Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Synergy for Best Practices

Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Synergy for Best Practices

By: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (author), Mary G. McKinley (editor)Paperback

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"Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Best Practices" presents the knowledge and tools the CNS needs to provide the best standards of practice and performance. It focuses on the role of the CNS in acute and critical care, emphasizing the relationship between critical care nursing, the patient, and the environment of care. Divided into 3 main sections, the framework of the book is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care and the AACN's synergy model. This book delivers up-to-date information for today's health care along with practical tools for the CNS in acute and critical care settings.

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Contents

Foreword Preface Part I Chapter 1: The CNS in Acute and Critical Care Historical Perspectives: Mandate for Quality in Acute and Critical Care Format for Chapter: I. Evolution of the CNS a. Acute and Critical Care-an overview b. CNS role development II. Theoretical perspectives a. Definition of advanced practice b. Related literature and research III. Educational preparation a. American Association of Colleges of Nursing perspective b. Regulatory perspectives IV. Scope of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for the CNS a. Development b. Implementation V. Regulation of CNS practice Chapter 2: From Novice to Expert: CNS Competencies I. Theoretical perspectives a. Models b. Framework for practice II. Review of the Literature a. CNS in education b. CNS in practice III. Practice implications a. Developmental activities IV. Strategies to successful development of the CNS a. Goal setting b. Networking c. Mentoring Chapter 3: Synergy Model: Guiding the Practice of the CNS in Acute and Critical Care I. Synergy Model Defined a. Patient needs/nurse characteristics-a match b. Applicability to the CNS II. Dimensions of Practice a. Dimensions defined III. Standards of Professional Performance a. Standards of Performance defined Chapter 4: Spheres of Influence: Defining the Impact of the CNS I. Spheres of Influence for the CNS a. Different perspectives i. ANA ii. NACNS iii. AACN II. Patient/Family III. Nursing personnel IV. Organizational systems V. CNS Making the difference Part II Dimensions of Practice for the CNS in Acute and Critical Care: Synergy in Motion Chapter 5: Clinical Judgment Chapter 6: Clinical Inquiry Chapter 7: Facilitator of Learning Chapter 8: Collaboration Chapter 9: Systems Thinking Chapter 10: Advocacy/moral agency Chapter 11: Caring Practices Chapter 12: Response to Diversity Part III Professional Development of the CNS in Acute and Critical Care Chapter 13: Professional Growth I. Mandate for professionalism a. Life long learning b. Dissemination of information II. Professional responsibilities a. Organizations Chapter 14: Expanded Opportunities for the CNS In Acute and Critical Care I. CNS in industry II. CNS as entrepreneur III. CNS in private practice IV. CNS in research V. CNS in faculty Chapter 15: Issues and Future Trends I. Issues in CNS practice a. Educational b. Ethical c. Practice II. Future trends in CNS practice a. Resurgence b. Growth while maintaining quality c. Research Appendix A. Scope of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for the Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist B. CCNS examination blueprint

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/07/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781416001560
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781416001560
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 1416001565

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