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Author Fabre, June.

Title Smart nursing : nurse retention & patient safety improvement strategies / June Fabre
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Springer Pub. Co., [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages) : illustrations
Contents Relationships : the importance of a staff-friendly culture / with contribution by Jeanette Ives Erickson -- Research : show me the evidence -- Respect : learn to value nursing / with contribution by Kristin L. Gillen -- Simplicity : focus on the basics -- Flexibility : be adaptable -- Integrity : the foundation of ethical practice -- Culture : the art of creating a staff-friendly organization -- Communication : a key ingredient of collaboration / with contribution by Beth Boynton -- Caring : the energy source of a compassionate staff -- Staffing : recruiting and retaining the best nurses / with contribution by Diana Halfer -- Teamwork : building high-performance teams / with contribution by Beth Boynton -- Safety : preventing medical errors / with contribution by Patricia Byrnes Schmehl -- Diversity : the magic is in the staffing mix -- Leadership : coaching and mentoring others / with contribution by Linda Pullins -- Problem-solving strategies : creating opportunities from challenges -- Benefits to groups outside nursing : how CEOs, physicians, trustees, and managed care professionals can help -- Becoming a lifelong learner : accelerate your professional development / with contribution from Susan Hoolahan and Jacqueline O'Brien -- What individual nurses can do : how you can make a difference
Summary "Smoothly written and effectively blending hard facts and personal observations, the book is peppered with inspiring success stories about "what works" in terms of improving morale and the quality of nursing practice.". Sean Clarke, RN, PhD, CRNP. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. "[Fabre's] not afraid to tackle the tough issues .Implementing Smart Nursing concepts will result in energy enhancing experiences for your nurses and better care for your patients.". -- Susan Keane Baker, MHA. Author, Managing Patient Expectations. Too many health care organi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nurses -- Recruiting -- United States.
Nurses -- Supply and demand -- United States.
Nursing errors -- United States -- Prevention.
Nursing services -- United States -- Administration.
Nursing services -- United States -- Personnel management.
Nursing -- organization & administration.
Job Satisfaction.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Nurse-Patient Relations.
Patient Satisfaction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826104657 (electronic bk.)
9780826104656 (electronic bk.)