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Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition

Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition

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Resident outcomes have come under growing scrutiny, both through new quality measures and the overall star rating. Nurses are the frontline staff who engage with residents daily, and it's crucial for them to understand how to apply critical thinking. When caring for residents and creating documentation, critical thinking can improve facility and resident outcomes while reducing medical errors, which will ultimately lead to more accurate reimbursement.

Raise the standard of professional nursing practice and teach clinical care providers how to function at a higher level by developing their critical thinking abilities.Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition, provides nurse managers and educators with accessible ways to teach these valuable skills to their staff.

This easy-to-read resource explains the principles of critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. Author Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, provides guidance on how to lead classroom sessions for new graduates and experienced nurses to develop critical thinking skills, including classroom processes and learning strategies. The book includes handouts to supplement classroom training. Who should read this book?

  • Nursing home administrators
  • MDS coordinators
  • Directors of nursing
  • Charge nurses
  • Frontline staff involved in care planning
  • Other clinical managers

    This book will help you:

  • Identify key aspects of critical thinking
  • Explain how nurses develop competency in critical thinking
  • Determine classroom strategies to teach, promote, and support the development of critical thinking
  • Determine ways to evaluate nurses' progress in critical thinking throughout orientation
  • Develop strategies for the development of critical thinking skills during the orientation process
  • Discuss the role played by managers and educators in promoting environments that support critical thinking
  • Analyze the challenges that both new and experienced nurses face when incorporating critical thinking skills in the practice setting
  • Explain interventions to help new and experienced nurses meet their managers' and preceptors' expectations for critical thinking
  • Understand the new quality measures and how nurses' actions and documentation affect a facility's star ratings
  • Educate staff by developing a culture of critical thinking
  • Coach new nurse graduates through bad resident outcomes by setting expectations
  • Encourage experienced staff to continually apply critical thinking
  • Apply critical thinking to nursing and documentation to improve resident outcomes

    This book provides nurse managers and educators with easy ways to teach critical thinking to their staff, including customizable resources specific to long-term care, such as:
  • Assessment tools
  • Worksheets
  • Sample questions
  • Case studies Page count: 146

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