As the role of the nurse continues to expand in today’s health care environment, APRNs and DNPs are more frequently tasked with quantifying, evaluating, and improving their individual care processes, as well as demonstrating the impact of their care. Revised to provide APRN and DNP students, educators, and nursing administrators with the most up-to-date information on outcome assessment, the fourth edition of this award-winning text is still the only nursing resource to focus exclusively on outcome assessment.
Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers, this fourth edition continues to analyze the foundations of outcome assessment, provide guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring results, discuss design and implementation challenges in outcome assessment, and provide an unequaled wellspring of information that will help nurses increase their skill level and enhance their professional practice role. Sections new to this edition focus on practice-specific quality metrics for demonstrating impact of nursing care, and provide information on a national collaborative launched specifically to showcase outcomes of nurseled initiatives as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign.
New to the Fourth Edition:
- Expanded coverage of Doctor of Nursing Practice impact on outcomes
- Complete updates on practice-specific outcomes for all clinical areas of APRN practice, including those of nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives
- An instructor''s manual, including algorithms and teaching tools
- Examines in depth the foundations of outcome assessment
- Addresses specialty areas of practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluation
- Provides guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring the results
- Describes design and implementation pitfalls
- Helps nurses increase skill level regarding evaluation of outcomes
Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, is currently the director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush University Medical Center and a professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She maintains active practice as an acute care nurse practitioner and serves as a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, assisting with clinical scholarship and research initiatives. She received her diploma in nursing from Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio, and her baccalaureate, master''s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from the University of Illinois College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois. She received her acute care nurse practitioner certification at Rush University College of Nursing. Dr. Kleinpell is known for her work on outcome research and has presented and published in the areas of assessing outcomes of advanced practice nursing, outcome research, and other areas of nursing practice. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Her research and contributions have been recognized with a Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award, an American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Flame of Excellence Award, a National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Research Award, and a Society of Critical Care Medicine Norma Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence, among others.