clinical governance

Team-Based Oncology Care: The Pivotal Role of Oncology Navigation

Pages: 368 Size: 3.23 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Published: 01 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9783319690384

This book discusses how effective navigation requires a team approach to oncology care and should never be considered an “add-on” resource or service. The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN) is the only national professional organization for navigation professionals, and has more than 6,000 members, 90% of which are oncology nurse navigators. They are the experts on creating team-based programs, which remove the risk of others trying to reinvent the wheel by designing a navigation program from scratch. They also understand the role of effective navigation across the entire continuum of care, and understand and are able to apply other key aspects of navigation, including clinical trial screenings and tumor board coordination and monitoring, as well as measurement using evidence-based navigation metrics, to name but a few.It is the only book designed to educate and support anyone developing a new navigation program, or wanting to improve one they have created.As such it offers a guide for cancer centers needing to develop and implement an oncology navigation program; understand and successfully meet and exceed the Commission on Cancer accreditation standards linked to navigation; expand or improve their current navigation program as well as demonstrate its value using reliable measurable results, including patient satisfaction and improved- quality clinical outcomes. This comprehensive book also provides insights into applying the information presented to the real world of oncology care.

Problem Solving for Healthcare Workers

Author: John Michael Collins. Pages: 267 Size: 2.12 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Productivity Press
Published: 02 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9780203728727

While most healthcare facilities have an extremely high success rate at the most challenging lifesaving work and we all know of friends and relatives who have had supreme care, mistakes are still made and patients’ lives have been put at risk and lost.

How often have we heard politicians say after some disastrous report, “Lessons must be learned”, but what does this really mean. Will responsible parties carry out a careful cause and effect analysis and methodically get to the root causes of the problem? Will sufficient steps be taken to permanently eradicate those causes and provide a permanent solution so that the problem will not reoccur? This is what is done in the aviation industry with the result that air travel is very safe. The low accident rate is achieved by studying the causes and using the methods of continuous improvement explained in this book. These methods are now becoming better known in the medical profession have been recommended in recent reports but are perhaps misunderstood at operational levels.

This book is a basic level manual for those who have never been involved in any form of quality improvement project and is also suitable as a refresher for anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with the various techniques discussed. The aim of this book is to explain what continuous improvement is and why it’s needed; explain how individual departments can explain how and why continuous improvement is important, and helps readers recognize quality control methods in their own workplace and understand how to contribute to existing continuous improvement activities. While many of the case studies and examples are from the NHS, the author includes similar examples from around the world.

The Good Practice Guide to Therapeutic Activities with Older People in Care Settings

Author: Perrin, Tessa Pages: 96 Size: 1.91 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Routledge Ltd
Published: 05 July, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781315172682

There are many activity manuals on the market today but this publication is the first to offer a clear guideline on exactly what constitutes good practice in activity provision. Written by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), a charity whose remit is to set standards and disseminate knowledge of good practice in activity provision and to support activity providers who work in care settings for older people, this guide offers: a model of good practice in one concise volume; a benchmark against which activity providers can measure and evaluate their practice; clear links to current national standards; guidance for care home owners and managers who wish to respond to the recent government initiatives on providing activities for their clients; and a call for clinical governance in the emerging ‘profession’ of activity provision.

Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal: Volume 4, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny Pages: 201 Size: 2.23 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Published: 17 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071447
eISBN-10: 0702071447
Print ISBNs: PB: 9780702071003, 0702071005

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

Midwifery Essentials: Basics: Volume 1, 2nd ed.

Author: Baston, Helen;hall, Jenny;einion, Alys Bethan Pages: 259 Size: 2.75 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Elsevier
Published: 20 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702071331

The second edition of the popular Midwifery Essentials series continues to help readers understand and master a range of core issues safely and with confidence!

Written by leading midwifery academics, each book in the series provides a user-friendly source of information which has been fully updated throughout to reflect the latest evidence-base for current practice. Now with an improved design to make learning as easy as possible, each paperback in the series focuses on the importance of communication and contemporary women-centred care and presents helpful ‘scenarios’ to encourage debate and reflection.

The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training – and is also helpful to nurses and HCAs working in the maternity environment.

  • Fully updated to provide a useful, friendly source of information
  • Strong focus on contemporary women-centred care
  • Designed to stimulate debate and reflection upon current practice, local policies and procedures
  • Scenarios enable practitioners to understand the context of maternity care and explore their role in safe and effective service provision
  • Helpful ‘jigsaw’ approach enables readers to explore specific topics from a variety of perspectives e.g. consent, safety and health promotion
  • Explains the professional and legal issues surrounding clinical procedures
  • Chapters designed to be read as a ‘standalone’ or in succession
  • Emphasises the crucial role of effective communication
  • Makes reference to the latest national and international guidelines
  • Contains new scenarios to reflect recent changes in practice
  • Improved layout aids retention and learning
  • Fully updated throughout with the latest evidence base for clinical skills and procedures
  • Embraces the principles of ‘Better Births’

Mayes’ Midwifery, 15th ed.

Author: Macdonald, Sue;johnson, Gail Pages: 1,221 Size: 32.75 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
Published: 14 August, 2017
eISBN-13: 9780702063367

Mayes Midwifery retains all of the features that characterised the success of earlier editions – authority, accessibility and comprehensiveness – while addressing the wider context of current midwifery practice by applying evidence into practice.

