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Nurse Executive Certification Resource and Practice Test Questions Book for the Nurse Executive Exam
Author: Nurse Executive Exam Prep Team,Trivium Test Prep
Health Care Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar prepares nurse managers for successful interfacing between financial departments and nursing administration. Using a systems approach to analyze the financial impact of health decisions so nurse managers can thoroughly understand financial concepts such as staffing, budgeting, identifying and analyzing variance, measuring productivity, costing, accounting, and forecasting, the text also presents examples, techniques, and financial accounting terminology and demonstrates how cost cutting can affect patient outcomes.
Author: Dunham-Taylor,Joseph Z. Pinczuk
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition addresses a myriad of financial concepts ranging from staffing and budgeting to measuring productivity and forecasting costs. Examples and explanations of terminology will help nurse managers successfully correspond with the financial department to implement change without negatively affecting patient care and outcomes.
Merging the Heart with the Dollar
Author: Janne Dunham-Taylor,Joseph Pinczuk
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
With concise, focused coverage of community health nursing, Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, 4th Edition provides essential information for community practice — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives. Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care. Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community. Clinical Application scenarios offer realistic situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community. Case Studies provide client scenarios within the community/public health setting to help you develop assessment and critical thinking skills. What Would You Do? boxes present problem-solving challenges that encourage both independent and collaborative thinking required in community settings. How To boxes offer specific instructions on nursing interventions. NEW! QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community. NEW! Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing. NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade.
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
There is no better way to prepare for the CCM exam than to work through practice questions. If you don't know what is on the test, how can you prepare for the real thing? The catch though is not all practice tests out there are really like the CCM exam. With Trivium Test Prep, you can be sure that our Certified Case Manager practice test questions are just like the real thing because they are developed by industry professionals who not only hold the certifications themselves, but teach others to prepare for the same exams. Get ready for fast and effective studying to make sure you pass the Nurse Executive exam the first time!
Author: Trivium Test Prep
Publisher: Trivium Test Prep
Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.
Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht
Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan
Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH
ì[P]rovides a succinct yet comprehensive review of the evolution of stroke patient management. The text starts with a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology, tying it to the types of strokes, the assessment, and diagnostic tools. Acute measures and prevention of secondary injury are outlined and lead us to review the potential complications and finally the rehabilitation and patient/family education. Particularly helpful is the inclusion of the Brain Attack Coalition, The Joint Commission, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services core measuresÖ.[The author] has done an excellent job of keeping this book appropriate for everyday use.î óFrom the Foreword Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRN "The best aspects of the book are that it is easy to read and factual, and it includes a wide range of information... I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical library." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to embrace and incorporate into practice. The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as ìFast Facts in a Nutshell,î targeted segments that provide critical information at a glance. The guide also serves as an instructive resource for nurses not specializing in neurology but who are increasingly being called on to care for stroke patients. The book is also a helpful resource for stroke program coordinators and as a review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams. Key Features: Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards Distills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise information Includes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studies Serves as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams
An Expert Guide in a Nutshell
Author: Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Based on: Public health nursing: population-centered health care in the community / [edited by] Marcia Stanhope, Jeanette Lancaster. 8th ed. c2012.
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This updated edition of the core curriculum for nursing practice with multiple sclerosis (MS) patients presents the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process. It addresses both the physical and psychosocial changes with which MS patients must cope, and focuses on the role of nursing in helping patients to devise, learn, and implement self-care strategies. The book discusses the application of change theory to MS nursing and examines current theories regarding the immunologic bases of MS, its epidemiology, and genetics. Information is presented in an easy-to-read outline format along with case studies that further clarify the material. Each chapter begins with a list of objectives to facilitate learning. Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis offers a vast reservoir of information for MS nurse specialists and students, providing an excellent day-to-day reference as well as a comprehensive review for nurses who intend to take the MS nursing certification exam. It is a companion volume to Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis and Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care. This updated edition includes: New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, including the treatment of acute attacks, immuno-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions Updated guidelines for managing symptoms, such as impaired mobility and bladder/ bowel dysfunction A stronger focus on the role of nursing in helping patients to achieve independence, empowerment, and improved quality of life New content in ethics, professionalism, and delivering culturally competent care Updated references, thought-provoking certification questions, and new case studies
