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Nursing/Allied Health Books
Acute and Chronic Wounds: current management concepts Prevent and manage wounds with this expert, all-inclusive resource Acute & Chronic Wounds Current Management Concepts, 5th Edition provides the latest diagnostic and treatment guidelines to help you provide quality care for patients with wounds. This textbook presents an interprofessional approach to maintaining skin integrity and managing the numerous types of skin damage including topics that range from the physiology of wound healing, general principles of wound management, vulnerable patient populations, management of percutaneous tubes, and specific care instructions to program development. Written by respected nursing educators Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix, this bestselling reference also provides excellent preparation for all wound certification exams.
Call Number: RD98.3 .A38 2016
Pediatric Nursing Procedures Absorb the vital principles, interventions, and strategies of family-centered pediatric care, with the newly updated Pediatric Nursing Procedures, Fourth edition. Emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork, this irreplaceable how-to offers clear direction on more than 120 pediatric procedures, all based on current research and international best practices. All procedures address community care settings, with a focus on school and home nursing issues. This is the perfect clinical guidebook for nurses delivering care to children in any health care setting, and a vital text for all nursing students. This step-by-step guide covers a broad range of pediatric procedures . . . - NEW updated content in all chapters, based on current clinical evidence, best practices, and nursing standards - NEW chapters on pediatric health assessment; intravascular therapy peripheral lock and flush; and palliative care - NEW Unexpected Situations scenarios and recommendations - NEW photos and diagrams - Coverage of vital topics, including: o Key elements of family-centered care and the strategies that strengthen it o Impact of developmental milestones on patient and family education o A clear-cut, detailed how-to on common procedures, such as: - Medication administration - Blood drawing - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Child abuse reporting and documentation - Care of the newborn - Fluid and nutritional interventions - Pharmacologic interventions - Pain management - Hemodynamic monitoring - Immunizations - Parenteral nutrition and IV fat emulsion infusion - Handling equipment - Wound care, and more - Chapter features include: o Clinical Guidelines for performing each procedure safely o Equipment List for each procedure o Child and Family Assessment and Preparation guide to pre-procedure assessment o Procedure section ¨C The complete how-to, with evidence-based rationales o Child and Family Evaluation and Documentation section - How, when, and where documentation is required o Community Care section ¨C Directions for child or caregiver to perform the procedure at home, school, and other settings o Unexpected Situations ¨C What to do when the unexpected happens before, during, or after the procedure o KidKare icon ¨C Psychosocial aspects of pediatric care o caREminder feature ¨C Important practice tips for each procedure o ALERT feature ¨C High-risk issues that can occur during the procedure
Call Number: RJ245 .B693 2016
Memmler's the Human Body in Health and Disease Prepare your students for success in their allied health careers with Memmler''s The Human Body in Health and Disease, 13e. Acclaimed for its innovations in pedagogy and approach, the book has already helped hundreds of thousands of allied health students (including those with little or no background in science and/or weak language skills) to master the content of the course. From its pioneering use of phonetic pronunciations to its pedagogically effective skin-to-bone transparencies of the human body, to this edition''s new personalized chapter-by-chapter quizzes powered by prepU; this book continues to set the standard for the one-semester course. Continuing the tradition of excellence that has made the book a classic, this edition prepares students for success in their healthcare careers through easy-to-understand, beautifully illustrated coverage of the essentials of human anatomy, physiology, and the effects of disease. Throughout the book, anatomical art illustrates concepts with accuracy, simplicity, and elegance; medical case studies enhanced with additional clinical content demonstrate the relevance of the content to a career in the health professions; and unique pedagogy helps students master the anatomic and medical terminology they will encounter in healthcare settings. Now more engaging, easier to learn from, and easier to remember than ever before, the Thirteenth Edition features a clear, friendly writing sty≤ a dramatically enhanced design, photo, and art program; a wide array of in-text and online learning tools tailored to the needs of allied health students; and an unparalleled suite of instructor and student resources designed to save you time and help your students succeed. Student Resources Personalized chapter quizzes powered by prepU help each student learn more, while giving you a window into your students'' progress by highlighting misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses. Chapter pre-quizzes help students pinpoint areas of focus. Online animations make complex concepts and processes easier to understand. An online learning style assessment helps students identify their personal learning style, so that they can maximize their use of the wide range of online learning activities on thePoint. Eleven different types of learning activities, including multiple-choice, true/false, key terms, fill-in-the-blank, look and label, audio flash cards, word anatomy, piece it together, zooming in, listen and label, and body building, help students study and review. An audio glossary pronounces and defines key medical terms. Supplemental images and tables enhance student understanding Study and test-taking tips help students master chapter content and prepare for exams. Career Information boxes showcase a variety of health careers. Answers to the text''s Questions for Study and Review help students master key concepts. Maximize your study time, improve your performance on exams, and succeed in this course with the for-sale Study Guide. Instructor Resources: Personalized chapter quizzes powered by prepU help each student learn more and give you a window into your students'' progress by highlighting misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses. An improved online Instructor''s Manual provides a wide range of resources to support your teaching, including tips for using the book in a flipped classroom or for online learning. A robusttest generatorbank makes building tests and exams quick and easy. A complete image bank with additional images enhances lecture and exam preparation. Online animations can be incorporated into your lectures to help your students better understand complex concepts and processes. Answers to Study Guide Questions are provided for your convenience. Lesson Plans make the text easier to teach from. Pre-loaded PowerPoint presentations speed lecture preparation. In addition, you can package the text with a number of books and resources, depending on your course goals and teaching preferences. For a greater focus on medical terminology, package the text with Barbara Cohen''s, Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide 7e. To increase students'' success and pass rates in the course, package the text with prepU. To give your students even more opportunities to practice and review, package the text with the Study Guide. To provide your students with the ultimate success package, bundle the text with prepU and the Study Guide. To give your students a clinically based on-line lab experience without expensive equipment, package the text with A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Online: Student Lab Activity Guide, 4e.
Call Number: QP34.5 .M48 2015
Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: a new model for advanced practice nursing The newly revised Third Edition of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the Essentials document and advises on the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree. The text is written for current DNP students as well as those considering the degree program. It also serves as a fantastic reference for professionals and those who have already completed a DNP program. Key revisions for the new third edition will include:*Updated Chapters*Expansion and emphasis on quality analysis and models, including statistical analysis methods and models *Incorporation of adult learning theory*Additional emphasis on the role of the nursing professional *The addition of information literacy in the chapter on the DNP project needs assessment section*Addition of the Squire Guidelines as they apply to dissemination, and the expansion of the section on dissemination*Addition of information literacy as it relates to the DNP scholarly project *Expansion of inter and intra professional collaboration as it relates to the project*Information on the scholarly project committee
Call Number: RT75 .D56 2017
Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition continues to leverage the Nurse of the Future competency model and maintains a focus on the socialization of the professional role. The Fourth Edition also incorporates additional concepts and competencies that have become essential for BSN prepared nurses, such as quality improvement, safety, patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, and informatics. Also included is information related to national patient safety goals and other national patient safety initiatives. Key Features Critical Thinking Questions Nurse of the Future Boxes Case Studies Key Terms Glossary
Call Number: RT82 .R587 2017
Person-Centred Dementia Care: making services better with the VIPS framework What is person-centred dementia care, and how can it be used to improve care for people from diagnosis to end of life? How can we improve services in people's own homes, in care homes, in supported housing and in hospitals? This substantially updated second edition considers recent developments in person-centred care, presenting refreshed guidelines for practice. Dawn Brooker and Isabelle Latham explain the evolution of the key principles of person-centred care that comprise the VIPS model. They describe how it has been applied in diverse service settings, and show how to put the model into practice. A new chapter dedicated to culture of care will help service managers to get to grips with this slippery concept, and includes important information on how to guard against neglectful practice. Case studies from the CHOICE programme, a research project on culture of care, demonstrate the key factors that are important for people living with advanced dementia and complex needs to live well.
