Chapter 16 – Time Management For Nurses – Effective Use of Time

How Time Management Can Help You Get More Done in Less Time Learning effective time management can help you get more done while managing stress at the same time. Time management is the conscious use of time to achieve your goals. Incorporating strategies to maximize your time helps you get more done in less time.

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Chapter 15 – Stress Management for Nurses

Many factors can contribute to effective stress management for nurses. One of these factors is the role of friends and family members. In order to overcome stress, nurses should have the support of superiors, family members, and friends. An effective context for support can be created by authorities, such as providing adequate equipment, positive feedback,

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Chapter 13 – How to Use Silence Effectively – Intentional Silence

Intentional silence is an effective form of therapeutic communication. If you find yourself unable to say anything to your client, it can be helpful to let them be without interruption. It can be more effective than mindless talking, since silence gives you the opportunity to reflect on your thoughts and the situation. Often times, silence

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Chapter 11 – Therapeutic Communication – Improving Therapeutic Communication

If you want to improve your patient’s safety and cooperation, you need to be more effective at therapeutic communication. Many times, ineffective communication can result in conflicting information, and patients may feel uncomfortable or apprehensive about certain things. The following tips can help you improve the quality of your communication with patients. By practicing these

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Chapter 10 – The Three Phases of the Nurse-Client Relationship

In the nursing profession, establishing a nurse-client relationship involves several phases. According to Peplau, the nurse-client relationship consists of four phases that are sequential in nature. These phases are called the orientation, working, and termination phases. The orientation phase is the first. In this phase, the nurse introduces himself to the client and explains the

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Chapter 9 – What is a SOAP NOTE – SOAP Notes for Physical Assessment

The SOAP note includes the subjective information from the patient. The introductory statement summarizes the patient’s description and chief complaint, and fleshes out the components of the problem. Throughout the ages, the acronym OLD CARTS has been used as a guide for the most important questions to ask during an examination. The objective portion of

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Chapter 5 – Changes to OASIS E-1 Documentation

There are changes to OASIS and how they may affect agencies and clinicians. Changes start after January 1, 2023. This section discusses validity, generalizability, and reliability. We discuss each of these aspects in more detail. Changes to OASIS The OASIS-E instrument is the next step in the implementation process. It will capture data for several

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Chapter 4 – Home Health and CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are federal agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that administer the Medicare program. They work with other federal agencies to ensure that people have access to health care. Quality control Among the many responsibilities of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is

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Chapter 32 – Writing a SOAP Note for Registered Nurses

Writing a SOAP Note for Registered Nurses SOAP notes are standardized and organized patient progress notes that were initially developed in the 1960s by Lawrence Weed. Unlike a traditional note, SOAP notes help nurses and other health care providers to easily share patient information with other health care providers. SOAP notes contain four critical elements:

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Chapter 1 – Introduction – What is OASIS

Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) If you’re a home health care provider, completing the OASIS tool is a must. OASIS Ninja helps clinicians complete the OASIS and provide cost-effective, patient-centered care. This will ensure you are up to speed on the OASIS process. OASIS stands for Outcome and Assessment Information Set. This patient-specific, standardized

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