A Core Curriculum
Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Author: American Council on Education
Category: Armed Forces
Human Resource Management, 13th edition provides students in human resource management courses and practicing managers with a comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts and techniques in a highly readable and understandable form. As this new edition goes to press, I feel even more strongly than I did when I wrote the first that all managers not just HR managers need a strong foundation in HR/personnel management concepts and techniques to effectively do their jobs. Particularly in these difficult economic times, where students want to be able to apply at work what they learn in class, this edition continues to particularly focus on practical applications that all managers can use in carrying out their HR-related responsibilities. If you adopted the previous edition, you will find transitioning to the 13th edition easy, as the chapter outline (as well as the outline for each chapter) is more or less the same. I had two goals in writing the 13th edition. In brief, I wanted it to provide a high-level book s complete coverage with a lower-level book s readability, userfriendliness and (relative) brevity. To that end, I ve made six major changes to this edition. 1. Dozens of new topics. These include new, expanded treatments of reliability, validity, generalizability, utility, person-job fit, person-organization fit, and bias in Chapter 6 (Employee Selection), as well as the standard deviation rule in equal employment compliance, retaliation, job satisfaction and withdrawal, managing voluntary turnover,management s willingness to take a strike, cross training, the Myers-Briggs type indicator, workflow analysis, job design in job analysis, task analysis and task statements, the psychological contract, job hazard analysis, safety awareness programs, operations reviews, competencies of HR professionals,managing voluntary turnover, employee engagement, the process of job withdrawal, cumulative trauma disorders, a thoroughly revised and expanded description of the ADDIE training process in Chapter 8, and new material on employee rights in Chapter 14 (Ethics and Employee Rights and Discipline). This edition also contains many dozens of new recent citations. 2. A new boxed feature, The Strategic Context, paired with new strategic human resource management opening scenarios. These boxes illustrate the strategic context of each chapter s material for instance, how L.L.Bean s employee selection standards help to produce the employee competencies and behaviors that in turn support L.L.Bean s customer service strategy. The new chapter opening model says this: that (1) the company s human resource policies and practices should (2) produce the employee competencies and behaviors that (3) the company needs to implement its strategic plan. 3. New HR as a Profit Center boxed features. I ve added a new focus throughout the book on the value proposition and on HR strategy, metrics, and analysis. The new HR as a Profit Center features give readers actual examples of human resource management practices they can apply on their jobs to cut costs, boost revenues, and improve performance. 4. A completely revised Chapter 10 on Employee Retention, Engagement, and Careers, and a completely rewritten and practical discussion in Chapter 11 of how to actually develop a market competitive salary structure. 5. Eighteen new videos all reviewed by me and with discussion questions and a synopsis for each video included at the end of each part of the textbook.We have a total of 28 videos on the DVD. 6. All in a slimmer package. This 13th edition is about 10% (73 pages) shorter than the 12th edition, which I accomplished mostly by pruning material. XXIII NEW FEATURES As noted previously, I ve added two important boxed features. Strategic HR opening scenarios paired with a new boxed feature, The Strategic Context. What HR practices and policies do we need to produce the employee competencies and behaviors required to achieve our strategic goals? The new The Strategic Context features (linked to the opening scenarios) show how companies make human resource management decisions within the context of their strategic initiatives. Examples include how Whirlpool uses candidate interviewing to build its customer base (Chapter 7), and how Google fosters the employee interaction its strategy depends on with a crowd sourcing selection process (Chapter 6). New HR as a Profit Center boxed feature. Today s students want to apply what they learn in class to their jobs, and today's employers expect human resource management to add measurable value to the company. Our new HR as a Profit Center features show actual examples of how human resource management practices do this. Examples include how the Atlantic American insurance company conducted a workflow analysis to identify inefficiencies in how it processes its insurance claims (Chapter 4), and how KeyBank produced a $1.7 million cost savings in teller turnover in one year, simply by making better hiring decisions to reduce training costs (Chapter 6). In addition, I ve retained these important 12th edition features. Evidence-Based Human Resource Management illustrates why and how managers base human resource decisions on measurable, data-based evidence. Improving Productivity Through HRIS demonstrates how managers use