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Hearing the Voice of the Shingo Principl
Hearing the Voice of the Shingo PrinciplView
For more than 50 years, organizations of all types have struggled to achieve lasting benefits from the many tools and programs associated with various continuous-improvement initiatives. In fact, the notion of "continuous" improvement is largely a misnomer -- for many organizations, continuous improvement has been anything but continuous. Responding to this challenge, Hearing the Voice of the Shingo Principles chronicles key insights that went into development of the Shingo Model for Operational Excellence at Utah State University.
While responsible for the Shingo Prize at USU, the author observed that even recipients -- theoretically, the best of the best -- were experiencing this same up-and-down phenomenon. It was as though many of these organizations were reviewed on their very best days but then started declining from that point forward.
To build long-term credibility of the Shingo Prize, the author and his team had to understand what was causing such wide variation in results and make certain they were only recognizing those organizations that could demonstrate sustainability of improvements over the long term. They found that sustainability depended less on application of the tools for improvement than on embedding principles deep into the culture of the organization from top to bottom and side to side.
This book helps leaders understand their role in building sustainable cultures of enterprise excellence – That is, how to keep the entire enterprise focused on guiding principles that will change beliefs, behaviors, and the overall mindset. In addition, managers will learn how to align systems with principles so that they drive ideal, principle-based behaviors – the goal is for every leader to realign their values with the voice of principles and become an example so that every associate becomes self-motivated to continuously improve every aspect for which they are accountable.
5S for Healthcare
5S for HealthcareView
while There Are A Growing Number Of Books Based On The Toyota Production System, Or Lean, Focused On Healthcare, There Are Very Few That Detail The Tools That Make Lean More Than Just A Way Of Thinking And Put The Methodology Into Practice.
based On Hiroyuki Hirano's Classic 5 Pillars Of The Visual Workplace And Modeled After The Shingo Prize-winning shopfloor Series For Lean Manufacturers, 5s For Healthcare Adopts A Proven Reader-friendly Format To Impart All The Information Needed To Understand And Implement This Essential Lean Methodology. It Provides Examples And Cased Studies Based On The Experiences Of The Principals Involved With The Rona Consulting Group, Who Were Responsible For The Groundbreaking Implementation Of The Toyota Production System At The Virginia Mason Medical Center.
written To Readily Assist With Hands-on Implementation Efforts, This Volume Offers Innovative Features Designed To Improve Understanding And Support Application. This Includes Helpful How-to-steps And Practical Examples Taken Directly From The Healthcare Industry.
A Charge Nurse's Guide
A Charge Nurse's GuideView
This brief but important book is designed to augment your leadership education and experience. It is also designed for a busy clinician who does not have the time or energy to wade through hundreds of pages of text. Now in it s second edition, this book can be read quickly in one two-hour sitting or as you have 10-15 minutes here and there. In conceiving this book, our goal was to develop a simple but comprehensive guide that is focused on the most crucial information you need to lead effectively in your role as charge nurse. As a result, we have focused on topics such as leadership, stakeholders/resources, self-awareness, patient safety, delegation, leading through conflict, navigating change and mentoring. We have devoted separate chapters to patient satisfaction and patient safety. These are over-arching concepts that require the implementation of all leadership skills. Each chapter is divided into two primary sections: Personal Lessons and Resources & References. The Personal Lessons sections may contain: our thoughts on the topic, reflections, things to remember, and case studies. The Resources & References sections may include: short articles by other authors, key terms/acronyms, additional resources and references
AACN Essentials of Progressive CareNursing, Fourth Edition
AACN Essentials of Progressive CareView
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this acclaimed textbook sets the standard for progressive care nursing education. Recognizing the learner?s need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex progressive care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically moves on to advanced topics.
Bolstered by helpful tables and Essential Content cases, AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing, Fourth Edition is an essential tool for clinicians at the point of care, and those preparing for PCCN? certification in progressive care nursing.
AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
?The Essentials presents essential information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses.
?Pathologic Conditions covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients.
?Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Progressive Care Patient presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or require more specialized management.
