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Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles
Beyond the Bedside

Author(s): Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, APRN-BC, CNS, La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences - Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
  • ISBN-13: 9781284144109
  • Paperback    400 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 9/1/2018
Price: $69.95 US List
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Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles: Beyond the Bedside addresses the indirect care responsibilities that confront nurses in a variety of advanced practice roles. Indirect care includes services related to patient care that do not require interaction between the healthcare provider and the patient. Examples include charting and scheduling. The purpose of this text is to provide indirect role instruction and guidance to all nurses, especially nurses new to the role or a particular type of advanced responsibility, and to ensure they are adequately prepared to assume advanced practice and administrative responsibilities.

Chapter  1  Strategic Career Planning: Professional and Personal Development
Chapter  2  Communication Strategies and Tips to Achieve Desired Results
Chapter  3  Executing Effective Performance Appraisals: Energizing Employees and Improving Practice
Chapter  4  Healthcare Business Essentials: A Primer for Advanced Nurses
Chapter  5  Confronting Workplace Violence: Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Place to Work
Chapter  6  Environmentally Conscientious Healthcare: Opportunities to Improve Sustainability and Reduce Resource Consumption
Chapter  7  Effectively Educating to Transform Health and the Healthcare System
Chapter  8  Keeping Patients Safe: Preventing Unintended Adverse Consequences and Reducing Errors
Chapter  9  Influencing Outcomes: Improving the Quality of Care Delivery
Chapter  10  Recognizing and Responding to Risk, Harm, and Liability

Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, APRN-BC, CNS-La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences - Albert Einstein Healthcare Network


Dr. Zuzelo has practiced as an acute care nurse for over twenty-five years. She received her BSN in 1981 from The Pennsylvania State University. In 1986, she graduated with an MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed doctor studies at Widener University in 1998. Dr. Zuzelo has been a professor at La Salle University for the past nine years and has coordinated the CNS track during this time. She is a board certified medical-surgical CNS and holds a joint appointment with Albert Einstein Healthcare Network as the Associate Director of Nursing for Research. In this capacity, she continues to work closely with CNSs.


Dr. Zuzelo is actively involved in the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and founded the Delaware Valley NACNS Networking Group which she continues to co-chair. Dr. Zuzelo has continued to practice while teaching, most recently practicing as an emergency trauma nurse. Dr. Zuzelo teaches the final year of the CNS track, including didactic and clinical content. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate research, acute care nursing, and health promotion/physical assessment, She lives in the Bucks County region of Pennsylvania with her husband of twenty years, two teenage sons, and an assortment of pets.


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