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A Guide for Integration in Nursing

Author(s): Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN, Visiting Lecturer, Nursing Department, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel, Visiting Lecturer
  • ISBN-13: 9781284105544
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     530 pages      © 2018
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The Institute of Medicine(IOM), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and the National League of Nursing (NLN) have emphasized the importance of quality improvement in patient care and the critical role nurses play in ensuring quality standards are met. Today, practicing nurses and nursing students are not well prepared to assume responsibility for quality improvement across various healthcare settingsRecent IOM reports strongly support the need for nurses to be more knowledgeable about quality improvement, participate actively in quality improvement initiatives, and to assume a leadership role in quality improvement. 

Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing serves as a comprehensive resource for teaching practicing nurses and nursing students about the importance of improving patient care and reducing errors through quality improvement.  The text focuses on the practical aspects of quality improvement and the nurse’s role in the process, while acknowledging the importance of an inter-professional approach.  In addition, the text focuses on the current state of healthcare quality in the US, critical trends in preventing errors, data, analysis, and planning and implementing change to reach improvement.  The author connects quality improvement to technology and the role of the patient while emphasizing the importance of engagement and nursing leadership.


Key Features:

  • Emphasizes the importance of nursing leadership in quality improvement
  • Discusses government and non-government initiatives to improve care
  • Focuses on engaging students in key concepts to understand application of content
  • Case studies teaches students the application of concepts and how to solve issues
  • Exemplars focused on the application of the content to clinical settings and practice of nurs

Applicable Courses

Quality Improvement
Quality and Safety
Patient Care
General Leadership

Section  I  Healthcare Quality Perspectives
  Chapter  1  Healthcare Quality
  Chapter  2  Quality Improvement: Ethics, Standards, Regulatory, Accreditation, and Legal Issues
  Chapter  3  Healthcare Professions Core Competencies to Improve Care
  Chapter  4  Change and Healthcare Delivery
Section  II  Understanding the Healthcare Environment to Improve Care
  Chapter  5  Entering the Quality Improvement World
  Chapter  6  Patient and Family Engagement in Quality Improvement
  Chapter  7  Quality and Safety: Basic Understanding
  Chapter  8  Setting the Stage for Quality Improvement
  Chapter  9  The Quality Improvement Plan
  Chapter  10  A Toolbox to Monitor, Measure, and Analyze Care Quality
Section  III  Ensuring the Healthcare Environment Is Focused on Quality
  Chapter  11  Creating and Sustaining Quality Care: Prevention of Quality Care Problems
  Chapter  12  Nursing Leadership for Quality Improvement

Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN-Visiting Lecturer, Nursing Department, Recanati School for Community Health Professions, Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel, Visiting Lecturer

Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN is a nurse educator and consultant. She is currently visiting faculty at School of Nursing Bouvé College of Health Sciences Northeastern University and served as the Northeastern School of Nursing Chair of the CCNE Self-Study Task Force. Some of her past positions include Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at University of Oklahoma College of Nursing where she taught undergraduate and graduate nursing research online, served as course coordinator for undergraduate nursing research, and was awarded a VA Nursing Academy program grant to develop a special undergraduate long-term experience at the VA and develop a summer internship and a post-graduate nurse residency program. At the University of Cincinnati she was Associate Clinical Professor and also Director of the Undergraduate Program. She has managed several projects to migrate nursing curriculum to distance learning. Her BSN is from TCU Harris College of Nursing, master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing/clinical specialist from Yale University. She completed post-master’s graduate work in healthcare policy and administration at George Washington University with additional health policy work as a fellow at the Health Policy Institute, George Mason University. Her experience of thirty-five plus years includes clinical, educational, and administrative positions, and considerable experience with curriculum, developing distance learning programs and other online products related to simulation learning, and teaching online, She has also served as Director of Staff Education for two acute care hospitals and as Director of Continuing Education at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

As a consultant Ms. Finkelman works in the areas of curriculum particularly with emphasis on Institute of Medicine core competencies, teaching strategies, distance education, and healthcare administration. She has authored many books, journal articles, served on editorial boards, and currently is on the editorial board for Home Healthcare Nurse. She has lectured on administration, health policy, nursing education, and psychiatric-mental health nursing, both nationally and internationally, particularly in Israel for Ben Gurion University where she collaborates annually with nursing faculty. She serves as a consultant to publishers and healthcare organizations in areas of distance education and product development.

Her most recent textbooks include this textbook, Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Teaching IOM: Implications of the Institute of Medicine Reports for Nursing Education (ANA, 2012, 3rd. Ed.) and the second volume Learning IOM for students, Leadership and Management for Nurses (2012; Pearson Education, 2nd Ed.), and Case Management for Nurses (Pearson Education, 2011). Her book Teaching IOM and its second volume  have been best sellers, and the first two editions have won awards from the Society for Technical Communication, Washington, D.C. (2008 and 2010). The third edition was awarded an AJN Book Award in 2012 for Learning IOM, the second volume. She has presented workshops across the country focusing on this book for nurse educators, presenting at U.S. and international nursing conferences.

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