technology to improve the productivity of HR. Managing the New Workforce illustrates the skills managers need to manage today s diverse employees. Previous editions of this textbook were the first to provide specific, actionable explanations and illustrations showing how to use devices such as the HR Scorecard process (explained fully in Chapter 3) to measure HRs effectiveness in achieving the company s strategic aims. In this 13th edition, a continuing Hotel Paris case at the end of each chapter gives readers practice in applying strategic human resource management in action. Coverage of the core concepts of strategic HR appears in Chapter 3. Video Cases To provide professors, students, and practicing managers with a richer and more flexible textbook, I have incorporated 18 new video cases at the end of the book s five parts. The in-book video cases provide a basis for in-class discussion of the videos available to adopters; I reviewed the videos and wrote the questions. Comprehensive Cases To continue with the theme of a richer, more flexible textbook, professors, students, and practicing managers will find I ve again included five comprehensive cases in an appendix at the end of the book. I personally wrote the five comprehensive cases to provide students and faculty with an opportunity to discuss and apply the book s concepts and techniques by addressing more comprehensive and realistic case-based issues. SHRM HRCI Review Questions The profession of HR management is becoming increasingly demanding. Responding to these new demands, thousands of HR managers have passed the various certification exams offered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), thus earning the designations Professional in HR (PHR), Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), and Global Professional in HR (GPHR) (as well as a special exam for California HR professionals). XXIV PREFACE This edition again contains, in each chapter, an HRCI-related exercise students can use to apply their knowledge of that chapter s material within the HRCI exam context, as well as a comprehensive listing of the topics that these exams address, in a HRCI guidelines appendix. SUPPLEMENTS Instructor Supplements Instructors can access downloadable supplemental resources by signing into the Instructor Resource Center at www.pearsonhighered.com/educator. It gets better. Once you register, you will not have additional forms to fill out or multiple user names and passwords to remember to access new titles and/or editions. As a registered faculty member, you can log in directly to download resource files and receive immediate access and instructions for installing Course Management content to your campus server. Need help? Our dedicated Technical Support team is ready to assist instructors with questions about the media supplements that accompany this text. Visit http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/ for answers to frequently asked questions and toll-free user support phone numbers. The following supplements are available to adopting instructors. INSTRUCTOR S MANUAL This comprehensive supplement provides extensive instructional support. The instructor s manual includes a course planning guide and chapter guides for each chapter in the text. The chapter guides include a chapter outline, lecture notes, answers to discussion questions, definitions to key terms, and references to the figures, tables, cases. The instructor s manual also includes a video guide. TEST ITEM FILE The test item file contains approximately 110 questions per chapter including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer/essay-type questions. Answers are provided for all questions along with difficulty ratings. In addition, the Test Item File includes questions that are tagged to Learning Objectives and to AACSB Learning Standards to help measure whether students are grasping the course content that aligns with AACSB guidelines. TESTGEN SOFTWARE Pearson Education s test-generating software is available from www.pearsonhighered.com/irc. The software is PC/MAC compatible and preloaded with all of the Test Item File questions.You can manually or randomly view test questions and drag and drop to create a test. You can add or modify test-bank questions as needed. All of our TestGens are converted for use in Blackboard and WebCT and are available for download from www.pearsonhighered.com/irc. BLACKBOARD/WEBCT BlackBoard and WebCT Course Cartridges are available for download from www.pearsonhighered.com/irc. These standard course cartridges contain the Instructor s Manual, TestGen, Instructor PowerPoints, and when available, Student Powerpoints and Student Data Files. INSTRUCTOR POWERPOINT PRESENTATION This presentation includes basic outlines and key points from each chapter. It includes figures from the text but no forms of rich media, which makes the file size manageable and easier to share online or via email. VIDEOS ON DVD Adopters can access the 18 videos referenced in the partending cases, as well as 10 additional videos, on the 2013 Human Resource Management Video Library DVD. These videos have been produced to depict realworld HRM issues and give students a taste of the multi-faceted nature of HRM in real companies. PREFACE XXV Student Supplements MYMANAGEMENTLAB MyManagementLab (www.mymanagementlab.com) is an easy-to-use online tool that personalizes course content and provides robust assessment and reporting to measure student and class performance. All the resources you need for course success are in one place flexible and easily adapted for your course experience. COURSESMART ETEXTBOOKS ONLINE CourseSmart eTextbooks were developed for students looking to save on required or recommended textbooks. Students simply select their eText by title or author and purchase immediate access to the content for the duration of the course using any major credit card.With a CourseSmart eText, students can search for specific keywords or page numbers, take notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information or to purchase a CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com. XXVI PREFACE
Human Resources Management,
Author: Pearson Education, Inc
Category: Business & Economics
