Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment that Empowers and Retains Nurses / Edition 1

Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment that Empowers and Retains Nurses / Edition 1

by June Fabre
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826125859

ISBN-13: 9780826125859

Pub. Date: 04/04/2005

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

At last, a book about the nursing shortage that links nurses, managers, and physicians using conceptual, communication, and leadership approaches. Smart Nursing addresses critical healthcare issues such as patient safety and nurse retention. Smart Nursing is an easy system of cost effective strategies that removes obstacles that interfere with nurse

Overview

At last, a book about the nursing shortage that links nurses, managers, and physicians using conceptual, communication, and leadership approaches. Smart Nursing addresses critical healthcare issues such as patient safety and nurse retention. Smart Nursing is an easy system of cost effective strategies that removes obstacles that interfere with nurse productivity. It enables nurses to use their full professional capacity to deliver safe patient care in a variety of clinical settings. It blends heathcare knowledge with business expertise to address the bottom line for managers. In short, the dollar difference between the present level of nurse productivity and a nurse's full professional capacity is the potential cost savings that Smart Nursing offers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826125859
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Series:
Springer Series on Nursing Management and Leadership
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

    Contributors
    Acknowledgments
    Part I: Why Use Smart Nursing?
    Introduction
  1. Relationships: The Importance of a Staff-Friendly Culture, with contribution by Jeannette Ives Erickson
  2. Research: Alarming Data Supports Nursing Concerns

  3. Part II: The Six Building Blocks of Smart Nursing
  4. Respect: Learn to Value Nurses
  5. Simplicity: Focus on the Basics
  6. Flexibility: Be Adaptable
  7. Integrity: The Foundation of Ethical Practice
  8. Culture: The Art of Creating a Staff-Friendly Organization
  9. Communication: A Key Ingredient of Collaboration

  10. Part III: Applications of Smart Nursing
  11. Staffing: Recruiting and Retaining the Best Nurses
  12. Teamwork: Building High-Performance Teams
  13. Safety: Preventing Medical Errors
  14. Diversity: The Magic is in the Staffing Mix
  15. Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring Others, with contribution by Linda Pullins
  16. Problem-Solving Strategies: Creating Opportunities from Challenges

  17. Part IV: Looking to the Future
  18. Benefits to Groups Outside Nursing: How CEOs, Physicians, Trustees, and Managed Care Professionals Can Help
  19. Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Accelerate Your Professional Development
  20. What Individual Nurses Can Do: How You Can Make a Difference
  21. Through the Process of Change Emerges the Decade of the Nurse, Nancy M. Valentine

  22. Epilogue
    Recommended Reading
    References
    Index

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