?Key Reference Information features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides.
Learning aids include Knowledge Competencies to gauge progress, Principles of Management to summarize key concepts, and ?Essential Content? case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce the learners? knowledge.
Access Device Standards of Practicefor Oncology Nursing
Adult CCRN Prep2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies
AHDR; All Hazards Disaster Response
Authentic LeadershipRediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value (paperback)
Barron's CCRN Exam
Barron's CCRN ExamView
Barron?s CCRN Exam guide provides all of the key concepts you need to pass the adult critical care nursing certification exam. This book features:
A 25-question pre-test, to help pinpoint areas in need of intensive study
Detailed subject reviews including Cardiovascular Concepts, Pulmonary Concepts, Professional Caring and Ethical Practice, and more, along with corresponding practice questions
2 full-length sample CCRN tests, each with 150 multiple choice questions and fully explained answers
650 practice questions overall, for review and study
Online Practice Test: Students will also get access to one additional full-length online CCRN exam with all questions answered and explained.
CCRNs who have successfully passed the test report that self-study with sets of practice questions is an excellent strategy for success. Don?t take chances with your certification?let Barron?s CCRN Exam help you achieve the next level of professional achievement.
BMTCN Certification Review Manual
Building a StoryBrandClarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
Building a StoryBrandView
Explains How Businesses Can Better Connect With Their Customers Through The Use Of A Simplified Brand Message, One That Fosters Ease Of Understanding On Websites, In Brochures, And On Social Media.
Cardiac Surgery Essentials for CriticalCare Nursing. 2010 Edition
Cardiac Surgery Essentials for CriticalView
Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is an indispensable reference for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in intensive care units immediately following cardiac surgery. Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities necessary to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field.
The Second Edition features additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery, a new chapter on minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotics, updated case studies, current references, and enhanced evidence-based practice guidelines.
An ideal resource to help prepare for the Cardiac Surgery Certification subspecialty exam offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep.
CCNP Routing & SwitchingROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide
CCNP Routing & SwitchingView
Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.
CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Expert instructor and best-selling author Kevin Wallace shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.
This complete, official study package includes
--A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam
--"Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section
--Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
--The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports
--More than 60 minutes of personal video mentoring from the author on important exam topics
--A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
--Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time
Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions, and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.
CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com.
The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNP R&S ROUTE 300-101 exam, including
--Routing protocol characteristics and virtual routers
--Remote site connectivity
--IPv6 routing and RIPng
--EIGRP, OSPFv2, and OSPFv3
--IGP redistribution and route selection
--eBGP and iBGP
--IPv6 Internet connectivity
--Routing protocol authentication
The print edition of the CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide contains more than 200 practice exam questions.
Also available from Cisco Press: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test.
This integrated learning package
--Enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams
--Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions
--Provides additional unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions
--Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most
This print book includes a 70% discount offer off the list price of the CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test to help enhance your exam preparation experience.
CEN Review BookStudy Guide & Practice Test Questions for the Certified Emergency Nurse Exam
CEN Review BookView
Test Prep Book's CEN Review Book: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the Certified Emergency Nurse Exam
Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the CEN exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:
?Psychosocial & Medical Emergencies
?Maxillofacial, Ocular, Orthopedic, & Wound Emergencies
?Environmental & Toxicology Emergencies & Communicable Diseases
?Detailed Answer Explanations
Disclaimer: CEN? is a registered trademark of the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing "BCEN", who does not endorse, nor is affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this product.
Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the CEN test.
The Test Prep Books CEN practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.
Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know.
Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the CEN study guide review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.
Change the Culture, Change the Game
CHPN Exam Secrets Study Guide
CHPN Exam Secrets Study GuideView
The CHPN study guide includes CHPN practice test questions. Our CHPN study guide contains essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the CHPN test. Mometrix's CHPN test study guide reviews the most important components of the CHPN exam.
The CHPN Exam is extremely challenging and thorough test preparation is essential for success. CHPN Exam Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the CHPN Exam. Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the CHPN Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.
