Improving Nursing Performance

Improving Nursing Performance

by Timothy P. Williams, Mary E. Geary
     
 

At last, a book that explains in simple terms how the working nurse can ??? performance improvement activities into daily practice demands. Learn h??? can become a systems thinker and data-driven decision maker. Turn the the???, action through this practical approach to ongoing improvements in practice.  See more details below

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At last, a book that explains in simple terms how the working nurse can ??? performance improvement activities into daily practice demands. Learn h??? can become a systems thinker and data-driven decision maker. Turn the the???, action through this practical approach to ongoing improvements in practice.

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Reviewer: Jean O'Neil, EdD, RN, C (Boston College School of Nursing)
Description: This softcover manual distinguishes Performance Improvement (PI) from quality improvement/assurance by describing the history and the measurement basis for PI as a system/process management strategy. PI involves teams representing several departments of a system, in this case a hospital, collaborating to improve a weak process. The authors emphasize the need to transition hospital management to this idea and link it to JCAHO accreditation.
Purpose: The stated goal is "to provide a framework within the practice of nursing to transition nurses from traditional thinkers in quality concepts to collaborative systems thinkers."
Audience: The targeted audience is professional nurses working in hospitals.
Features: Three sections divide the information into history and basic principles, applications and examples, and, finally, linkage to the accreditation process. A glossary of terms and important people in developing the strategy ends the book. There is a general table of contents but no index. Several examples of care applications and working situations illustrate principles described.
Assessment: This exhortation to adopt Performance Improvement management is a good introduction to the topic. Moving from history and principles to implementation to accreditation provides clear information. However, the authors demean their intended audience in the preface by stating, "The lack of responsible, coordinated, and purposeful actions by professional nurses contributed to spiraling medical costs, inadequate staffing, low morale, and low pay."
Jean O'Neil
This softcover manual distinguishes Performance Improvement (PI) from quality improvement/assurance by describing the history and the measurement basis for PI as a system/process management strategy. PI involves teams representing several departments of a system, in this case a hospital, collaborating to improve a weak process. The authors emphasize the need to transition hospital management to this idea and link it to JCAHO accreditation. The stated goal is "to provide a framework within the practice of nursing to transition nurses from traditional thinkers in quality concepts to collaborative systems thinkers." The targeted audience is professional nurses working in hospitals. Three sections divide the information into history and basic principles, applications and examples, and, finally, linkage to the accreditation process. A glossary of terms and important people in developing the strategy ends the book. There is a general table of contents but no index. Several examples of care applications and working situations illustrate principles described. This exhortation to adopt Performance Improvement management is a good introduction to the topic. Moving from history and principles to implementation to accreditation provides clear information. However, the authors demean their intended audience in the preface by stating, "The lack of responsible, coordinated, and purposeful actions by professional nurses contributed to spiraling medical costs, inadequate staffing, low morale, and low pay."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944496565
Publisher:
Bonus Books, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.32(d)

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