Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing
5th Ed.
2022 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM
ISBN-10: 0-8261-5125-6 / ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-5125-4
eISBN-10: 0-8261-5126-4 / eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-5126-1
Nursing

Description

The fifth edition of this award-winning text continues to be the only advanced practice nursing resource to focus exclusively on outcome assessment, an integral aspect of quantifying the effectiveness of care, both clinically and financially. Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers, this text analyzes the foundations of outcome assessment, provides guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring results, and discusses design and implementation challenges. It also covers specialty areas of practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluation.

This revision provides APRN students, educators, and administrators with the most up-to-date resources and information on measuring outcomes of practice. The fifth edition has a strong focus on practice-specific quality metrics and covers a recent national collaborative project that showcased outcomes of nurse-led initiatives as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign. Additionally, the fifth edition now includes an outcome assessment template to aid in the application of content.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • • Discusses a recent national collaborative project showcasing outcomes of nurse-led initiatives as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign
  • • A new outcome assessment template to aid in the practical application of content
  • • New exemplars demonstrating practical application in a variety of settings
  • • Includes examples of APRN roles and impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • • Increased coverage of DNP competencies and scope of practice
  • • Covers updates on NP competencies and their impact on care

Key Features:

  • • Covers specialty areas of practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluation
  • • Offers guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring the results
  • • Describes potential pitfalls of design and implementation
  • • Includes an instructor's manual including algorithms and teaching tools

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an essential resource for advanced practice nurses. It continues to be the only book exclusively focused on outcome assessment. This updated edition ensures that the material is current, which is necessary in the ever-changing healthcare environment."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"Useful to all APNs, this book would be a valuable part of their professional libraries. Wonderful additions to this update are the chapter objectives and the critical discussion questions. The inclusion of assessing outcomes at the doctor of nursing practice level further enhances the book's value. The inclusion of updated web links makes this an extremely user-friendly resource."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This is an excellent and timely tool for advanced practice nurses. The importance of outcomes research is indisputable."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This book serves as an ideal tool for assisting APNs in gaining an understanding of the process of outcomes assessment....A useful resource for APN students, researchers, educators, and administrators...."

-- Gail L. Ingersoll, EdD, RN, FAAN (Director, Center for Outcomes Measurement and Practice Innovation, Loretta Ford Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center) - previous edition

Audience

The book provides an overview of APRN outcomes and outcomes measurements for all specialty areas, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse-midwives. It is a wonderful resource for professionals, students, and faculty. The author and the contributors are experts in outcome assessment.

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