Call Number: RC521 .B7644 2016
Fast Facts for the Clinical Nurse Manager: managing a changing workplace in a nutshell Clinical nurse managers face myriad challenges, including administrative, clinical, and interpersonal issues. This concise, practical resource offers wise guidance for nurses working in this complex, fast-paced role. Addressing common complaints and anxieties, it offers quick access to insights, proven strategies, and tools for effectively coping with such situations as institutional change, a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, resistance to change, and toxic behaviors. Fully updated and revised, the second edition provides sound advice to address the changing dynamics in health care that challenge clinical nurse management. It offers strategies for boosting staff morale during times of fear and anxiety, explains how to reclaim professional practice and focus on quality of care, advocates for nurses at senior levels, and discusses how to maintain one"s identity in an interdisciplinary setting. Designed to assist clinical nurse managers at all levels in developing new and effective ways of leading in a rapidly changing health care environment, this resource helps foster a better professional practice for the nurse manager. It features concise chapters and bulleted information for quick access and at-a-glance Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes. Also included are helpful tools and worksheets for managing a variety of challenges, along with the "Top 10 Fast Facts for Thriving in a Changing Workplace." "New to the Second Edition: " Completely updated and revised New chapter, "A Call to Action: Recovering the Lost Art of Nursing" New content on fostering and nurturing therapeutic relationships More information on rewards and recognition to keep staff motivated "Key Features: " Presents timely content ready to be applied in a professional setting Presents information in an easy-to-access format with concise chapters, bulleted lists, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes Advocates a back-to-basics approach to clinical care Packed with current, useful, and accessible information that fits in a pocket Written by a noted author, keynote speaker, and facilitator highly experienced in helping nurses in leadership roles
Call Number: RT89 .F37 2016
Multiple Myeloma: a textbook for nurses This second edition presents cutting-edge information on the treatment and nursing care of multiple myeloma. New chapters discuss developments in genomics and biomarkers, and promising clinical drug trials, covering major breakthroughs in clinical practice.
Call Number: RC280.B6 M85 2015
Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot The third edition ofClinical Care of the Diabetic Foot has been fully revised and updated, and continues to be the essential handbook on foot care and the treatment of the diabetic foot. The diabetic foot is typically the victim of nerve damage, micro- and macrovascular disease, and faulty healing, mechanisms that without proper care can lead to amputation. More than 80,000 diabetes-related amputations are performed in the United States each year, but non-specialist primary care providers, as well as residents, nurses, and diabetes educators, can help prevent this devastating, life-altering, and expensive complication. Healthcare professionals and medical students alike willfind that this concise, well-indexed, and updated guide offers practical advice on detecting and managing diabetes-related foot complications.
Call Number: RC951 .C49 2015
Scope and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in Care Coordination and Transition Management
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Pass PCCN! From the author of the bestselling Pass CCRN! and Pass CEN!, Pass PCCN! applies Dennison's time-tested approach to the Progressive Care Nursing Certification exam and follows the latest PCCN exam test plan, with one or more chapters for each section of the exam. This all-new review book features a thorough review in narrative format for each chapter - and covers all the content you need, including the disorders unique to the PCCN, to master the PCCN exam. Learning Activities interspersed throughout the book, as well as more than 900 review questions on the companion Evolve website, are geared towards progressive care nurses and offer valuable test-taking experience. Content follows the latest PCCN test plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation. Companion Evolve website with more than 900 multiple-choice review questions, available in Study Mode or Exam Mode, lets you self-test online. UNIQUE! Learning Activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts, such as crossword puzzles, matching and fill-in-the-blank questions. Case studies, consisting of patient scenarios and associated learning activities, stimulate critical thinking and promote application of knowledge. Appendices include common abbreviations and acronyms, laboratory values, formulas, hemodynamic monitoring essentials, and a dysrhythmias reference (including etiology, criteria, significance, and management), so you can quickly reference important information when studying for the PCCN examination.
Call Number: RT120.I5 .D462 2016
The Emotion Regulation Skills System for Challenged Learners Informed by the principles and practices of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), this book presents skills training guidelines specifically designed for participants with cognitive challenges. Clinicians learn how to teach core emotion regulation and adaptive coping skills in a framework that promotes motivation and mastery for all learners, and that helps clients apply what they have learned in daily life. The book features ideas for scaffolding learning, a sample 12-week group curriculum that can also be used in individual skills training, and numerous practical tools, including 150 reproducible handouts and worksheets. The large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
Call Number: RC489.C63 B76 2016
American Indian Health and Nursing The average life expectancy of a male born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota today is 40 years oldothe lowest life expectancy of all peoples not only in the U.S. but also in the entire Western Hemisphere. Written by and for nurses, this is the first text to focus exclusively on American Indian health and nursing. It addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians, and describes how these disparities, bound into the cultural, environmental, historical, and geopolitical fabric of American Indian society, are responsible for the marked lack of wellbeing of American Indians. American Indian nurse authors, natives of nine unique American Indian cultures, address the four domains of healthophysical, mental, spiritual, and emotional--within each region to underscore the many stunning disparities of opportunity for health and wellbeing within the American Indian culture as opposed to those of "Anglo" culture. In an era of cultural competency, these expert nurse authors bring awareness about what is perhaps the least understood minority population in the U.S. The text covers the history of American Indians with a focus on the drastic changes that occurred following European contact. Included are relevant journal articles, historical reports, interviews with tribal health officials, and case studies. The book addresses issues surrounding American Indian nursing and nursing education, and health care within nine unique American Indian cultural populations. Also discussed are the health care needs of American Indians living in urban areas. Additionally, the book examines the future of American Indian Nursing in regard to the Affordable Care Act. Key Features: Focuses exclusively on American Indian health and nursingothe first book to do so Written by predominately American Indian nurses Covers four domains of health: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional Highlights nine specific cultural areas of Indian country, each with its own unique history and context Includes chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and case studies
Call Number: RT86.54 .A43 2016x
Nurse on Board: planning your path to the boardroom
Call Number: RT89.3 .C86 2016
The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology Mental health problems impose a staggering worldwide public health burden. Regrettably, whereas many sciences have been progressing for centuries (e.g., biology, chemistry) it is only recently that the strategies of science have been applied to the field of clinical psychology. At thisrelatively early stage in the science of clinical psychology, the majority of work is ahead of us, and as such the prepared investigator must be familiar with the full portfolio of modern research strategies - a set of "directions" for getting from "here" to "there." To continue to move thescience of clinical psychology forward, investigators benefit when they systematically rely on research strategy "routes" that achieve favorable balances between scientific rigor and clinical relevance. With this need in mind, The Oxford Handbook of Research Strategies for Clinical Psychology has recruited some of the field's foremost experts to explicate the essential research strategies currently used across the modern clinical psychology landscape that maximize both precision and significance.Chapters in this volume address design, measurement, and analytic strategies for clinical psychology, including comprehensive coverage of: * effective laboratory methods in experimental psychopathology, single-case experimental designs, small pilot trials, the randomized controlled trial, adaptive and modular treatment designs, and dissemination methods and models* change measurement, observational coding, measurement of process variables across treatment, structural and functional brain imagining, and experience sampling data collection methods * statistical power, correlation and regression, randomized clinical trial data analysis, conventions in mediation and moderation analysis, structural equation modeling, meta-analytic techniques, item-response theory, and the appropriate handling of missing dataThe book concludes with an integrative summary of research strategies addressed across the volume, and guidelines for future directions in research methodology, design, and analysis that will keep our young science moving forward in a manner that maximizes scientific rigor and clinicalrelevance.
