Critical Thinking in the Operating Room
Skills to Assess, Analyze, and ActBook - 2008
The operating room (OR) is a complex, fast-moving environment, requiring nurses to display their specialized skills across the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative setting.
Raise the standard of your OR nurses professional nursing practice and teach clinical care providers how to function at a higher level by developing your nurses critical thinking abilities.Build confidence and competence through critical thinking
"Critical Thinking in the Operating Room: ""Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act "is a new easy-to-read resource that explains the principles of critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. This essential book covers how to lead classroom sessions for new graduate nurses and experienced nurses to develop critical thinking skills, including successful classroom processes and learning strategies. It includes learning strategies, worksheets, and handouts to supplement the classroom learning.
"Critical Thinking in the Operating Room: ""Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act "provides strategies for managers and nurse educators to use in developing critical thinking skills during orientation and beyond, and includes tools and resources for ongoing development.Benefits for both novice and seasoned professional nurses
Learn how to develop a culture of critical thinking, from coaching new grads through bad patient outcomes to encouraging experienced nurses by setting expectations. You also get a CD with all the book s valuable and completely customizable resources such as operating room -specific assessment tools, worksheets, and sample questions.TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Critical thinking in the perioperative department1. Defining critical thinking
2. New graduate nurses and critical thinking
3. The critical thinking classroom
4. Orientation: Bringing critical thinking to the clinical environment
5. Nursing practice that promotes and motivates critical thinking
6. Novice to expert: Setting realistic expectations for critical thinking
7. Applying critical thinking to nursing documentation
8. Relating critical thinking to its higher purpose
9. Resources and tools
WHO NEEDS THIS BOOK
"Critical Thinking in the Operating Room: ""Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act "is a must-have for: Chief nursing officers Directors of nursing Nurse managers Nurse educator
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Describe the characteristics of the perioperative department that require good critical-thinking skills Identify key aspects of critical thinking Explain how nurses develop competency in critical thinking Analyze the factors that contribute to new graduates' lack of critical thinking Identify strategies to facilitate critical thinking in new graduates Determine classroom strategies to teach, promote, and support the development of critical thinking Determine ways to evaluate nurses progress in critical thinking throughout orientation Develop strategies for the development of critical thinking skills during the orientation process Discuss the role played by managers and educators in promoting environments that support critical thinking Analyze the challenges that both new and experienced nurses face in the incorporation of critical thinking skills in the practice setting Explain interventions to help both new and experienced nurses meet their managers and preceptors expectations for critical thinking Apply critical thinking to nursing documentation "