CLINICAL COACH FOR NURSING EXCELLENCE This title has been archived.

Author: Linda Campbell, PhD, RN, CNS, Marcia Gilbert, DNP, APRN-CNP, Gary Laustsen, PhD, APRN-CNP
Affiliation: Regis University; Denver, CO
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 0803621868
ISBN 13: 9780803621862
Edition: 1st

Description:

Accelerate your mastery of the important knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to succeed as an RN. You will find coverage that encompasses simple solutions to the most common challenges faced in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Preface
  • Reviewers

Providing a Framework to Accelerate Your Transition to Practicing RN

  • You and Clinical Coach for Nursing Excellence
  • PEAK Performance Key No. 1: Philosophy and Theory of RN Practice
  • PEAK Performance Key No. 2: Clinical Progression From Novice to Expert
  • PEAK Performance Key No. 3: Nursing Process
  • PEAK Performance Key No. 4: Best Evidence for Nursing Practice
  • Chapter Summary

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology: Making Connections and Mastering Dosage Calculations

  • Heart Failure
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Glaucoma
  • Preeclampsia
  • Dimensional Analysis in Medication Calculation

Physical Assessment Skills and Findings: Firming the Foundation of the Nursing Process

  • Subjective Assessment
  • Physical Assessment
  • Pain Assessment
  • Chapter Summary

Diagnostics: Understanding and Monitoring Common Laboratory Tests

  • Blood Tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Interpreting ECGs
  • Chapter Summary

Patient Care: Reviewing Critical Skills, Keeping Patients Safe, and Managing Machines

  • Starting an Intravenous (IV) Infusion
  • Inserting a Nasogastric Tube (NGT)
  • Inserting an Indwelling (Foley) Urinary Catheter
  • Administering a Blood Transfusion
  • Mixing Two Types of Insulin
  • Performing Tracheostomy Care
  • Taking Orthostatic Vital Signs
  • Performing an Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Managing Basic Bedside Monitoring
  • Chapter Summary

Shift Planning: Conquering Shift Organization and Prioritization

  • Pre-Shift Planning
  • Shift Report
  • Conquering Shift Organization
  • End of Shift
  • Prioritization
  • Chapter Summary

Communication: Mastering Collaboration, Delegation, and Documentation

  • Communication
  • I-SBAR-R
  • Delegation
  • Documentation
  • Chapter Summary

Critical Nursing Actions: Responding to Key Situations

  • Responding to Changing Patient Conditions
  • Managing Pain: Pathophysiology and Patient Care Strategies
  • Providing End-of-life Care
  • Chapter Summary

Ethics: Addressing Dilemmas in Professional Practice

  • Ethical Principles
  • Code of Ethics for Nurses
  • Ethical Considerations in Professional Nursing
  • Chapter Summary

Next Steps: Advancing in Your Career

  • Caring for Self
  • The Seven Motivators
  • Exploring Future Roles
  • Market Your Vision for Advanced Practice During Your Graduate Program
  • Continuing the Push for Nursing Excellence

REFERENCES

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Providing a Framework to Accelerate Your Transition to Practicing RN
  • Chapter 2: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology: Making Connections and Mastering Dosage Calculations
  • Chapter 3: Physical Assessment Skills and Findings: Firming the Foundation of Nursing Process
  • Chapter 4: Diagnostics: Understanding and Monitoring Common Laboratory Tests
  • Chapter 5: Patient Care: Reviewing Critical Skills, Keeping Patients Safe, and Managing Machines
  • Chapter 6: Shift Planning: Conquering Shift Organization and Prioritization
  • Chapter 7: Communication: Mastering Communication Collaboration, Delegation, and Documentation
  • Chapter 8: Critical Nursing Actions: Responding to Key Situations
  • Chapter 9: Ethics: Addressing Dilemmas in Professional Practice
  • Chapter 10: Next Steps: Advancing in Your Career

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