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The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook, Second Edition

Author(s): Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, CRNP, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Clinical Professor of Nursing, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763761141
  • ISBN-10:0763761141
  • Paperback    386 pages      © 2010
Price: $134.95 US List
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The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource designed exclusively for clinical nurse specialists. Completely revised and updated, it delves more deeply into topics covered in the first edition, winner of the 2007 AJN Book of the Year award.

 

As the CNS role continues to evolve, opportunities and challenges will emerge. Readers gain valuable insight and learn effective strategies to manage the day-to-day responsibilities and complexities associated with continuous quality improvement, patient safety initiatives, chairing meetings, and teaching.

The text provides practical advice using real-world CNS scenarios to facilitate learning and positively influence care outcomes. It also contains information and tools to help students expand their knowledge and succeed professionally. Chapters address issues such as workplace violence, professional and personal development, and performance appraisal.

The book’s conversational approach masters complex topic discussions and thoroughly engages readers. It serves as a valuable resource for CNS graduate students and faculty as well as new-to-practice CNSs, providing:

  •  Practical suggestions, resources, and examples
  • Case studies of real-life hospital situations
  • Newly revised PowerPoint slides to help educators initiate discussions

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Chapter  1  Strategic Career Planning: Professional and Personal Development: Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Chapter  2  Communication Strategies and Tips: Avoiding Problems;
Chapter  3  Influencing Healthcare Quality: Educating Patients, Nurses, and Students Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Chapter  4  Mastering Performance Appraisal: Tips for the CNS Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Chapter  5  CNSs and Difficult Clinician–Patient Situations: Strategies for Success Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chapter  6  The Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant Role: Issues and Pragmatics Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP
Chapter  7  Workplace Violence: Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Place to Work Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Chapter  8  Influencing Outcomes: Improving Quality at the Point of Care Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Chapter  9  Patient Safety: Preventing Unintended Consequences and Reducing Errors Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Chapter  10  The Basics of Nursing Business Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Mary Beth Kingston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, CRNP, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, ANEF, FAAN-Clinical Professor of Nursing, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Zuzelo is a Clinical Professor of Nursing in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She serves as Associate Editor, Holistic Nursing Practice and is a Past President (2010) of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Dr. Zuzelo is nationally certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. 

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ISBN-13: 9780763761141

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