Call Number: RC467.8 .O94 2013
Nursing Diagnosis Manual: planning, individualizng, and documenting client care Everything you need to develop a safe and effective care plan...whenever you need it. Here's the 5th Edition of the resource you'll turn to again and again to select the appropriate diagnosis and to plan, individualize, and document care for more than 850 diseases and disorders. A new, streamlined design makes reference easier than ever. Only in the Nursing Diagnosis Manual will you find for each diagnosis...defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively - sample clinical applications to ensure you have selected the appropriate diagnoses - prioritized action/interventions with rationales - a documentation section, and much more!
Call Number: RT48.6 .D643 2016
Pediatric Primary Care: practice guidelines for nurses Pediatric Primary Care: Practice Guidelines for Nurses, Third Edition is an advanced practice primary care text for nursing students to use in their clinical course. This user-friendly, comprehensive text guides students through situations they will encounter with pediatric patients.The Third Edition contains updated practice guidelines in existing chapters, as well as a new chapter of common genetic disorders such as orofacial clefts,spina bifida, Turner Syndrome and Down Syndrome to name a few. Case studies and discussion questions are available in the instructor resource package. New to the Third Edition:*Chapter content updated by experts*New chapter on common genetic disorders*Case studies for common illnesses*Discussion questions in each chapter
Call Number: RJ245 .P73 2017
A Nurse's Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role Graduating from nursing school is a massive accomplishment, but those next steps passing boards and starting a demanding new job as a nurse can seem daunting. Never fear: This book will help any new nurse map out a clear path from commencement to successful career.
A Nurse s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role is a straightforward how-to guide to confidently enter professional practice. From ethical issues to continuing education to coping with stress, authors Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. McIntosh, and Jennifer S. Mensik provide practical strategies and tools to help you reach your greatest nursing potential.
Call Number: RT82 .T478 2016
Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.
Call Number: RT120.I5 T35 2016x
Personal and Professional Growth for Health Care Professionals Personal and Professional Growth for Health Care Professionals blends aspects of professional development with issues related to personal development. This text includes the use of the multi-stage model of professional development: perception, judgment, motivation, prioritization, decision process, and professional implementation, as well as a discussion on the psychology of professionalism. Topics include: working and communicating across generations, impressions, interprofessional relationships, communication, and professionalism: as a student, a clinician, and at work.Personal and Professional Growth for Health Care Professionals will help students connect the ideas of professionalism to themselves with relevant case studies and discussion questions. This accessible text provides students with thoughts about personal development which they can apply as they enter the workforce. This is an excellent resource to prepare students with the non-clinical skills to begin a career in health care.FEATURES* Mind Mapping Exercises* Case Study Vignettes* Classroom Activities* Issues for Discussion* End-of-Chapter Exercises* Chapter Summaries INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES* Instructor's Manual includes supplemental questions, pre-assessments, post-assessments, teaching tips and more* 220 Slides in PowerPoint format* 185 Test Bank Questions
Call Number: R690 .T57 2017x
Action Research for Nurses Nurses work in complex situations with daily challenges, where the needs of each patient represent unique demands. Action research helps nurses to investigate their practices as reflective practitioners, allowing them to ask 'What is going on? How do we understand the existing situation? How do we improve it?' This book supports nurses in investigating their own professional practices in order to develop the new insights and approaches: · embodying holistic perspectives in dialogical and relational forms of individual and organisational learning, · equal emphasis on processes and outcomes; · welcoming all participants' contributions , and listening to all voices; · developing a patient-centred focus where people are involved in their own healing; · building communities of enquiring practices. This book is intended for undergraduate student nurses, qualified practising nurses in clinical settings who may or may not be engaged in formal professional education courses and nurse educators and managers.
Call Number: RT81.5 .M36 2016x
Management of Labor and Delivery The process of labor and delivery has been one of the most perilous activities in human life. The awkward evolutionary compromises giving rise to humans makes birthing potentially life threatening for both mother and child. Despite the development of modern care, labor and delivery continues to be a dangerous process even though the levels of fatality have decreased over the past several decades. This clinically focused guide to modern labor and delivery care covers low and high-risk situations, the approach of the team in achieving a successful outcome and what to consider when quick decisions have to be made. Aimed at both trainee and practicing obstetrician-gynecologists, this new edition includes practical guidance such as algorithms, protocols, and quick-reference summaries. It is squarely focused on the process of birth and concentrates on modern clinical concerns, blending science with clinical applications.
Call Number: RG651 .M35 2016x
Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery: coping with disasters and other negative life events This evidence-rich collection takes on the broad diversity of traumatic stress, in both its causes and outcomes, as well as the wide variety of resources available for recovery. Its accessible coverage shows varied presentations of post-traumatic stress affected by individual, family, and group contexts, including age, previous trauma exposure, and presence or lack of social resources, as well as long-term psychological, physical, and social consequences. Contributors focus on a range of traumatic experiences, from environmental disasters (wildfires, Hurricane Katrina) to the Holocaust, from ambiguous loss to war captivity. And the book's final section, "Healing after Trauma," spotlights resilience, forgiveness, religion, and spirituality, using concepts from positive psychology. Included among the topics: The Great East Japan earthquake: tsunami and nuclear disaster. Posttraumatic stress in the aftermath of mass shootings. Psychosocial consequences: appraisal, adaptation, and bereavement after trauma. Loss, chaos, survival and despair: the storm after the storms. Aging with trauma across the lifetime and experiencing trauma in old age. On bereavement and grief: a therapeutic approach to healing. Psychologists, social workers, researchers studying trauma and resilience, and mental health professionals across disciplines will welcome Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery as a profound source of insight into stress and loss, coping and healing.
Call Number: RC552.P67 T73 2015x
Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This book presents the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) and shows exactly how to use it in day-to-day interactions with clients. MI offers simple yet powerful tools for helping clients work through ambivalence, break free of diets and quick-fix solutions, and overcome barriers to change. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate specific ways to enhance conversations about meal planning and preparation, exercise, body image, disordered eating, and more. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Call Number: RM218.7 .C55 2016
Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual: continuing education resource, clinical practice resource Are you looking into how to advance your professional development through certification? Need a reliable and credible reference resource? No matter where you are in the process, make sure you have the most valuable review and resource tool at your disposal. The Nursing Knowledge Center’s Cardiac–Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Cardiac–Vascular Nursing certification exam. Based on the official ANCC certification exam test content outline, this review and resource manual will help you: • Study and analyze comprehensive material and concepts written by nursing experts. • Develop a recommended seven-step plan to equip you for the exam and map out what to do on the day of the exam. • Prepare for and familiarize yourself with acute care nurse practitioner standards of practice. • And much more ... Make the Cardiac–Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual a key resource in your certification preparation.
