Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care

Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care


This dynamic resource is your guide to the latest information on the roles and responsibilities of the manager of patient care, core competencies required of nurses caring for patients, and a wide range of management concepts that nurses need to know before entering practice. With an emphasis on patient safety and evidence-based practice, it provides complete coverage of patient care management, leadership, information management, organizational planning, and human resources.

  • Organized around the five major functional groups within health care organizations that nurses handle or frequently interact with — patient care management, leadership, information management, organizational planning, and human resources.
  • Important content on the environment of care examines hospital safety and security issues including emergency codes, Safe Patient Handling and Movement and Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Evidence-Based boxes summarize current research and best practices for topics throughout the textbook.
  • Clinical Corner boxes discuss practice process improvements made by nurses, including safe, effective practices used at their institutions and how they improve patient care.
  • NCLEX® examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter offer valuable review and exam preparation.

Section I: Patient Care Management

    • Introduction to Patient Care Management

    • Communication in the Work Environment for the Management and Coordination of Care

    • Assigning and Delegating Patient Care Activities

    • Evidence-Based Practice

    • Management of the Environment of Care

    Section II: Leadership

    • Healthcare

    • Healthcare Regulatory and Certifying Agencies

    • Ethical Issues in Patient Care

    • Developing Management Skills

    Section III: Information Management

    • Improving Organizational Performance

    • Information Systems

    • Use of Data for Improvement

    Section IV: Organizational Planning

    • Strategic Planning

    • Financial Planning

    Section V: Human Resources

    • Management of Human Resources

    • Providing Competent Staff

    • Workplace Safety

    • Legal Issues in the Workplace

    • Staffing and Scheduling

    • Supervising and Evaluating the Work of Others

    Section VI: Congratulations

    • Your Immediate Future
    Kathleen Motacki, RN, MSN, Nursing Faculty, Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, USA and Kathleen Burke, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Nursing, School of Nursing, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, USA


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