Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care

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Overview

This dynamic resource is your guide to the latest information on the roles and responsibilities of the manager of patient care, core competencies required of nurses caring for patients, and a wide range of management concepts that nurses need to know before entering practice. With an emphasis on patient safety and evidence-based practice, it provides complete coverage of patient care management, leadership, information management, organizational planning, and human resources.

Organized around the five major functional groups within health care organizations that nurses handle or frequently interact with - patient care management, leadership, information management, organizational planning, and human resources.
Important content on the environment of care examines hospital safety and security issues including emergency codes, Safe Patient Handling and Movement and Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Evidence-Based boxes summarize current research and best practices for topics throughout the textbook.
Clinical Corner boxes discuss practice process improvements made by nurses, including safe, effective practices used at their institutions and how they improve patient care.
NCLEX® examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter offer valuable review and exam preparation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323053068
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 221,712
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Patient Care Management

  1. Introduction to Patient Care Management
  2. Communication in the Work Environment for the Management and Coordination of Care
  3. Assigning and Delegating Patient Care Activities
  4. Evidence-Based Practice
  5. Management of the Environment of Care
  6. Section II: Leadership

  7. Healthcare
  8. Healthcare Regulatory and Certifying Agencies
  9. Ethical Issues in Patient Care
  10. Developing Management Skills
  11. Section III: Information Management

  12. Improving Organizational Performance
  13. Information Systems
  14. Use of Data for Improvement
  15. Section IV: Organizational Planning

  16. Strategic Planning
  17. Financial Planning
  18. Section V: Human Resources

  19. Management of Human Resources
  20. Providing Competent Staff
  21. Workplace Safety
  22. Legal Issues in the Workplace
  23. Staffing and Scheduling
  24. Supervising and Evaluating the Work of Others
  25. Section VI: Congratulations

  26. Your Immediate Future
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