Call Number: RC674 .C3744 2015
Dementia Care at a Glance Dementia Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers needing information and guidance about dementia care. Taking a person-centred and interpersonal approach, each chapter outlines an aspect of the experience of living with dementia and the steps that the nurse or healthcare professional can take to support them. This comprehensive book will assist readers to respond effectively, sensitively and with compassion to people living with dementia in acute settings, as well as in care environments and at home. It acknowledges the challenges that arise for people with dementia, family members and professionals and offers practical solutions based on current thinking and best practice. Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Covers the common forms and manifestations of dementia, their causes, and how to address them Addresses a wide range of topics including, interventions, communication, care planning, medication, therapy, leadership as well as ethical and legal issues Takes a positive holistic approach, including not only physical and mental health issues but social and spiritual implications and a person-centred focus throughout Suitable for students on a range of healthcare courses Supported by a companion website with multiple-choice questions and reflective questions
Call Number: RC521 .J45 2016x
Pharmacology Case Studies Pharmacology is an essential skill for every advanced practice nurse (APRN). But let’s face some facts—while some APRNs just love every aspect of pharmacology, others find it difficult to digest. Typical pharmacology resources provide facts like drug metabolism, clearance, side effects, and clinical trials. However, they often fail to contextualize the information in a useful way for nurses’ everyday practice. With this new publication, Pharmacology Case Studies, Al Rundio and William Lorman have brought together experts in a wide variety of specialties to present pharmacologic treatments in an easy-to-reference format. This 171-page pharmacology case study tour de force will help you review and research: -An assortment of scenarios in a standardized case study format broken into eight sections (History, Physical Assessment, Diagnosis, Patient Goals, Treatment, Evaluation, Recommendations, and References). -A variety of cases that utilize both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. -Evidence-based pharmacology situations from heart failure and HIV to patients with alcohol or opiate dependence. -And more! The reality is that every APRN has to embrace pharmacologic theories and concepts and understand medications well. With Pharmacology Case Studies, now you can easily improve your knowledge and understanding of pharmacology in a practical setting.
Call Number: RM301.12 .P43 2015x
The Conversation: a revoltutionary plan for end-of-life There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. Dr. Angelo E. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, he demonstrates that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation. He argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care. It might be the most important conversation you ever have.
Call Number: R726.8 .V648 2016
Planning Health Promotion Programs: an intervention mapping approach The Intervention Mapping bible, updated with new theory, trends, and cases Planning Health Promotion Programs is the "bible" of the field, guiding students and practitioners through the planning process from a highly practical perspective. Using an original framework called Intervention Mapping, this book presents a series of steps, tasks, and processes that help you develop effective health promotion and education programs using a variety of approaches. As no single model can accurately predict all health behavior or environmental changes, this book shows you how to choose useful theories and integrate constructs from multiple theories to describe health problems and develop appropriate promotion and education solutions. This new fourth edition has been streamlined for efficiency, with information on the latest theories and trends in public health, including competency-based training and inter-professional education. New examples and case studies show you these concepts in action, and the companion website provides lecture slides, additional case studies, and a test bank to bring this book directly into the classroom. Health education and health promotion is a central function of many public health roles, and new models, theories, and planning approaches are always emerging. This book guides you through the planning process using the latest developments in the field, and a practical approach that serves across discipline boundaries. Merge multiple theories into a single health education solution Learn the methods and processes of intervention planning Gain a practical understanding of multiple planning approaches Get up to date on the latest theories, trends, and developments in the field Both academic and practice settings need a realistic planning handbook based on system, not prescription. Planning Health Promotion Programs is the essential guide to the process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to develop solutions without a one-size-fits-all approach.
Call Number: RA427.8 .P553 2016
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum Continence Management This volume in the new Core Curriculum series from WOCN® covers Continence Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying fecal and urinary continence care. It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures. The evidence-based, easy-to-follow format of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society(tm) Core Curriculum: Continence Management facilitates your comprehension of: o Urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction o Physiology of normal defecation and voiding o Motility disorders, fecal incontinence, and bowel dysfunction in pediatric patients. Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including management of voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence in both men and women. o End-of-chapter Q&As help you remember all vital points o Clinical pearls highlight important takeaways o Numerous full-color photos, diagrams, and tables aid understanding of vital topics. Practical directions cover: o Assessment of UI and lower urinary tract symptoms o Appropriate use of containment devices, absorbent products, and indwelling catheters o Basic and advanced assessments of patients with urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction o Overactive bladder/urgency UI and fecal incontinence - pathology, presentation, diagnosis, and management o Assessment and management of the neurogenic bladder o Caring for older patients. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society(tm) Core Curriculum: Continence Management is essential for nursing students in continence care programs; nurses caring involved in continence care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty. Also available as an e-book at other major retailers.
Call Number: RC866.D43 W68 2016
Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care
Call Number: RA969 .I43 2015x
Improve Patient Outcomes: A.S.P.E.N.'s Step-by-Step Guide to Addressing Malnutrition Optimal nutrition care processes should be incorporated into everyday care to improve patient outcomes. This guide provides the tools, resources, care pathways, and processes to reach these important care goals and improve value to patients. Overall, improving nutrition care should decrease complications, length of stay, readmissions, and cost. Use these pathways and resources to deliver optimal nutrition care. Implementation tools help with institutional and agency processes and transition of care.
Call Number: RC623 .I46 2015x
Transforming Education and Staff Development: presentations and workshops for Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Singapore
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Setting the Standard for Patient Care: overview of the clinical standardized opportunity for Hospital executives and board
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Fundamentals of Magnet Toolkit The Fundamentals of Magnet® Toolkit is the ultimate reference guide for healthcare leaders and consultants who want to drive change and consistently deliver nursing excellence and quality patient care.
This trusted resource features:
• A gap analysis tool that aligns the Magnet® Model with Affordable Care Act requirements
• Step-by-step tips to move your organization from reactive to high-performing
• The competencies required for innovative thinking, execution, and success
• An assessment of today’s big data trends and how they relate to Magnet
Get a taste of the Fundamentals of Magnet® course and credentials. Reinforce knowledge from the course and apply concepts learned to real-world scenarios. Whether you lead your organization’s Journey to Magnet Excellence®, consult on healthcare issues, or simply want to learn more effective ways to foster nursing and patient excellence, the Fundamentals of Magnet® Toolkit is for you.
Call Number: RT89 .R634 2015x
Management/Employee Development Books
The Compensation Handbook :A State-Of-the-Art Guide to Compensation Strategy and Design The most relied-on guide in the industry--now with strategic insight for using compensation strategies and practices to create competitive business advantage The Compensation Handbook has been a mainstay on the desks of human resources and compensation professionals for more than forty years--and now this revised Sixth Edition continues the tradition with new material and focus on developing a sustainable competitive advantage. The most important revision to date, this transformative edition will enable compensation and human resources practitioners to: Provide a road map for creating a fully defined compensation strategy for any organization Design and implement an approach for attracting and retaining talent that will remain relevant into the future Present programs that allow for the seamless alignment of historic best practices with the latest tools, methods, and diagnostics in compensation Much of this guide's longtime success comes from the extraordinary team of highly respected experts from business and academia who share their authoritative knowledge on every aspect of compensation, and this latest edition features more than two dozen new contributors leading the field in their specialties. From using "big data" to solidify compensation decisions to building compensation programs that adapt to rapidly changing business and workforce scenarios to executing successful plays for new talent, retaining essential staffers, and encouraging skill development--The Compensation Handbook, Sixth Edition continues to be a groundbreaking tool that forward-thinking compensation professionals and HR practitioners can use to substantially add value to their companies today and in the future.
