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Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook

ISBN-10: 0763761141
ISBN-13: 9780763761141
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

The only resourse designed specifially for Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Second Edition of this best-selling text addresses the specific, practical, day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of the CNS role. Concrete, user-friendly strategies and exemplars are drawn from real practice and offer suggestions as well as considerations for CNS practice. Educators and professionals alike will find this book very helpful. The topics are cutting-edge and this text is a great resource for graduate students enrolled in CNS graduate programs, especially in clinical practicum courses. It will also serve as excellent refreshers for established advanced practice nurses. The topics will also help ground the new CNS by facilitating the transition from staff to APN.

Preface
Contributors
Strategic Career Planning: Professional and Personal Development
Reflection
Reflective Practice
Professional Portfolio Basics
Competing with a Curriculum Vitae
R�sum�
References
Professional Organizations
Stepping Up and Stepping In: Getting Organizationally Involved
Connecting Professionally in an Electronic World
APRN Certification: A Value-Added Enhancement
APRN Certification Opportunities
Personal Development and Self-Care
Conclusion
References
Communication Strategies and Tips: Avoiding Problems; Achieving Desired Results
Netiquette
E-Mail
Voice Mail and Computer Usage Tips
Organizing Successful Meetings
Communicating Professionalism
Surviving and Flourishing in a Work World Filled with Difficult People
Excellent Interviews: Knowing What to Ask and How to Ask It
Conclusion
References
Influencing Healthcare Quality: Educating Patients, Nurses, and Students
Patient and Community Education
Staff Education: Influencing Staff via Educational Programming
Essentials for Educating with Excellence: Academic Teaching and the CNS
Conclusion
References
Supplemental Resources
Mastering Performance Appraisal: Tips for the CNS
Employee Evaluation
Job Descriptions or Job Standards
Self-Regulation and Peer Review
Conclusion
References
CNSs and Difficult Clinician-Patient Situations: Strategies for Success
Coaching to Change Nursing Staff's Approach
Education and Supervision: Helping Staff Avoid the Dark Side of Nursing
Case Studies: Practicing De-escalation Techniques
Referral, Collaboration, and Behavioral Contracts
Interdisciplinary Rounds
Therapeutic Communication
References
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant Role: Issues and Pragmatics
The CNS as Consultant
What Is Nursing Consultation?
What Skills Does It Take to Implement CNS Consultation?
How Does a CNS Consultant Get Started?
What Can the CNS Consultant Offer the Consulting Person, Organization, or System?
Forms of Business Association for CNS Consultation
Legal Implications of Nurse Consultation
Barriers to Effective Consultation
Conclusion
References
Recommended Resources
Workplace Violence: Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Place to Work
Workplace Violence
Background Information
Causative Factors of Violence
Behavioral Typologies of Violent People
Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Violence
Setting the Stage for Understanding Hospital Violence
Types of Violence in Healthcare Settings
Risk Factors for Violent Behaviors
The Challenges of Establishing Violence Reporting Systems
The Lingering Effects of Violence
Strategies for Violence Reduction
Nursing Opportunities
Healthy Work Environments: Violence Free
Conclusion
References
Supplemental Resources
Influencing Outcomes: Improving Quality at the Point of Care
What Is an Outcome?
Outcomes Measures: Key Players and Driving Forces
Leaders and Partners in Outcomes Measurement and Management
Establishing an Outcomes Project of Interest
Improving Quality by Systematically Examining and Managing Outcomes
Conclusion
References
Patient Safety: Preventing Unintended Consequences and Reducing Errors
Human Error and Types of Error
Creating a Just Culture for Patient Safety
Creating a Safe Environment
Safety and Quality Organizations
Tools of the Trade
Educating New and Experienced Nurses: Electronic Resources for the CNS
Case Study: Development and Implementation of a Rapid Response Team
References
Exemplar 9-2 References
The Basics of Nursing Business
The Context of CNS Practice: An Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System
Third-Party Payors
The Budget Process
Types of Budgets
Building the Nursing Budget
Justification Considerations for Nursing Staffing
Variance Reporting
Preparing for the Capital Budget: Product Evaluation
References
Index

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