Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department: Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act
Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN
Softbound Book + companion CD-ROM
Size: 8.5" x 10.5" book plus CD-ROM
Includes 3 Nursing Contact Hours
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Give your new grads and experienced nurses the confidence and skills they need to be intellectually logical, to think independently, and to display high levels of critical thinking.
This educational activity for 3 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro, accredited for continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.
Build confidence and competence through critical thinking! Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department: Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act is an easy-to-read resource that explains the principles behind critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. This essential book provides strategies for managers and nurse educators to use in developing critical thinking skills, as well as tools and resources to use in classroom training sessions.
Critical thinking is essential to nurses' success! The ability to think critically is crucial to patient care, and reducing medical errors. And critical thinking skills are a hot-button issue right now. Managers and educators are looking for new ways to teach these valuable skills to their staff.
Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department also provides guidance on how to lead classroom sessions on developing these skills, including successful classroom processes and learning strategies. Examples of critical thinking skills that can be taught include:
- developing prioritization skills
- knowing when to call the physician
- effective documentation
You also get a CD with all the book's valuable resources. The documents on the CD can be customized or used "as is" and can be printed as needed. These include:
- assessment tools
- case studies
- samples questions
- classroom handouts
All of these topics are fully covered:
- Critical thinking in the emergency department
- Defining critical thinking
- New graduate nurses and critical thinking
- The critical thinking classroom
- Orientation: Bringing critical thinking to the clinical environment
- Nursing practice that promotes and motivates critical thinking
- Novice to expert: Setting realistic expectations for critical thinking
- Applying critical thinking to nursing documentation
- Relating critical thinking to its higher purpose
- Resources and tools
This is a valuable, must-have resource for:
- chief nursing officers
- directors of nursing
- nurse managers
- nurse educators
Benefits for both novice and seasoned professional nurses! Learn how to develop a culture of critical thinking, from coaching new grads through bad patient outcomes to encouraging experienced nurses by setting expectations. Benefits to the nurse are the abilities to:
- Describe the characteristics of the emergency department that require good critical-thinking skills
- Identify the key aspects of critical thinking and how nurses develop competency
- Analyze the factors that contribute to new graduates' lack of critical thinking and strategies to counteract this
- Utilize the classroom environment to teach, promote, and support the development of critical thinking
- Identify ways to incorporate critical thinking development into orientation programs and ways to evaluate nurses' progress
- Discuss the role played by managers and educators in promoting environments that support critical thinking
- Evaluate the challenges facing new and experienced nurses in incorporating critical thinking skills into practice and strategies to help meet expectations
- Apply critical thinking to nursing documentation
Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN is the founder and president of Health Resources Unlimited, a Tennessee-based healthcare education and consulting company. Through her seminars for nursing professionals, Cohen coaches and educates healthcare workers and leaders across the country to provide the very best in patient care. She is an editorial advisor for Strategies for Nurse Managers, published by HCPro, Inc., and is a frequent contributor to Nursing Management magazine. She also co-authored the book A Practical Guide to Recruitment and Retention: Skills for Nurse Managers.
With more than 18 years of experience, HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance, HCPro focuses on providing its clients assistance and expertise in the areas of accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, nursing, quality/patient safety, infection control, and workplace safety.
(information from the publisher)
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