Call Number: HF5549.5.C67 H36 2015
Earned Value Management: the most important methods and tools for an effective project control This book covers the basic concepts of EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT in an easy understandable way, supported by many graphical illustrations.
Controlling and reporting of project costs, schedules, technical progress and risks receives an ever-increasing importance in project management. With Earned Value Management you receive a very effective tool, which brings the necessary transparency and security in your projects.
Call Number: HD69.P75 W35 2015x
Leadership: theory and practice Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent format for each chapter, allowing students to compare the various theories. Each chapter includes three case studies that provide students with practical examples of the theories discussed. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides readers with a user-friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner.
Call Number: HM1261 .N67 2016
Mastering Patient Flow Delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care requires creating and sustaining patient-centered practice operations. Whether you are new to managing patient flow or a seasoned pro, the updated edition of this MGMA bestseller is your essential resource for uncovering new opportunities and efficiencies. This practical, must-read book offers an updated assessment of a medical practice from the most important point of view: that of the patient.
Call Number: R728 .W66 2014
Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences Based on over 30 years of successful teaching experience in this course, Robert Pagano's introductory text takes an intuitive, concepts-based approach to descriptive and inferential statistics. He uses the sign test to introduce inferential statistics, empirically derived sampling distributions, many visual aids, and lots of interesting examples to promote reader understanding. One of the hallmarks of this text is the positive feedback from users--even those not mathematically inclined praise the text for its clarity, detailed presentation, and use of humor to help make concepts accessible and memorable. Thorough explanations precede the introduction of every formula, and the exercises that immediately follow include a step-by-step model that lets readers compare their work against fully solved examples. This combination makes the text perfect for anyone building their foundation of knowledge for analyzing statistics in psychology or other social and behavioral sciences.
Call Number: BF39 .P25 2013
Statistics for Health Care Management and Administration: working with Excel The must-have statistics guide for students of health services Statistics for Health Care Management and Administration is a unique and invaluable resource for students of health care administration and public health. The book introduces students to statistics within the context of health care, focusing on the major data and analysis techniques used in the field. All hands-on instruction makes use of Excel, the most common spreadsheet software that is ubiquitous in the workplace. This new third edition has been completely retooled, with new content on proportions, ANOVA, linear regression, chi-squares, and more, Step-by-step instructions in the latest version of Excel and numerous annotated screen shots make examples easy to follow and understand. Familiarity with statistical methods is essential for health services professionals and researchers, who must understand how to acquire, handle, and analyze data. This book not only helps students develop the necessary data analysis skills, but it also boosts familiarity with important software that employers will be looking for. Learn the basics of statistics in the context of Excel Understand how to acquire data and display it for analysis Master various tests including probability, regression, and more Turn test results into usable information with proper analysis Statistics for Health Care Management and Administration gets students off to a great start by introducing statistics in the workplace context from the very beginning.
Call Number: RA409.5 .K76 2016
Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care" a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports "To Err Is Human" (2000) and "Crossing the Quality Chasm" (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsa "has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care" contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety."
Call Number: RC71.5 .I46 2015x
Louder Than Words: harness the power of your authentic voice There has never been a better time to build an audience around your idea or product. But with so many people and companies clamoring for attention, it's also more challenging than ever to do work that deeply resonates with the marketplace and creates true and lasting impact. According to Todd Henry, the key to standing apart from the noise is to find your unique voice. Those who identify and develop their voices will gain more attention and wield more influence. But first they have to identify what they truly stand for, develop a compelling vision, and become masters of expressing their ideas in whatever media they choose. Henry offers strategies, exercises, and true stories that illustrate the five attributes of resonant work: Authenticity: Uncover the narratives that are at the core of your personal and professional identity. Uniqueness: Identify what makes your work distinct from that of others, and learn to creatively package and present your message. Consonance: Cultivate internal consistency and harmony in your work. Empathy: Listen to your audience's aspirations and struggles to make your message more compelling. Timing: Learn how to coordinate your work with ideas that already have cultural momentum. Making your work speak is a life-long process of trial, error, and realignment. Henry's book will help readers build a body of work that resonates deeply and achieves lasting impact.
Call Number: BF637.S4 H464 2015
Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation: guidelines and examples This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. Pedagogical Features: *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
Call Number: LB2369 .T39 2016
The Power of Chakras: unlock your 7 energy centers for healing, happiness and transformation "For anyone wishing to examine ways of integrating knowledge of [chakras] into their life and health, The Power of Chakras is a valuable guide." --Larry Dossey, MD, author, Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words "The Power of Chakras provides a wealth of information and inspiration." --Dr. David Frawley, Director, American Institute of Vedic Studies "Dr. Susan Shumsky is one of the most genuine, sincere spiritual teachers that I am privileged to personally know. She is a rare treasure who truly walks her talk, and her profound connection with inner divinity is obvious." --Dannion Brinkley, author of Saved By the Light "The Power of Chakras is a magnificent companion book to Dr. Shumsky's Exploring Meditation. It links the practice of meditation to the highest attainment of self-realization by connecting it with the body's energy vortices--the chakras. Her scholarly and deeply researched book is, at the same time, easy to read and retain. The information within it is a much-needed guide to help seekers discover their own intelligence within." --Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu Yoga, coauthor of Yoga as a Form of Meditation The Power of Chakras reveals the truth that has been concealed until now--astonishing secrets about the human energy field. Dr. Susan Shumsky has delved into the ancient Tantric and Vedic literature to uncover the veiled mysteries of the ages, where the most authentic information about the 7 chakras, 7 sub chakras, and the subtle energy system can be found. Until now, much of this wisdom has been locked in hiding places in the forests and caves of India and Tibet. This COVR Award-winning book is now offered as a new edition. Highly praised by spiritual masters from India as well as thousands of grateful readers, it has been hailed as the "quintessential reference on the subject." By reading this valuable book, you will: Discover your subtle body and energy field and how to heal blockages. Gain understanding of Kundalini energy and the chakra system. Learn to maintain health of your energy field.
Call Number: BF1442.C53 S546 2014
The Leadership Capital Index: realizing the market value of leadership Leadership is critical for any company's success, but how can you put a concrete, measurable value on it? For the first time, David Urlich shows how anyone can effectively evaluate the impact of leadership quality on the market value of any firm.Everyone agrees that much of the success of any company depends on the quality of its leadership. Yet there is has been no rigorous, comprehensive way of rating leadership quality as it relates to company market value-until now. In this book leading scholar, author, and consultant Dave Ulrich provides a "leadership capital index" - a thorough way of assessing how the quality of a company's leadership impacts its value (e.g., like a Moody's index for leadership). Drawing on ten years of work Ulrich finally offers an alternative to the instinctive and subjective approaches people have been forced to take in the past.In successive chapters, Ulrich develops multiple dimensions of this leadership capital index, including leaders' personal abilities (their personal proficiency, strategic proficiency, execution proficiency, people proficiency, and leadership brand proficiency) and organizational leadership capabilities (cultural capability, talent management, performance accountability, information management systems, and work process). The result is a groundbreaking book that opens up a major new area of understanding and analysis of business and leadership.
