If so, you will find this an indispensable guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda.
Reflects the most recent developments affecting ward management, including the current national focus on quality indicators and working within tighter budgets.
A new chapter on ‘Improving Quality and Safety’ explains the national quality initiatives and their impact, as well as taking you through the practical processes of handling complaints and incidents.
Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as ‘whistle-blowing’ and ‘safeguarding’.
This book will help you to • Organise yourself and your workload • Manage staff, people and difficult situations • Make sure care is patient-centred • Manage your budget • Deal with complaints • Handle staff recruitment • Be a good role model.
This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda.
By Jenny Thomas, BSc(Hons), RGN, CertM, Independent Consultant in Health Care Management; Senior Lecturer, South Bank University, London, UK
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