CHPN Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:
A thorough and detailed overview of CHPN Exam
An in-depth look at life-limiting conditions in adult patients
A review of different methods of pain management
A review of different methods of symptom management
An analysis of both the necessary education and advocacy.
Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations
It's filled with the critical information you'll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.
The CHPN Patient Care: Life-Limiting Conditions in Adult Patients section covers:
AIDS infections and malignancies
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Symptoms of active dying
The CHPN Patient Care: Pain Management section covers:
Types of pain
The CHPN Patient Care: Symptom Management section covers:
The CHPN Care of Patient and Family section covers:
The CHPN Education and Advocacy section covers:
Anxiety and learning
Promoting Excellence programs
The CHPN Interdisciplinary/ Collaborative Practice section covers:
Care team conflicts
Palliative care success elements
The CHPN Professional Issues section covers:
National Consensus project (NCP)
Use of research barriers
We are on a mission to give CHPN test-takers exactly what they need in order to maximize their potential. Our goal is for our CHPN study materials, coupled with diligent effort, to empower a test-taker to attain the highest CHPN score within their ability to achieve. We help people achieve their dreams by helping them overcome the testing hurdles necessary for them to get where they want to be.
Our Mometrix CHPN Test Study Guide offers:
CHPN test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the CHPN test.
CHPN exam prep that will help you elevate your CHPN test score.
CHPN study manual that will reduce your worry about the CHPN exam.
CHPN review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of CHPN test anxiety.
CHPN practice test questions and much more...
Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques
Clinical Nursing Skills & TechniquesView
Get the best skills guidance on the market with Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 9th Edition. Known for its clear and comprehensive coverage of over 200 basic, intermediate and advanced skills, this widely respected, bestselling text features nearly 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice. This edition also includes new coverage of patient-centered care and safety guidelines, an enhanced emphasis on QSEN core competencies, and an expanded clinical focus with specialized Clinical Debriefs, Teach-Back, and sample documentation throughout. Written by the highly respected author team of Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, and Wendy Ostendorf, this text offers all the guidance and tools you need to perform nursing skills with complete confidence!
Comprehensive coverage includes 211 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills.
Coverage of QSEN core competencies incorporates the areas of delegation and collaboration; reporting and recording; safety guidelines; and teaching, pediatric, geriatric, and home care considerations into lessons.
UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research.
Expert team of authors and contributors include some of the most respected individuals in the nursing field.
UNIQUE! Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions sections highlight what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene.
Framework on the five-step nursing process gives context for specific skills and their role within overall client care.
Streamlined procedural guidelines format makes it easy learn and review basic nursing skills.
Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs.
Rationales for each skill step incorporate the latest research findings and explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit.
Video clip icons indicate video clips that are related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.
Online checklists and video clips may be downloaded to mobile devices.
NEW! Clinical Debriefs are case-based review questions at the end of each chapter that focus on issues such as managing conflict, care prioritization, patient safety, and decision-making.
NEW! Streamlined theory content in each chapter features a quick, easy-to-read bullet format to help reduce repetition and emphasize the clinical focus of the book.
NEW! Sample documentation for every skill often includes notes by exception in the SBAR format.
NEW! SI units and using generic drug names are used throughout the text to ensure content is appropriate for Canadian nurses as well.
Clinical Practice of Neurological& Neurosurgical Nursing
Clinical Practice of NeurologicalView
This publication is included on the ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center?s reference list.
The new Seventh Edition of the award-winning classic prepares its users to deliver expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stoke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders and features new chapters on neurological critical care and peripheral neuropathies. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes separate pathophysiology sections in each chapter, new resource guides, such as internet sites and professional and patient information sources, key points summaries, evidence-based boxes, and nursing research features.
A companion site with fully-searchable text and image bank is available with purchase of the book.
Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care3rd Edition
Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes CareView
his new edition of the Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care is a comprehensive resource for all nurses who work with diabetes patients. Inside readers will find expert advice on:The fundamentals of diabetes careRecent research on complications and associated diseasesNumerous care and management approachesHow diabetes affects women, children, and the elderlyPractical issues, such as the effects of anxiety, depression, and polypharmacy