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Author Kruschke, Cheryl,
Title Leadership skills for licensed practical nurses working with the aging population / Cheryl Kruschke.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.

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Subject Practical nurses -- Vocational guidance.
Geriatric nursing.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2: The Health Care System Related to the Aging Population -- Chapter 3: Regulatory Compliance and the Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse -- Chapter 4: Fiscal Management and the Role of the LPN (Working in Long-Term Care) -- Chapter 5: The Role of the LPN as a Leader and Manager in the Health Care Setting -- Chapter 6: Communication Skills for the LPN -- Chapter 7: Team Building and the Civil Work Environment -- Chapter 8: Quality Improvement -- Chapter 9: Aspects Integral to Managing the Care Environment -- Chapter 10: Developing a Culture Change Person-Centered Environment -- Chapter 11: Current and Future Trends in Long Term Care -- Chapter 12: Licensed Practical Nurse Practice Acts across the Country.
Summary This textbook fills a gap in education for licensed practical nurses (LPN), providing information specific to their own needs and concerns. Firstly, it clarifies the leadership role of LPNs in the healthcare setting, and then identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities related to leadership, management, communication, culture change and person-directed care concepts. It also explains the efficacy of these concepts related to the LPN care of patients in the work setting and reviews the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) enacted in every US state. LPNs play an essential role in the patient care team and we have to ensure they receive advanced education as practitioners in healthcare settings that reach vulnerable populations such the elderly. They have been considered as the registered nurses' right hand in acute care as well as many home-health settings. They provide basic medical and nursing care, ensure the comfort of patients, discuss health care with patients, and report the status of patients to registered nurses and doctors. But the LPNs are often expected to take on a real leadership role based on the perception that as licensed nurses they already have all the qualifications and education necessary for leadership roles. However, there is a gap in the education they receive and a limited body of literature dedicated to them. Written in honor of all LPNs, this educational textbook fills that gap. With learning objectives, review questions and scenarios, it is a valuable resource for courses for undergraduate students training to be LPNs.
ISBN 9783319698625 (electronic bk.)
3319698621 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-69862-5
OCLC # 1028030304
Additional Format Print version: Kruschke, Cheryl. Leadership skills for licensed practical nurses working with the aging population. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018 3319698613 9783319698618 (OCoLC)1005102682