Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists

1st Edition

Synergy for Best Practices

Editor:

Key Features

  • Provides a current guide for the CNS' role in acute and critical care for the most up-to-date information.
  • Reader-friendly presentation of information provides an easy reference that can be used in day-to-day practice.
  • Discussion questions based on the CCNS blueprint assist in review for the certification examination, making this book a seminal reference for nurses taking the CCNS certification examination.
  • Case studies present applied learning of the acute and critical care setting to prepare the reader for real-life situations.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface


Part I

Chapter 1: The CNS in Acute and Critical Care

Historical Perspectives: Mandate for Quality in Acute and Critical Care

Format for Chapter:

I. Evolution of the CNS

a. Acute and Critical Care—an overview

b. CNS role development

II. Theoretical perspectives

a. Definition of advanced practice

b. Related literature and research

III. Educational preparation

a. American Association of Colleges of Nursing perspective

b. Regulatory perspectives

IV. Scope of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for the CNS

a. Development

b. Implementation

V. Regulation of CNS practice

Chapter 2: From Novice to Expert: CNS Competencies

I. Theoretical perspectives

a. Models

b. Framework for practice

II. Review of the Literature

a. CNS in education

b. CNS in practice

III. Practice implications

a. Developmental activities

IV. Strategies to successful development of the CNS

a. Goal setting

b. Networking

c. Mentoring

Chapter 3: Synergy Model: Guiding the Practice of the CNS in Acute and Critical Care

I. Synergy Model Defined

a. Patient needs/nurse characteristics—a match

b. Applicability to the CNS

II. Dimensions of Practice

a. Dimensions defined

III. Standards of Professional Performance

a. Standards of Performance defined

Chapter 4: Spheres of Influence: Defining the Impact of the CNS

I. Spheres of Influence for the CNS

a. Different perspectives

i. ANA

ii. NACNS

iii. AACN

II. Patient/Family

III. Nursing personnel

IV. Organizational systems

V. CNS Making the difference

Part II
Dimensions

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9781437726220
Print ISBN:
9781416001560

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