Developing Expertise in Critical Care Nursing / Edition 1

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This book examines the development of professional expertise in critical care nursing based on the extensive research in clinical practice. It debates the issues surrounding the characteristics of expert practice and practice development and examines the acquisition of core skills, role transition, and career development in critical care. It will be of interest to practitioners who aspire to advanced level practice in critical care and to all who facilitate this process.

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'Well-written and impeccably organized, as Scholes leaves the reader more certain of the steps they will need to take in order to develop their capabilities to parallel the demands of 'critical care'.'

'Recommended as a class text in advance programs/courses that explore speciality-care in nursing.'

Electric Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405117159
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/27/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Julie Scholes is Principal Lecturer in Research and Practice Development at the University of Brighton, with a national and international reputation in research and critical care.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Defining critical care.

Chapter 2: Defining expertise and the process of acquiring expertise: towards a contemporary definition of advanced practice.

Chapter 3: Pre registration students.

Chapter 4: Inducting the newcomer to critical care: developing competency based frameworks to enable practitioners to be effective in the critical care settings.

Chapter 5: What is competence?.

Chapter 6: The types of roles that have emerged in critical care and the way in which they have evolved.

Chapter 7: Developing benchmarks for expert / advanced roles in critical care practice.

Chapter 8: Research and development

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