Clinical Governance

A Guide to Implementation for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Robert McSherry,Paddy Pearce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118276027

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Clinical Governance: A Guide to Implementation for HealthcareProfessionals provides a comprehensive overview of what ismeant by clinical governance and how it can be implemented inpractice. It explores the evolution of clinical governance, its keycomponents, legal implications, the barriers to implementing it,and its impact. Clinical Governance provides step-by-step practicaladvice, facilitating better understanding of the key principles ofclinical governance. This third edition has been fully updatedthroughout to incorporate a more integrated approach to achievingclinical governance, with an additional chapter on education andtraining. Each chapter includes reflective questions, activitiesand case studies taken from clinical practice as well as a fulllist of references and further reading.
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Practising Clinical Supervision

A Reflective Approach for Healthcare Professionals

Author: John Driscoll

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027790

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. With contributors from the UK and Australia, the second edition builds on the success of the original, which was praised for engaging readers and being a pragmatic and practice-orientated addition to the literature on clinical supervision. This edition is written in accessible style and will appeal to those both new to clinical supervision or experienced. It provides a thought-provoking, user friendly and practical guide to the subject.
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Patient Safety

Principles and Practice

Author: Jacqueline Fowler Byers, PhD, RN, CNAA,Susan V. White, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826133472

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This book provides readers with both a foundation of theoretical knowledge regarding patient safety as well as evidence-based strategies for preventing errors in various clinical settings. The authorsí goal is to help clinicians and administrators gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe patient practices in their organizations. Key topics include: An overview of evidence-based best practices for patient safety Clear explanation of important patient safety policies and legislation Innovative uses of technology such as computerized provider order entry, barcoding medications, and computerized clinical decision support systems The importance of an informed patient in preventing medical errors How to communicate with the public and the patient about errors if they occur Special patient safety concerns for children, the elderly, and the mentally ill
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An Introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice

Author: Sarah Jane Pitt,Jim Cunningham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868771X

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice isessential reading for all trainee biomedical scientists looking foran introduction to the biomedical science profession whether theyare undergraduates following an accredited biomedical sciences BSc,graduate trainees or experienced staff with overseasqualifications. This book guides trainees through the subjects,which they need to understand to meet the standards required by theHealth Professions Council for state registration. These includeprofessional topics, laws and guidelines governing clinicalpathology, basic laboratory techniques and an overview of eachpathology discipline. It helps trainees at any stage of trainingand in any pathology discipline(s) to think creatively about how togather evidence of their understanding and professional competence.By referring to specialist sources of information in each area, ithelps students to explore particular topics in more depth and tokeep up to date with professional and legalchanges. It is also of value to any Training Officers whoare looking for ideas while planning a programme of training for atrainee biomedical scientist. The book includes basic principles of working in the pathologylaboratory including laws and regulations, which must be observed,such as health and safety, data protection and equal opportunitieslaws and guidelines. Practical exercises are included throughoutthe book with examples of coursework, suggestions for furtherexercises and self -assessment. Summary boxes of key facts areclearly set out in each chapter and ideas for group/tutorialdiscussions are also provided to enhance studentunderstanding.
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Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Chris Bulman,Sue Schutz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118307771

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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From reviews of previous editions: 'This excellent book provides useful guidance on the use ofreflection in practice.... a helpful addition to any nursinglibrary.’ Primary Health Care '…an excellent investment in any nurses’ libraryportfolio.' Journal of Advanced Nursing 'An extremely welcome addition to nursing's literature onthoughtful, knowledgeable practice.' Nursing Times 'This is an excellent practical guide to reflectivepractice…I would highly recommend this book to all practiceteachers and students.' Journal of Practice Nursing The ability to reflect on practice has become a competencydemanded of every healthcare professional in recent years. It canbe a daunting prospect- but this practical and accessible textguides the way, using the latest research and evidence to supportthe development of skills in reflective practice and provides helpand advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and howto continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations. This fifth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing isan indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike whowish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containingessential information for teachers and lecturers.
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Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings

A Practitioner's Perspective

Author: Phil Willmot,Neil Gordon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470973127

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings provides a positive, compassionate and evidence-based guide to working with patients with personality disorders. Unique in both its coverage and in its positive and evidence-based approach to working with patients with personality disorders Written with a practical focus by experienced practitioners in the field Offers a broad approach, with contributions from forensic and clinical psychologists, nurses, and therapists Covers therapy and therapeutic relationships, and issues of supervision, workforce development, treatment evaluation, team dynamics and managing boundaries Includes a strong patient focus and a number of personal accounts from patients who have received therapy themselves
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Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E-Book

Author: Edward A. S. Duncan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050644

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced
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Practice Development in the Clinical Setting

A Guide to Implementation

Author: Robert McSherry,Christopher C. Bassett

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748761463

Category: Medical

Page: 132

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Helps the reader to follow new government directives on ensuring quality and cost effectiveness.Provides helpful suggestions on how to address obstacles to practice development in everyday practice.Reflective questions, activities and case studies present a direct treatment of how to implement practice development.
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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488229

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.
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Pharmaceutical Practice E-Book

Author: Arthur J. Winfield,Judith Rees,Ian Smith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041874

Category: Medical

Page: 644

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This comprehensive book covers a wide range of subjects relevant to pharmacy practice, including communication skills, managing a business, quality assurance, dispensing, calculations, packaging, storage and labeling of medicines, sterilization, prescriptions, hospital-based services, techniques and treatments, adverse drug reactions, pharmacoeconomics, and medicines management. Features useful appendices on medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical Latin terms, weights and measures, and presentation skills. This is a core text for pharmacy practice and dispensing modules of the pharmacy curriculum Covers key exam material for essential review and test preparation Features a user-friendly design with clear headings, chapter summaries, helpful boxes, and key points Text restructured with 14 new or radically revised chapters. All text revised in light of current pharmaceutical practice. New design using two colours.
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Patient Self Referral

