The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

 BOOK SIGNINGS

All book signings are taking place Saturday, 18 March from 1:30-2:00pm (1330-1400) outside White River Ballroom D.

Building-a-culture2
Bob Dent
DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE

Joe Tye
MHA, MBA

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare takes readers on a journey from accountability to ownership — providing a proven model, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting. Learn how investing in your organization and your people can enable a significant, successful change in productivity; employee engagement; nurse satisfaction, recruitment, and retention; quality of care; patient satisfaction; and financial outcomes.

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment will be available on Nursing Knowledge International soon!

 



creating and sustaining
Cynthia Clark
PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN


Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education, Second Edition

Has a group of faculty members intentionally isolated a new colleague to make him or her feel uncomfortable or unwanted? Have you ever struggled with the stress of this incivility and wanted to learn how to prevent it from happening or at least learn how to manage it? If so, Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education, Second Edition is the book for you. This book is a mixture of empirical science, stories, exemplars, and evidence based-strategies to foster and support civility in nursing education. Throughout the book, Author Cynthia Clark explores the problem within nursing academe and provides practical solutions that range from ready-to-use teaching tools all the way to principles for broad-based institutional change.

The second edition of Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education will publish very soon. The first edition is available here.

 



Critical-conversations
Cheri Clancy
MSN, MS, RN, NE-BC


Critical Conversations: Scripts & Techniques for Effective Interprofessional & Patient Communication

Critical Conversations provides scripts and scenarios to help you reach your communication goals. Chapters feature do’s and don’ts, reflective questions, and practical tools. Whether you are a new nurse at the bedside or the CEO of a major healthcare facility, this book will help you:

  • Deal with gossip, harassment, and other though topics
  • Successfully address workloads, management styles, and other tricky subjects with managers and leaders
  • Work with frustrated families, angry physicians, and uncooperative colleagues
  • Improve the patient experience and effectively communicate with families

Critical Conversations: Scripts and Techniques for Effective Interprofessional and Patient Communication is available on Nursing Knowledge International.


HRO
Jane S. Braaten
PhD, APRN, CNS, ANP, CPPS

Cynthia A. Oster
PhD, MBA, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANP 


High Reliability Organizations: A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety & Quality

Patient safety and quality are of increasing concern to the entire healthcare spectrum, from consumers to payers, providers, organizations, and governments. Despite this increasing focus, the high reliability methods and science that can provide efficient and effective care have yet to be completely implemented into our healthcare culture. Nurses represent the majority of healthcare workers and are on the front line of delivery and provision of safe and effective care. As a result, nurses are ideally situated to drive the mission to achieve high reliability in healthcare.

High Reliability Organizations: A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety & Quality presents practical examples of HRO principles in order to establish a system that detects and prevents errors from happening even in the most difficult, high-risk conditions. Authors Cynthia Oster and Jane Braaten provide healthcare professionals with tools and best practices that will improve and enhance patient safety and quality outcomes. This book provides:

  • An overview of HRO science as an organizing framework for quality and patient safety
  • Practical applications of HRO science, focusing on quality and patient safety
  • Knowledge and tools that can be applied to current quality and safety practices
  • Real-world examples of HRO principles employed in a variety of patient care areas

High Reliability Organizations: A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety & Quality is available on Nursing Knowledge International.


Johns Hopkins
Deborah Dang
PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, Second Edition

The birth place of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University continues to be a leader in the health care profession. Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines Second Edition has been revised and updated with new case studies and exemplars.

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, Second Edition covers practical guidelines on the model with exemplars, a question and development tool, evidence rating scale, project management, appraisal forms, and evidence summary documents. This book helps nurses, not only understand the theory, but also put it into action.Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, Second Edition is a handbook for nurses and a textbook for students. The second edition has expanded and improved tool and form including additional guidelines for individual appraisals and both research and non-researched-based evidence.

John Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines, Second Edition is available on Nursing Knowledge International.

 


Mastering
Beth Ulrich
EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN


Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success

Nurse Preceptors live at the intersections of education/practice and of the present/future. They are the essential link between what nurses are taught and what they do, and between what nurses know and what they need to know.

In Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success, Beth Tamplet Ulrich and contributors share their experiences, advice, theory, and research findings to better describe the role of precepting and the importance of it. This book is not only a primer for the new preceptor but a resource to consult as needed over a lifetime of precepting.

Experience and good clinical skills do not necessarily result in good precepting. Throughout its 13 chapters, Mastering Precepting looks at the role of preceptor: learning strategies, communication, coaching, technology, behaviors and motivation, and self-care. It focuses on improving the skills of those who serve as preceptors, not only for new graduates but for nurses transitioning from any nursing role into another. A good preceptor can set the foundation for a thriving career while a poor one can have devastating outcomes, not only for the nurse, but for the patient as well. Kathy Sanford in the books foreword says, “Its underlying premise is that we can improve our precepting abilities and, in doing so, can contribute to the enrichment of other nurses careers. ”

Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success

Simulation can be a valuable tool for academic or clinical institutions. But technology can change quickly, and faculty, staff developers, students, and clinicians need to know how to respond. When it comes to designing and implementing effective training programs for interdisciplinary learners, understanding simulation scenarios and environments is a must.

In Mastering Simulation, nationally known experts Beth Ulrich and Beth Mancini guide students and practitioners alike through developing clinical competencies with confidence. When you finish, you’ll have a solid foundation for improving patient outcomes whether in an academic setting or a health care institution. Coverage includes:

  • Creating simulation scenarios
  • Designing program evaluations
  • Improving learner performance
  • Managing risk and quality improvement
  • Developing interprofessional programs
  • Designing research using simulation

Mastering Precepting: A Nurse's Handbook for Success and Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success are available on Nursing Knowledge International.


Take Charge

Lois S. Marshall
PhD, RN


Take Charge of Your Nursing Career

Trying to decide what’s next for you in nursing? Are you in the middle of your nursing career or just getting started? Take Charge of Your Nursing Career is a book for nurses at all stages. Whether you’re considering a move to management, a higher degree, or entrepreneurship, this book provides practical information that takes you step-by-step along the path to success.

  • Becoming a mentor or picking one for yourself
  • Choosing an advanced nursing degree that’s best for you
  • Becoming a nurse entrepreneur
  • Developing the right cover letter, résumé, and CV

Take Charge of Your Nursing Career will help you continue your nursing journey, opening doors to you to the future.

Take Charge of Your Nursing Career is available on Nursing Knowledge International.

 


When Nurses
Cheryl Dellasega
PhD, RN, CRN


Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes and Total Turmoil

Nurse bullying: We know it exists, so how do we address it, how do we manage it, and how do we resolve it? Toxic Nursing is a much needed follow-up to the highly praised When Nurses Hurt Nurses (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011); this book explores why nurses can be so mean to each other and how this behavior affects the workplace and patient safety.

Bullying among nurses can drain the staff’s energy and productivity and often-times leads to nurses wanting to leave the profession. Author’s Cheryl Dellasega and Rebecca Volpe offer readers numerous concrete strategies and real tools and techniques for nurse leaders, managers, and administrator to turn around toxic workplaces, defuse conflict, and create positive work environments.


When Nurses Hurt Nurses: Recognizing and Overcoming the Cycle of Nurse Bullying

Bullying among nurses is a vexing and serious problem within the profession – a problem that has the potential to destroy a nurse’s morale, interfere with the ability to trust colleagues and erode quality of care.

When Nurses Hurt Nurses: Recognizing and Overcoming the Cycle of Nurse Bullying confronts this problem by examining the causes and providing ways to diffuse a confrontational situation. Written by Surviving Ophelia author Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, RN, CRNP, When Nurses Hurt Nurses is at the forefront of addressing the issue of bullying within the nursing profession.

Dellasega delves into the history of nurse bullying, provides theories about its causes and offers sample dialogues to diffuse violent situations as well as ways to create a positive work environment.

Toxic Nursing: Managing Bullying, Bad Attitudes and Total Turmoil and When Nurses Hurt Nurses: Recognizing and Overcoming the Cycle of Nurse Bullying are available on Nursing Knowledge International.