The book explores anatomy and applied physiology, a wide range of public health issues, as well as cultural competence. Fast moving areas such as professional and leadership issues, fertility control, genetics, foetal development, medical problems in pregnancy and care of the new born and baby with complex needs are brought right up to date.

The latest edition of Mayes’ Midwifery has also been redesigned to further assist with engagement of the topics while the artwork programme has been upgraded to help with the understanding of complex physiological processes. As with the previous edition, the book also comes with an associated website containing over 600 MCQs, case studies, and reflective activities together with a wealth of other learning tools.

Mayes’ Midwifery 15th edition is an essential tool for midwives at every stage of their professional career – student midwives seeking knowledge, skills and guidance on their journey to becoming midwives – midwives returning to practice and for qualified midwives wherever they work. Nurses and health care assistants working on maternity units in the UK and overseas will also find the volume an important resource.

  • New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student!
  • Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts
  • Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
  • Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned
  • Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice
  • Contains practice based tools and checklists
  • Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines
  • Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools
  • Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments
  • Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice
  • Brand new design – incorporating helpful learning features – aids reader engagement and retention of facts
  • Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

Author: Edited By Gill Harvey And Alison Kitson. Pages: 241 Size: 1.13 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Routledge Ltd
Published: 24 March, 2015
eISBN-13: 9780203557334

The successful implementation of evidence into practice is dependent on aligning the available evidence to the particular context through the active ingredient of facilitation. Designed to support the widely recognised PARIHS framework, which works as a guide to plan, action and evaluate the implementation of evidence into practice, this book provides a very practical `how-to` guide for facilitating the whole process. This text discusses:

  • undertaking an initial diagnosis of the context and reaching a consensus on the evidence to be implemented;
  • how to link the research evidence with clinical and patients` experience and local information in the form of audit data or patient and staff feedback;
  • the range of diagnostic, consensus building and stakeholder consultation methods that can be helpful;
  • a description of facilitator roles and facilitation methods, tools and techniques;
  • some of theories that underpin the PARIHS framework and how these have been integrated to inform a revised version of PARIHS Including internationally-sourced case study examples to illustrate how the facilitation role and facilitation skills have been applied in a range of different health care settings, this is the ideal text for those interested in leading or facilitating evidence based implementation projects, from the planning stage through to evaluation.

The Health Care Data Guide

Author: Lloyd P. Provost, Sandra K. Murray. Pages: 481 Size: 18.55 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Jossey Bass Ltd
Published: 15 August, 2011
eISBN-13: 9781118086117

Step by step this comprehensive resource explores the statistical process control (SPC), a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of methods for ongoing improvement of processes and systems to yield better outcomes in health care organizations. It includes information on processes, stratification, rational subgrouping and stability and capability analysis, measurement, data collection methods, planned experimentation, and graphical methods. This book shows how to apply SPC to evaluate current process performance, search for ideas for improvement, tell if changes have resulted in evidence of improvement, and track implementation efforts to document sustainability of the improvement.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Essentials for Nurses and Other Professionals

http://ow.ly/seTP30k0leGAuthor: Edited By Tim McDougall. Pages: 277 Size: 1.43 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Routledge Ltd
Published: 04 October, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781315690223

Children and Young People’s Mental Health equips nurses and healthcare professionals with the essential skills and competencies needed to deliver effective assessment, treatment and support to children and young people with mental health problems and disorders, and their families. Drawing on McDougall’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing and taking the Cavendish Report and Willis Commission into account, this new textbook has been designed to ensure those working in CAMHS can continue to provide a high quality, evidence-based service. The book explores best practice in a variety of settings and addresses issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, ADHD, forensic mental health issues and misuse of drugs and alcohol in children and young people, as well as child protection, clinical governance, safeguarding and legal requirements. Furthermore, with young people contributing directly to several chapters, the book reflects the importance of involving them in planning, delivering and evaluating CAMHS services. It is essential reading for all health and social care professionals and students working with children and young people, particularly those working in specialist child and adolescent mental health settings.

Measurement Madness: Recognizing and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Performance Measurement

Author: Dina Gray, Pietro Micheli, Andrey Pavlov. Pages: 240 Size: 1.01 MB Format: PDF Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 20 November, 2014
eISBN-13: 9781118464519

A clearer, more accurate performance management strategy Measurement Madness presents a level-headed approach to performance management, helping leaders avoid the often-bizarre unintended consequences of KPIs. Using real life examples of measurement gone wrong, this book details how each particular behaviour could have been foretold, and demonstrates what a manager needs to consider when creating measures and performance measurement systems. Each chapter explains the behaviour in terms of management and organisational theories, concluding with guiding principles to help readers avoid the many pitfalls of well-intended performance management. With cases drawn from the archives of the world-leading Centre of Business Performance at Cranfield University, this useful guide confronts the issues in detail and provides clear, practical solutions that make performance management work. Examples of poor management via measurement are increasingly showing up in the press, from the UK`s MP expenses scandal to the demise of the banking sector. Although targets and rewards have long resulted in bizarre behaviours, these recent examples have moved measurement, reward, and behaviour to the forefront of business management once again. This book provides managers with clear guidance toward a new strategy.

  • Take a close look at how performance and measurement are being misused * Measure what`s useful, not just what`s easy to measure
  • Learn how over-emphasising targets can hinder progress and performance
  • Set the right targets and reward the right behaviour

With a unique mix of examples from the UK, the US, and around the world, this book provides theoretical and practical help in addressing the issues and concerns surrounding performance management. For the manager longing for useful metrics and more accurate reports, Measurement Madness contains key information and strategy.