In today’s health care environment, the drumbeat for care coordination grows louder and more urgent. It’s an effective way to improve quality and outcomes. Nurses are integral to this process, yet most feel their contributions are unrecognized and underappreciated. What can nurses do?
Care Coordination: A Blueprint for Action for RNs helps today’s nurses reclaim this critical practice domain. It explores key issues in care coordination and offers timely, strategic actions nurses can take right now to identify opportunities and overcome barriers. It also includes critical resources for nurse care coordinators.
This book will help you:
- Understand care coordination – past, present, and future – as well as the professional and practice environments in which it occurs
- Define the activities associated with effective care coordination
- Recognize the significant need for care coordination and opportunities for nurses
- Identify and explore issues pivotal to creating new inroads for nursing to adapt and advance this important work
- Expand the capacity of nurses to deliver care coordination and develop new and better care coordination models
- Learn how you and your fellow nurses can advance your important role in care coordination in the current and emerging health care environment
Care Coordination A Blueprint for Action for RNs is the sequel to ANA's Care Coordination: the Game Changer How Nursing is Revolutionizing Quality Care. In Blueprint, authors Lamb and Newhouse take Game Changer's in-depth coverage of issues and impact of nurse care coordination and translate it into "practical, strategic and actionable" steps that all RNs can take right now to make a difference in this critical area of nursing practice.
Nursing’s stellar history in care coordination demands a future role! Help move the dialogue forward. Order Care Coordination: A Blueprint for Action for RNs and Care Coordination: The Game Changer How Nursing is Revolutionizing Quality Care today!
PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN is a well-known speaker and author on care coordination and case management. She edited ANA’s Care Coordination: The Game Changer, one of the first books to explore the many facets of nurse care coordination in the context of massive health system transformation. Dr. Lamb is Professor and Director of the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research at Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Writing this Blueprint for Action with Robin Newhouse combines two of her favorite topics: care coordination and interprofessional practice. She serves as a content expert on care coordination practice and measurement for several national professional and health care organizations.
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing
Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is a renowned nurse researcher, author, and educator. Her research focuses on health system interventions to improve care processes and patient outcomes; she has published extensively on health services improvement interventions, acute care quality issues, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Newhouse is Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, and serves on national and professional health care organizations. Writing this book with Gerri Lamb combines two of her favorite topics: evidence translation and measuring the effect of nursing processes on patient outcomes.