This guide is the standard reference work for recognizing learning acquired by military personnel for conversion to academic credit in degree work at colleges and universities. This volume contains recommendations for formal courses offered by the Air Force, the Coast Guard, the Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense in 1990 and later years. Twenty sections provide the following information: (1) how to find and use course exhibits; (2) sample Coast Guard Rating exhibit; (3) how to find and use Coast Guard occupation exhibits; (4) sample Coast Guard rating exhibit; (5) how to find and use Coast Guard warrant officer exhibits; (6) sample Coast Guard warrant officer exhibit; (7) how to find and use Marine Corps MOS (military occupational specialties) exhibits; (8) sample Marine Corps enlisted MOS exhibit; (9) questions and answers; (10) awarding credit for extrainstitutional learning; (11) transfer and award of credit; (12) elements of a model policy on awarding credit for extrainstitutional learning; (13) Air Force course exhibits; (14) Coast Guard course exhibits; (15) Department of Defense course exhibits; (16) Marine Corps course exhibits; (17) Coast Guard aviator exhibits; (18) Coast Guard enlisted ratings exhibits; (19) Coast Guard warrant officer exhibits; and (20) Marine Corps enlisted MOS exhibits. Each course exhibit includes some or all of the following: course number, title, location, length, dates, learning outcomes, instruction, occupational group, description, career pattern, related occupations, and credit recommendation. The guide also contains eight appendixes: the evaluation systems, sample military records, occupation title index, keyword index, course number index, request for course recommendation, and request for Coast Guard rating and warrant officer exhibits, and request for Marine Corps MOS exhibits. (KC)
Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of Defense, Marine Corps
Author: American Council on Education
The Complete Healthcare Information Technology Reference and Exam Guide Gain the skills and knowledge required to implement and support healthcare IT (HIT) systems in various clinical and healthcare business settings. Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications prepares IT professionals to transition into HIT with coverage of topics ranging from health data standards to project management. This valuable resource also serves as a study tool for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician exam (Exam HIT-001) and for any of the six Healthcare Information Technology Professional (HIT Pro) exams offered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. You’ll get complete coverage of all official objectives for these challenging exams. Chapter summaries highlight what you’ve learned and chapter review questions test your knowledge of specific topics. Coverage includes: Healthcare Organizational Behavior Healthcare Regulatory Requirements Healthcare Business Operations Healthcare IT Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality Healthcare IT Operations Electronic content includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring seven practice exams, one for each exam: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician HIT Pro Clinician/Practitioner Consultant HIT Pro Implementation Manager HIT Pro Implementation Support Specialist HIT Pro Practice Workflow & Information Management Redesign Specialist HIT Pro Technical/Software Support Staff HIT Pro Trainer Plus: Detailed answers with explanations Score Report performance assessment tool
Author: Kathleen A. McCormick,Brian Gugerty
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Rev. ed. of: Medical-surgical nursing across the health care continuum. 3rd ed. c1999.
Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care
Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius
Die Referenz zum Verständnis der Konzepte und Werkzeuge von Lean Six Sigma: Six Sigma ist ein statistisches Qualitätsziel und zugleich ein Instrument des Qualitätsmanagements. Ausgangspunkt dieser auf Effizienz und Qualität ausgerichteten Methode ist die Zieldefinition. Danach wird die Fehlerabweichung von diesem Idealziel ermittelt. Ihr Kernelement ist also die Beschreibung, Messung, Analyse, Verbesserung und Überwachung von Geschäftsprozessen unter anderem mit statistischen Mitteln. Dabei orientieren sich die Ziele an Prozesskennzahlen eines Unternehmens und an den Kundenbedürfnissen. In diesem Buch werden alle wichtigen Werkzeuge zur Anwendung von Lean Six Sigma vorgestellt und systematisch auf ihre Einsatzgebiete hin eingeordnet. Detaillierte Erläuterungen helfen zu verstehen, welches Werkzeug wann, wie und warum einzusetzen ist. Aus dem Inhalt: - Voice of the Customer - Wertstromanalyse und Prozessflussdiagramme - Datenerhebung und Abweichungsanalysen - Fehlerursachen identifizieren und verifizieren - Minderung der Durchlaufzeiten und der nicht-wertschöpfenden Kosten - Komplexität und Komplexitätsanalyse - Auswahl und Pilotierung von Lösungen Michael L. George ist Chairman der George Group, der weltweit führenden Six-Sigma-Beratung. David Rowlands ist Vice President für Six Sigma bei der North American Solution Group, einer Division von Xerox. Marc Pice und John Maxey sind Mitarbeiter der George Group. Die Übersetzung dieses Buchs wurde vom Six-Sigma-Experten Dirk Dose, Partner bei der PPI AG (www.sixsigma.de), und seinem Team vorgenommen. Er verfügt über umfangreiche Beratungspraxis mit Prozessoptimierungsprojekten, bei denen Six Sigma zur Verbesserung von Geschäftsprozessen eingesetzt wurde. Lean Six Sigma ist eine der führenden Techniken zur Maximierung der Prozesseffizienz und zur Steuerung jedes Schritts eines Geschäftsprozesses. Mit dem Lean Six Sigma Toolbook werden Sie entdecken, wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen auf ein neues Niveau der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit heben können.
Mehr als 100 Werkzeuge zur Verbesserung der Prozessgeschwindigkeit und -qualität
Author: Michael L. George,David Rowlands,Marc Price,John Maxey
Category: Business & Economics
Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations
A Textbook for Midwives
Author: Sue Macdonald
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences