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Quality Improvement in Nursing

Quality Improvement in Nursing

First edition
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January 2023 | 216 pages | Learning Matters
As a student and newly registered nurse, you will need to work with others to lead, improve and sustain high quality care. This book will equip you with the skills and knowledge to do just that. From the principles and theory behind quality improvement to the practical skills and tools needed to enable it, the book develops your ability to engage in continuous quality improvement in different settings throughout your career.

Key features

·       Mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency

·       Case studies illustrate the principles of quality improvement in real examples from practice

·       Walks you step by step through each aspect of a quality improvement project, from identifying a need to implementation and evaluation

·       Personal and professional development is discussed throughout, empowering you to engage in quality improvement from the very start of your career

Part 1: Establishing the context
Gillian Janes and Catherine Delves-Yates
Chapter 1: What is quality improvement and why is it important?
Gillian Janes and Jill Foley
Chapter 2: Understanding the principles of quality improvement and your own contribution
Part 2: Developing skills for quality improvement
Nickey Rooke and Mark Morson
Chapter 3: Leading change and working with others
Gillian Janes and Catherine Delves-Yates
Chapter 4: Identifying and justifying the need for service improvement
Catherine Delves-Yates and Claire Brockwell
Chapter 5: Planning and implementing improvement
Michelle Croston and Daniel Heggie
Chapter 6: Evaluating and sustaining improvement
Part 3: Moving forward
Gillian Janes and Catherine Delves-Yates
Chapter 7: Quality improvement: The next decade
Gillian Janes and Catherine Delves-Yates
Chapter 8: Quality improvement and you: The future

I am just about to use the contents of this text in my lecturing with my MSc student nurses from March 2023. It outlines step-by-step how to improve quality issues in nursing which, at times, are generic issues.

Mr Thomas Beary
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
December 9, 2022

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