Call Number: HD57.7 .U45795 2015
Driven to Delight: delivering world-class customer experience the Mercedes-Benz Way A Wall Street Journal bestseller Why are Mercedes-Benz customers so loyal and passionate? Because the people at Mercedes-Benz are Driven to Delight In his previous bestsellers--The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, and Prescription for Excellence--Joseph Michelli revealed customer experience practices and strategies of beloved businesses. Now, in this timely new book, he shares the greatest customer-driven insights behind one of the most iconic brand names in the world: Mercedes-Benz USA. DRIVEN TO DELIGHT reveals: How Mercedes-Benz USA launched a multi-year program to elevate their customer experience--even though their product was already "best in class." How they activated people, improved processes, and deployed technology to emotionally engage customers. How the Mercedes-Benz approach can jump-start any customer-driven business--by accelerating your commitment to the customer experience. Filled with exclusive front-seat insights from Mercedes-Benz employees, eye-opening testimonials from passionate Mercedes-Benz fans, and solid nuts-and-bolts advice for creating your own consumer-aligned road map, Driven to Delight will help you retool your strategies, reignite your customers, and refuel your team for the long haul. Mercedes-Benz. The name alone conjures images of luxury, innovation, quality, and performance. But in today''s market, you need more than a world-class product to outpace the competition--which is why the executives at Mercedes-Benz USA set a course to create a customer experience in keeping with their legendary cars. This is the story of how an organization became Driven to Delight. It reveals the action plan Mercedes-Benz USA used to catapult the company to first place rankings in national customer satisfaction studies while at the same time growing sales and profits. With unprecedented access to company personnel, customer experience expert Joseph Michelli charts the journey the company took and identifies the all-important keys to driving delight in any customer-based organization. You''ll learn how to: Create a compelling vision for exceptional customer experiences Identify the ever changing wants, needs, and desires of your customer segments Map out your key customer journeys and high value contact points Effectively evaluate customer perceptions throughout their journey with you Resolve customer needs swiftly and constantly improve your delivery processes Link rewards and recognition to customer experience excellence throughout your organization These proven techniques are part of the Mercedes-Benz USA "Driven to Delight" culture which sets a new gold standard in customer service, employee engagement, and peak performance. You''ll find step-by-step strategies that can be customized to fit your business model and customer needs. You''ll discover invaluable tools like Vision Mapping, Customer Journey Wheels, Customer-Centric Strategy and Resource Planning Processes --plus 20 Key Questions you can use to diagnose your progress and steer your company in the right direction. Along the way, you''ll get a rare first-hand comprehensive view of a world-class company in action. You''ll see how a "best or nothing" organization became customer obsessed, mile after mile, year after year. Most importantly, you''ll learn how to ramp up your own customer experience, rev up your customer commitment, and take your customers on a journey that''s bound to delight--the Mercedes-Benz way. Joseph A. Michelli is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant. His books include The Starbucks Experience, The New Gold Standard, The Zappos Experience, Leading the Starbucks Way, and Prescription for Excellence, which hit #1 on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists.
Call Number: HD9710.G44 D3845 2016
Implementing SAP® CRM: the guide for business and technology managers In today's competitive business environment, most companies realize that the better they can manage their customer relationships, the more successful they will become. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software systems are key tools for companies to manage the customer-facing processes of their businesses. However, many companies have resisted implementing this most critical customer-oriented application due in large part to the lack of a single-point resource on implementing a CRM system. This book attempts to fill that gap. Implementing SAP® CRM will help technologists and managers come to grips with the vision, concept, and technology of CRM. It begins by laying out the groundwork for understanding CRM. It explains the concept and context of CRM and the tangible business benefits of CRM adoption. Demonstrating a professional approach to the evaluation and selection of SAP, it details the critical success factors (CSFs), patterns, and anti-patterns of a successful SAP CRM implementation. CRM implementations can add significant benefit to the company's bottom line only if the company first transforms itself into a customer-centric and customer-responsive enterprise. This book explains what it means to be a customer-centric and responsive enterprise, and provides a framework for business operations based on customer relationships, rather than the traditional four Ps (product, positioning, price, promotion). It further spells out business process reengineering (BPR) strategies to configure internal business processes and operations with SAP CRM to improve customer-facing strategies, services, and relationships.
Intelligent Disobedience: doing right when what you're told to do is wrong Torture in Abu Ghraib prison. Corporate fraud. Falsified records at Veterans Administration hospitals. Teachers pressured to feed test answers to students. These scandals could have been prevented if, early on, people had said no to their higher-ups. In this timely new book, Ira Chaleff goes deeply into when and how to disobey inappropriate orders, reduce unacceptable risk, and find better ways to achieve legitimate goals. The inspiration for the book, and its title, came from a concept used in guide dog training. Guide dogs must be able to recognize a command that would put their human and themselves at risk, effectively resist the command, and identify safer options for achieving the goal. This is precisely what Chaleff shows humans how to do. He delves into the psychological dynamics of obedience, drawing in particular on what Stanley Milgram's seminal Yale experiments - in which volunteers were induced to administer shocks to innocent people - teach us about how to reduce compliance with harmful orders. Using dozens of vivid examples of historical events and everyday situations, Chaleff offers advice on judging whether intelligent disobedience is called for, how to effectively express opposition, and how to create a culture where, rather than "just following orders," citizens are educated and encouraged to think about whether those orders make sense.
Call Number: BJ1411 .C43 2015
The Genius of Opposites: how introverts and extroverts achieve extraordinary results together Better Together FDR and Eleanor. Mick and Keith. Jobs and Woz. There are countless examples of introvert-extrovert partnerships who make brilliant products, create great works of art, and even change history together. But these partnerships don't just happen. They demand wise nurturing. The key, says bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler, is for opposites to stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results. Kahnweiler's first-of-its-kind practical five-step process helps introverts and extroverts understand and appreciate each other's wiring, use conflicts to spur creativity, enrich their own skills by learning from the other, and see and act on things neither would have separately. Kahnweiler shows how to perform the delicate balancing act required to create a whole that is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts.
Call Number: BF637.I48 K34 2016
The Leadership Contract: the fine print to becoming an accountable leader A comprehensive blueprint for the enlightened leader The Leadership Contract is the modern leader's handbook for organizational renewal. Leaders are no longer "rulers," nor are they accidental'in today's business climate, leadership is both a trait and a specific set of skills. It's about trust, commitment, communication, and drive. This book shows you how to become the leader your organization needs. You'll go beyond adopting the habits and practices of an effective leader and actually put it in writing to establish a leadership contract that ensures the success of your company. This revised and updated edition includes new coverage of accountability, personal and organizational levels of the leadership contract, new Gut Check summary questions after each chapter, and additional opening and closing remarks to provide key insight into what the leadership role entails. Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can organizations succeed without the support of their employees? This book aims to build better leaders and establish a true leadership culture that inspires the entire organization. Learn why a leadership contract is needed and what it entails Discover the real impact of your decisions and work ethic Motivate and inspire by making the right connections Facilitate a vibrant, positive culture that innovates and thrives Exceptional leadership is the heart of a successful organization. Employees need to be able to trust in the skills, strategy, judgment, and motivation of those steering the ship. The Leadership Contract provides a blueprint for today's leaders, and guides you toward becoming the leader your employees deserve.
