Nursing Delegation, Setting Priorities, and Making Patient Care Assignments

ISBN-10: 143548178X
ISBN-13: 9781435481787
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Patricia Kelly, MSN, RN, is Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Calumet. She currently teaches nationwide NCLEX-RN review courses for Evolve Testing and Remediation/Health Education Systems, Inc., Houston, TX. Ms. Kelly was Director of Quality Improvement at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and Program Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and Faculty at Purdue University. She has served on the Board of Directors of Tri City Mental Health Center, St. Anthony's Home, and the Mosby Quality Connection. Ms. Kelly has worked as a staff nurse, school nurse, and nurse educator and has taught at conferences for The Joint Commission, Resource Applications, Pediatric Concepts, and Kaplan, Inc. in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. She is the Editor of "Nursing Leadership and Management", Co-Editor of "Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management", and "Nursing Delegation, Setting Priorities, and Making Patient Care Assignments." She has also contributed several book chapters and published numerous articles, including "Chest X-Ray Interpretation," and many articles on quality improvement. Ms. Kelly is listed in "Who's Who in American Nursing, Notable American Women", and the "International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women."

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
List of Patient Descriptions
Concept of Delegation
Perspectives on Delegation
Principles
Assignment
Standards
Competence
Supervision
Accountability
Authority
Responsibility
Delegated Activities
Direct Patient Care
Indirect Patient Care
Underdelegation
Overdelegation
Organizational Accountability for Delegation
Chain of Command
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Decision-Making Process and Delegation
NCSBN Delegation Decision-Making Tree and the Five Rights
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing Delegation Decision-Making Tree
The Five Rights of Delegation
Regulation
Knowledge and Skills of Delegation
Power
Responsibilities of Health Care Team Members
Nursing Manager Responsibility
Registered Nurse Responsibility
New Graduate Registered Nurse Responsibility
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Responsibility
Nursing Assistive Personnel Responsibility
Delegation Suggestions for RNs
Effective Communication
Trends in Society that affect Communication
Elements of the Communications Process
Communication Skills and Delegation
Interpersonal Communication
Communication Skills
Culture and Delegation
Communication
Space
Social Organization
Time
Environmental Control
Biological Variations
The Professional Role of the Nurse
Potential Barriers to Communication
Gender
Anger
Status Differences
Incongruent Responses
Conflict
Thought Distortions
Overcoming Communication Barriers
Avoiding Groupthink
Roles in Communication
Destructive or Difficult Behaviors
Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Workplace Communication
Communicating with Supervisors
Communicating with Co-Workers
Communicating with Health Care Practitioners
Crew Resource Management
Time Management, Setting Priorities, and Making Assignments
General Time Management Techniques
Outcome Orientation
Analysis of Nursing Time
Value of Nursing Time
Use of Time
Activity Log
Creating more Time
Effective Use of Available Time
Setting Priority Patient Outcomes
Patient Handoff Report, Shift Action Plan, and Making Assignments
Making Assignments
Making Patient Care Rounds
Evaluating Outcome Achievement
Legal Aspects of Patient Care and Delegation
Sources of Law
Public Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Administrative Law
Civil Law
Contract Law
Tort Law
False Imprisonment
Resources for Safe, Legal, and Ethical Nursing Practice
State Nurse Practice Act
Policies and Procedures of the Institution
Good Samaritan Laws
Good Communication
Ethical Behavior
Risk Management Programs
Malpractice/Professional Liability Insurance
Nursing Risk in Litigation
Nurse-Attorney Relationship in a Lawsuit
NCLEX-RN Preparation
NCLEX-RN
Sample Questions
Exit Examinations
Predictors of NCLEX-RN Success
NCLEX-RN Review Books and Courses
Knowledge, Anxiety Management, and Test-Taking Skill
Organizing your Review
NCLEX and Medication Guides
ARKO Strategies and ABC-Safe-Comfort Tips
Glossary
Index

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