A Guide for Therapists

Author: Lesley Holdsworth,Valerie Webster

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846191657

Category: Medical

Page: 124

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This exciting series is unique in providing advice on management, leadership and development for those in the Allied Health Professions (AHP). This practical and comprehensive guide contains all the information you need to set up a self referral service successfully, including answers to frequently asked questions, sample referral forms, a sample poster, datasets, guides for consistency, an anticipated referral calculator tool and a complete glossary of terms. "Over the last ten years we have lost count of the inquiries we've fielded from all over the United Kingdom and from many other countries worldwide. We've been contacted by a wide range of healthcare providers, clinical staff from a variety of professions; therapists, nurses and doctors, service managers, professional bodies and healthcare policy makers and the questions have been the same. This is a practical guide that should help to take you relatively stress-free through the very important key stages of preparation. It will provide useful hints and tips to assist you in your decision making and will ensure as successful and painless a transition as possible." - Lesley Holdsworth and Valerie Webster, in the Introduction.
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Clinical Governance in Mental Health and Learning Disability Services

A Practical Guide

Author: Adrian Worrall

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781904671121

Category: Medical

Page: 375

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This practical handbook describes the foundations and the key elements of clinical governance as they apply to mental health and learning disability services. Key topics include: service user involvement; clinical audit; clinical risk management; evidence-based practice; information management; staffing; and education and training. These issues have special relevance to mental health and learning disability services, which often engage a more varied staff than many others. Difficulties may arise when viewpoints diverge, as might be the case between health, social services and criminal justice professionals. Above all, user and carer involvement calls for special insights. Patients and carers are often vulnerable and misunderstood: the protection of their rights calls for skills of advocacy and communication. Two sets of standards that describe the structures and strategies required to implement clinical governance, and ways managers can support their front-line staff, are provided. Practical guide for practitioners and managers. Well-illustrated, concise chapters presenting a wealth of practical wisdom from expert writers. Comprehensive clinical governance standards.
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Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care

From Principles to Practice

Author: Chris Jacobs,Lorraine Robinson,Patricia Webb

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653497

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The role of genetics is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of healthcare and particularly in the field of cancer care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for all aspects of managing cancer family history. This includes taking an accurate cancer family history and drawing a family tree; understanding cancer biology, basic cancer genetics and the genes involved in hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, gastric and related gynaecological cancers and rare cancer predisposing syndromes; assessing cancer risk and communicating risk information; early detection and risk reducing measures available for those at increased risk and managing individuals with hereditary cancer. Drawing on experiences of health professionals, Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care discusses the challenges raised and provides practical advice and insight into what happens when a patient is referred for genetic counselling and genetic testing, including the psychological, social and ethical issues faced by individuals and families with and at risk of hereditary cancer. The book also provides practical guidance on setting up a cancer family history clinic in primary and secondary care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care is essential reading for healthcare professionals working with cancer patients and their families, and is an ideal reference text for non-specialists working in cancer genetics.
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Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice

Author: Mary Courtney,Helen McCutcheon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579506

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice 2e is an invaluable ‘how-to’ guide for students and experienced nurses alike. Emphasis is placed on how to develop an evidence-based culture in the workplace, support clinicians to make decisions using the best available evidence and translating this evidence into practice. This new edition is divided into five concise sections which guide readers from an examination of evidence, to developing a workplace culture that supports Evidence-Based Practice. It demonstrates how to locate and appraise evidence, how to evaluate practice and finally how to translate evidence into practice with a new applied case study included. includes two new chapters; ‘Locating and appraising the evidence’ and ‘ Evidence to inform nursing practice: An applied approach’ highlights Evidence-based Practice (EBP) initiatives and demonstrates how to develop an evidence-based culture in the workplace includes Step-by-step guides to undertaking a systematic review, a clinical audit and a program evaluation each chapter will have contributions from experienced academics and clinicians across Australia so as to ensure health industry relevance and academic rigour are addressed
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The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals

Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726585X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.
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A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses
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Knowledge Translation in Health Care

Moving from Evidence to Practice

Author: Sharon Straus,Jacqueline Tetroe,Ian D. Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118413571

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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Knowledge Translation in Health Care is a practicalintroduction to knowledge translation for everyone working andlearning within health policy and funding agencies, and asresearchers, clinicians and trainees. Using everyday examples, itexplains how to use research findings to improve health care inreal life. This new second edition defines the principles and practice ofknowledge translation and outlines strategies for successfulknowledge translation in practice and policy making. It includesrelevant real world examples and cases of knowledge translation inaction that are accessible and relevant for all stakeholdersincluding clinicians, health policy makers, administrators,managers, researchers, clinicians and trainees. From an international expert editor and contributor team, and fullyrevised to reflect current practice and latest developments withinthe field, Knowledge Translation in Health Care is thepractical guide for all health policy makers and researchers,clinicians, trainee clinicians, medical students and otherhealthcare professionals seeking to improve healthcarepractice.
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Implementing NICE Guidance

A Practical Handbook for Professionals

Author: National Prescribing Centre (Great Britain)

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857755244

Category: Medical care

Page: 142

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A practical guide for NHS clinicians and managers on how to adopt and monitor national guidance, such as NICE Clinical Guidelines, Technology Appraisals and Referral Advice.
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