Call Number: HD57.7 .M635 2016
Disrupt Yourself: putting the power of disruptive innovation to work Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson wants you to consider this simple, yet powerful, idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different--they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. As president and cofounder of Rose Park Advisors’ Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen, Johnson used the theory of disruptive innovation to invest in publicly traded stocks and private early-stage companies. In Disrupt Yourself, she helps you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to your particular path, whether you are: a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business a high-potential individual charting your career trajectory a manager looking to instill innovative thinking amongst your team a leader facing industry changes that make for an uncertain future We are living in an era of accelerating disruption; no one is immune. Johnson makes the compelling case that managing the S-curve waves of learning and mastery is a requisite skill for the future. If you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself.
Call Number: HF5386 .J655 2015
Connected CRM: implementing a data-driven, customer-centric business strategy Three macro trends are changing the marketing landscape and forcing massive change on most organizations: the digitization of media and channels; social media; and the ability for consumers to access media anytime, anywhere. Marketers are responding with data-driven, digital customer strategies and a collective business model transformation. For the first time, marketers are now able to put customers at the core of the business strategy. The challenge, now that there's "universal" buy-in on the philosophy, of 'every organization should be ?customer-centric? is the "how". How do we successfully implement a comprehensive, data-driven, customer-centric business strategy? The answer is called "Connected CRM", the focus of this book. Customer-centric marketing isn't merely a tactical implementation plan. Executed correctly, it's a fundamental shift in the organization's framework, affecting every department, not just marketing, though it puts marketing at the heart of the business and leadership strategy for the organization. It's a new source of visibility and accountability for the CMO and a new basis of competitive differentiation for the company. CMOs of the future will play a much larger role in all aspects of marketing, sales, service and technology. Through years of work in data-driven customer relationship marketing and observations of successful (and unsuccessful) implementation efforts; Merkle has developed a customer-centricity blueprint for organizations. This book explains how to make it a reality'for sustained competitive advantage.
Call Number: HF5415.5 .W5823 2014
Research Design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi c attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives.
Call Number: H62 .C6963 2014
Practical Centering: exercises to eneregize your chakras for relaxation, vitality and health 2013 Nautilus Silver Award Winner! Practical Centering enhances physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance with innovative breathing techniques and empowering exercises. It provides an instant vacation in this hectic world, enabling us to elevate our energy, relax our body, strengthen our core, and quiet our mind. Physical therapist Larkin Barnett links her original techniques with the chakras-ancient, non-Western concept of the seven physical and spiritual centers in the body. Strengthening our mind/body connection in this way is the ultimate immune booster, improving circulation for better tissue nutrition and metabolism. The body acts like a natural pharmacy as it flushes away waste products more thoroughly. Altogether, the tools in Practical Centering can lead to a life of more vitality and ease. It's a great little book to pack in your suitcase or back pocket. The exercises take only minutes and can be done easily at home, at work, or wherever you happen to be.
Call Number: RZ999 .B265 2012
Stress Management for Life: a research-based, experiential approach Clearly explaining the "how to" of stress management and prevention, STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE, 4e emphasizes experiential learning and encourages readers to personalize text information through practical applications and a "tool box" of stress-reducing resources, including activities and online stress-relief audio files. Michael Olpin and Margie Hesson offer more than just a book about stress; they offer readers a life-changing experience. Well-researched and engaging, the book empowers students to experience personal wellness by understanding and managing stress, gives stress-related topics a real-life context, and motivates students to manage stress in a way that accommodates their lifestyle, values, and goals.
Call Number: RA785 .O45 2016x
Stretch: how to future-proof yourself for tomorrow's workplace You know you can do more with your career. And the future is going to demand more of you. The problem is you are so busy keeping up with the day-to-day that you can't prepare for tomorrow. Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace gives you the confidence and knowledge you need to achieve your goals in an ever-changing world. Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick'established experts and the collective winners of dozens of awards in the field of personal development and learning'offer evidence-based guidance on obtaining the skills you will need to thrive in tomorrow's workplace. Built on solid, global research and dozens of personal interviews with people who have achieved new and inspiring goals, Stretch offers advice, valuable insights, anecdotes, and recommendations to make achieving your goals practical and within reach. If you are like other professionals, your biggest worry is becoming obsolete at work. Shifting technologies, fierce competition among corporations, and recruitment occurring on a global level would give anyone concern. To remain relevant in spite of change, you need to know how to: Learn in any situation Open your thinking to a world beyond where you are now Connect to the people who can help you make your future happen Seek experiences that will prepare you for tomorrow Stay motivated through the ups and downs of a career so you can bounce forward Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace offers five practices to help you start, enhance, and lengthen your career by anticipating the needs of tomorrow's work environment. Don't become obsolete. Instead, stretch to achieve your potential.
Call Number: HF5381 .W695 2016
Subliminal: how your unconscious mind rules your behavior Winner of the 2013 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world--our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed. As in the bestselling The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow employs his signature concise, accessible explanations of the most obscure scientific subjects to unravel the complexities of the subliminal mind. In the process he shows the many ways it influences how we misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates; how we misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions; and how we misremember important events--along the way, changing our view of ourselves and the world around us.
Call Number: BF315 .M56 2013
The Career Handoff: a healthcare leader's guide to knowledge & wisdom transfer across generations Within the business community, succession planning plays a key role in an organization's strategic initiatives. Within healthcare, however, it has been largely overlooked. Without careful planning, healthcare organizations risk a catastrophic gap in leadership continuity that could jeopardize operational cost management, quality of care improvement, and regulatory compliance. How do you close that dangerous gap? Thoughtful succession planning.
