job descriptions, and sequence training.

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Study Guide

CNS Exam Preparation

Author: Wiekamp

Publisher: Vonbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9780996588607

Category:

Page: 122

View: 3713

This is a Study Guide for the Clinical Nurse Specialist looking to take the Adult Gerontology CNS Exam. Start your career now! This CNS study guide is essential for your success. Adult/Gerontology Health CNS Exam Prep and Study Guide is wonderful resource for CNS students that want to pass the Adult/Gerontology CNS exam. It will provide you with a guide to the CNS Exam and includes practice questions.

Formulating a Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Provider, Second Edition

Author: Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, PMHNP-BE, CNL-C, FAANP,Julie C. Penick, PhD, DNP, MSN, FNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826152236

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 2863

Praise for the First Edition: “Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy and standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both students and new advanced practice nurses...” -- 5 stars, Doody’s This easy-access clinical guide to over 70 commonly seen symptoms, written for advanced practice provider (APP) students and new practitioners, describes a step-by-step process for obtaining a reliable patient history, choosing the appropriate physical exam, and using the patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. The second edition continues to include the case study approach, and is updated to incorporate 22 new symptoms along with contributions by a new editor, who is a leader in holistic health. The guide is distinguished by several unique features including focused patient history questions and responses, Physical Exam Findings, a Differential Diagnosis Table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a Diagnostic Examination table (including estimated costs and codes), and a Case Study Summary highlighting the critical thinking process. Symptoms are presented alphabetically in a systematic, unfolding case study approach and include chief complaint, presenting history, past history, and explicit methodology for determining correct diagnosis. Key Features: Describes over 70 (22 new to the second edition) commonly presented symptoms with unfolding case scenarios Offers a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills Provides quick access to differential diagnosis, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical-decision making Guides APP students and novice practitioners in conducting a problem-focused history and examination Includes unique Differential Diagnosis tables and Diagnostic Examinations tables that help clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making

Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography

Author: William J. Brady,Jonathon D. Truwit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356194

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 6423

This scenario-based text provides answers to urgent and emergent questions in acute, emergency, and critical care situations focusing on the electrocardiogram in patient care management. The text is arranged in traditional topics areas such as ACS, dysrhythmia, etc yet each chapter is essentially a question with several cases illustrating the clinical dilemma – the chapter itself is a specific answer to the question. This is a unique format among textbooks with an ECG focus. The clinical scenarios cover the issues involved in detecting and managing major cardiovascular conditions. Focused, structured discussion then solves these problems in a clinically relevant, rapid, and easy to read fashion. This novel approach to ECG instruction is ideal for practicing critical care and emergency physicians, specialist nurses, cardiologists, as well as students and trainees with a special interest in the ECG.

Autism

Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581102765

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 5586

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a fully searchable CD-ROM to put an extensive library of ASD-specific solutions right at your fingertips. Just point and click to access desired information in the AAP Clinical Reports and rapidly find a wealth of related practice tools including: Screening Algorithms Surveillance Algorithms AAP Guideline Summary Chart Management Checklists Developmental Checklinst Developmental Growth Charts Website Links Early Intervention Referral Forms ASD Coding tools Reinbursement Tips And much more

Essential Evidence-Based Medicine

Author: Dan Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521540278

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 6973

Although using the results of the best research to determine the best care for an individual patient may appear very simple, most medical students and physicians do not have the mathematical background or training to critically evaluate published research. This "user's guide" helps the medical professional to become a more discriminating reader of medical literature, and ultimately better equipped to apply evidence-based medicine in practice. The volume will be an ideal introductory text for medical students and health-care professionals.

Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse

Author: Dawn Camp-Sorrell,Rebecca A. Hawkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935864325

Category: Medical

Page: 1507

View: 2412

The Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse offers nurses a quick reference guide to the clinical challenges that often arise in the patient with cancer. This third edition features 163 chapters, including 12 new chapters, and over 1,400 pages.

Transitioning From LPN/LVN to BSN

Author: Nancy Duphily

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826121810

Category: Medical

Page: 189

View: 5433

This essential, first-of-its-kind text for the LPN/LVN to BSN course covers every aspect of role transition to Baccalaureate Nurse and Professional Practice.