The Business of Nurse Management: A Toolkit for Success

The Business of Nurse Management: A Toolkit for Success

by Springer Publishing Company
     
 

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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase!

I have not found another book like this with such detailed and comprehensive information in a multitude of areas. It will be a great help to nurse managers." Score: 97, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews

This work is more than a mere academic attempt to define basic management concepts, but rather is a

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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase!

I have not found another book like this with such detailed and comprehensive information in a multitude of areas. It will be a great help to nurse managers." Score: 97, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews

This work is more than a mere academic attempt to define basic management concepts, but rather is a robust toolkit, providing real-life examples and experiences coupled with actual tools and techniques, allowing novice nurse managers to understand concepts such as supply chain management, financial management, and labor and productivity modeling. Additionally, this book serves as a roadmap to the successful implementation of these concepts. I think the author can be confident that there will be many grateful nurse leaders who will have gained a broader perspective of their evolving role, and about how to best implement those practices.

Robert Doyle, BSN, MS
Managing Director
National Supply Chain Practice Leader
Navigant Consulting

Nurse managers often assume their positions without sufficient knowledge of the nuts and bolts of managing staff and supplies. This volume provides time-tested tools, templates, and guidance that new nurse managers, administrators, and educators can use immediately to effectively manage staff and supplies while promoting quality patient care. It provides strategies for resolving common issues that can be easily adapted to individual situations and it illustrates how specific departmental needs fit into an overall operational picture.

The book covers in detail all aspects of supply management, including the budgeting skills required for cost-effective purchases and supply utilization, and department budgeting. It provides tools for labor and productivity issues, including staffing models that facilitate waste reduction and increased efficiency. Strategies for effective communication with staff, colleagues, and senior management are presented, along with techniques for successful design and facilitation of meetings, conflict resolution, time management, and a working knowledge of health care finance. Case studies illustrate best approaches and successful resolutions to a variety of management challenges.

Key Features:

  • Provides time-tested tools for the daily business of nurse management
  • Offers proven strategies and formulas that can be easily adapted and put to work immediately
  • Includes step-by-step education on budget and finance within the health care industry
  • Builds leadership skills through communication models and facilitation/presentation guides
  • Clarifies complex budgetary and management issues without technical jargon

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, CHSE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Description: This is an extremely timely and in-depth look at the role of the nurse manager.There are excellent case studies and examples of budget statements, staffing models, DRG's and six sigma.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide new nurse managers and nurses an understanding of the healthcare delivery system and techniques to manage staff and departments.
Audience: Nurse managers are the intended audience and an appropriate one, especially since this is an often-overlooked group. The author is a nursing director who has recruited multiple contributors from the field of nursing administration.
Features: The book reviews staffing, productivity, budgeting, supply cost, patient reimbursement, quality management, and even leadership and conflict management. Even for nurse managers who have been in the position for years, many of the tips pertaining to budget, supply, and Six Sigma are helpful. The many examples and forms provide illustrated examples of how different budgets, patient classification, and even evaluation tools can be used. These are the best parts of the book. Although I feel that this is exactly what a nurse manager would be looking for, some may want more detail in certain areas, such as budgeting, conflict management, or Six Sigma.
Assessment: I enjoyed this book. It is an informative and quick read, which is exactly what a busy nurse manager is looking for. When I was a nurse manager, I would have really appreciated having a book like this to provide a quick reference and great examples that could be used in the clinical setting. I have not found another book like this with such detailed and comprehensive information in a multitude of areas. It will be a great help to nurse managers — something they can use!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826155726
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,033,273
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Bateman, RN, BSN, has 37 years of experience as an RN and 23 years of concurrent peri-operative experience. She has an extensive national and international background in process improvement, non-labor savings, and operating room redesign. She is currently Managing Director of Navigant Healthcare Supply Chain and Peri-Operative Practice, specializing in clinical operations, supply chain operations, physician engagement, surgical services, emergency room and critical care redesign, and resource management. Ms. Bateman has successfully managed teams in the implementation of supply cost initiatives and performed and managed engagements for productivity and process improvement. She also founded and managed her own product research and development corporation in which she took several of her own product ideas from inception to marketplace. She has three patents on her product ideas. Ms. Bateman has been a speaker for National Nurses in Business, HFMA, and World Congress, and has been featured in several publications including California Nursing Review and The Wall Street Journal.

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