The Career Handoff helps healthcare and nurse leaders proactively preserve and pass on their valuable knowledge and wisdom to new generations. With an approach that emphasizes mentoring and sustainability of expertise, this book aims to facilitate smooth transitions and the continued viability of healthcare organizations. Authors Kathy Malloch and Tim Porter-O'Grady share their extensive knowledge through guidelines, stories, and lived experiences. For those with retirement on the horizonâ€öand their potential successorsâ€öThe Career Handoff offers insightful guidance and succession planning strategies that position healthcare organizations for a sustainable, successful future
Call Number: RT86.5 .C37 2016
Value Stream Mapping: how to visualize work and align leadership for organizational transformation Winner of The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! Align your leadership team to deliver the highest possible value to your customers Too many organizations today suffer from silo-centric behavior and intra-organizational conflict. Yet most don''t understand what''s holding them back from achieving outstanding performance. Value stream mapping--an essential but underusedmethodology--is a proven approach to help you visualize and resolve disconnects, redundancies, and gaps in your value delivery system. More than merely a tool to eliminateoperational waste, value stream mapping is a highly effective means to transform leadership thinking, define strategy and priorities, and create customer-centric work flow. In this detailed guide, business performance improvement experts Karen Martin and Mike Osterling present a practical way to deeply understand how work gets done--in any environment--and how to design improvedwork systems. You''ll learn how to: Prepare and engage your leadership team in the transformation process Gain a deep understanding about your current work systems and the related barriers to delivering value Design a future state that enables outstanding performance on all fronts Adopt the new design and lay the foundation for continued improvement Whether you are a novice, an experienced improvement practitioner, or a leader, Value Stream Mapping will help you design and operate your business more effectively. And if your organization already uses value stream mapping, this book will help you improve yourtransformation efforts. In today''s rapid-fire business environment, there are too many problems to be solved and too many opportunities to be leveraged to operate without a highly effective means for accomplishing the important work to be done.Value stream mapping is the missing link in business management and, properly executed, has the power to address many business woes. PRAISE FOR VALUE STREAM MAPPING "Value stream mapping has evolved from its roots as a tool used by geeks to reimagine and reconfigure manufacturing operations to a process to enable deep organizational intervention and transformation. With Value Stream Mapping, Karen Martin and MikeOsterling provide an outstanding guide for practitioners engaged in the challenging work of improving the horizontal flow of value across organizations." -- John Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute, and author, Learning to See "Despite decades of viewing value stream mapping as the core tool of Lean transformations, there is still confusion. Karen and Mike put mapping in its proper perspective as a methodology for getting high-performing teams to see waste, share a future state vision, and build meaningful actions that are carried out with passion and purpose." -- Jeffrey Liker, author, The Toyota Way "In Value Stream Mapping, Karen and Mike not only provide a great how-to book for transforming value streams, they also demonstrate the benefits that taking a holistic view can have on an organization''s culture and commitment to customer value. There is something to learn for the novice and expert on every page." -- Jeff Chester, Chief Revenue Officer & Senior Vice President, Availity "Martin and Osterling have written an excellent book that shows you how to do value stream mapping and do it right. Follow their advice and your organization will get the profoundly radical change required to better serve your customers and create unprecedented profits and agility." -- Brian Maskell , author, Practical Lean Accounting "VSM is often misunderstood and underutilized. Strategically, it can be a Rosetta Stone to help bring disparate organizational silos together and a catalyst for stimulating and prioritizing enterprise-wide transformation. Karen and Mike have produced anotherterrific guide. Read it, practice it, share it, teach it." -- Steve Bell , author, Run Grow Transform "Value Stream Mapping is well worth picking up. It''s a straightforward user''s guide to constructing current-state and designing future-state value stream maps that help you visualize and improve your efforts to flow value to your customer." -- Matthew May, author of The Laws of Subtraction
Call Number: HD58.8 .M2867 2014
Using Patient Reported Outcomes to Improve Health Care A practical, introductory guide to the best use of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to improve the quality of health care and patient health. Only title to exclusively introduce, explain and show how PROs can be best used to improve healthcare and patient outcomes Includes real life examples and case studies of PROs in practice Assesses the growing evidence base for PROs in practice Editor team from Office of Health Economics (OHE), The King's Fund and King's College London with contributions from practising clinicians, GPs and other healthcare professionals
Call Number: R853.O87 A66 2016x
Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes Interprofessional teamwork and collaborative practice are emerging as key elements of efficient and productive work in promoting health and treating patients. The vision for these collaborations is one where different health and/or social professionals share a team identity and work closely together to solve problems and improve delivery of care. Although the value of interprofessional education (IPE) has been embraced around the world - particularly for its impact on learning - many in leadership positions have questioned how IPE affects patent, population, and health system outcomes. This question cannot be fully answered without well-designed studies, and these studies cannot be conducted without an understanding of the methods and measurements needed to conduct such an analysis. This Institute of Medicine report examines ways to measure the impacts of IPE on collaborative practice and health and system outcomes. According to this report, it is possible to link the learning process with downstream person or population directed outcomes through thoughtful, well-designed studies of the association between IPE and collaborative behavior. "Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes" describes the research needed to strengthen the evidence base for IPE outcomes. Additionally, this report presents a conceptual model for evaluating IPE that could be adapted to particular settings in which it is applied. "Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes" addresses the current lack of broadly applicable measures of collaborative behavior and makes recommendations for resource commitments from interprofessional stakeholders, funders, and policy makers to advance the study of IPE.
Call Number: R737 .I578 2015x
The Manager's Guide to Accurate Evaluations Performance evaluations are time consuming and hard to do well. Evaluating people can also feel awkward and subjective. The good news is: there are some quick and easy steps you can take to make your evaluations accurate. This guide gives you resources to help you: effectively deliver potentially difficult performance feedback, double-check your initial performance ratings, and adjust your ratings in a principled way- or make the case for keeping them the same.
Call Number: Pamphlet
Root Cause Analysis in Health Care: tools and techniques When a serious patient safety event (such as a sentinel event) occurs, it is critical for the health care organization to understand the system failures or defects that contributed to that event. Root cause analysis (RCA) provides a systematic approach to identifying those contributing factors. RCA is also beneficial as a proactive tool to identify potential safety problems before they reach the patient. RCA is an effective tool that can help health care organizations that have experienced a patient safety event, as well as those working to improve their patient safety systems or achieve high reliability, to do the following: Ensure reliable processes Decrease variation and defects (waste) Achieve better outcomes Use evidence to ensure that a service is satisfactory New for 2015, Root Cause Analysis in Health Care: Tools and Techniques, 5th ed., updates the bestselling fourth edition. The book provides a framework for conducting an effective RCA, both proactively and as a response to a sentinel event. The fifth edition reflects recent revisions to Joint Commission standards and the Sentinel Event Policy, and includes a wealth of new tools and case studies. A new appendix to the fifth edition discusses alternative methods of comprehensive systematic analysis, including common cause analysis, human factors analysis, and others.
Call Number: R729.8 .R6665 2015x
Re-envisioning the Patient Experience Patient experience is at the intersection of two major trends in the American health care marketplace: value-based payment and consumerism. Health care organizations need to focus on delivery an excellent patient experience because, increasingly, their reimbursements are tied to achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. By the same token, as consumers take more control over choosing providers and insurance plans, the quality of the patient experience will be ever more important.
Call Number: Pamphlet
Future Scan 2016-2021 Healthcare Trends and Implications This highly respected annual guide to healthcare trends will help organizations plan for the future. In Futurescan 2016 2021, a panel of industry thought leaders addresses eight key issues regarding healthcare change and transformation. The expert insight in these pages is supported by data from a survey of 507 healthcare leaders across the country.
An essential tool for strategic planning, Futurescan 2016 2021 examines these notable topics:
•Engaging increasingly value-conscious consumers
•Exploring capital models required to finance healthcare
•Identifying change leadership competencies for the future
•Accelerating innovations that improve value
•Implementing healthcare transformation at a massive scale
•Adopting health promotion and wellness programs that work
•Assuming risk for defined populations
•Integrating behavioral health and medical care
Call Number: Pamphlet
Life As a Daymaker: how to change the world simply by making someone's day Go Ahead, Make My Day Make someone's day, and you'll make your own - that's the principal behind David Wagner's book Life As A Daymaker: How to Change the World Simply by Making Someone's Day. Wagner poses one questions: "Why have random acts of kindness when you have intentional acts of goodwill?" Life As A daymaker offers wealth of oppertunities to spread cheer, encouragment or advice to anyone who opens it's cover. Author David Wagner offers suggestions on how to make one's life meaningful and rewarding, using a single, simple premise.
Call Number: BJ1533.K5 W34 2002
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Toast Kaizen : An introduction to continuous improvement & lean principles (DVD) "..This 27-minute video highlights the seven deadly wastes found in both administrative offices and in manufacturing processes. In this training tool, the process of making toast is used to represent the before condition and the target condition of a manufacturing or transaction-based process and helps your people to identify with the process of Kaizen (small and continuous improvements). Whether you are already on the Continuous Improvement journey or you are just beginning to realize the power of continuous improvement implementation, this video is an essential learning tool for your entire workforce."
Call Number: TS176 .T627 2008x
ITNS transplant IQ series by A collection of 16 DVDs ranging from 30-120 minutes ; Topic specific and feature a leading expert in their field ; Comprehensive overview to study for the CCTN and CCTC certification exams ; Suitable for seasoned or novice transplant staff
Call Number: DVD887 2014
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