Team-Building Handbook: Accountability Strategies for Nurses (10 Pack)

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Team-Building Handbook: Accountability Strategies for Nurses (10 Pack)

Eileen Lavin Dohmann, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Team-Building Handbook: Accountability Strategies for Nurses gives staff members the strategies and framework they need to practice accountability, holding themselves up to the expectations for nursing behavior and standards of professional practice.

This concise, easy-to-read handbook comes in packs of 10 that can be distributed to all staff members.

Team-Building Handbook: Accountability Strategies for Nurses offers nurse managers an indispensable tool to be used to build an environment where accountability is expected and welcomed. Encouraging nursing staff to accept accountability changes a unit where nurses identify problems and complain about them to a culture where nurses are accountable for finding solutions and taking responsibility for their own environment.

This handy training guide can also be used by nursing professional development staff as a training tool for new and experienced staff during orientation and preceptorship programs, as well as in-services.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS ACCOUNTABILITY?               

  • Difference Between Accountability and Responsibility  
  • Accountability, Organizational Roles, and Culture
  • Interpersonal Interactions in an Accountability Culture  

 
CHAPTER 2: TOOLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Everything You Need to Hold Yourself and Others Accountable
  • Six Accountability Language Tools
  • Develop a New Habit and Track Your Progress


CHAPTER 3: TAKING PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Identifying Your Personal Level of Accountability             
  • Tell Your Accountability Story    
  • Your Communication Style          

 
CHAPTER 4: PRACTICING PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Personal Accountability Situations           
  • Engaging in Effective Conversations       
  • Facilitating Effective Staff Meetings        

 
CHAPTER 5: HOLDING OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE

  • Holding Peers Accountable         
  • Seeking Accountability from Your Manager
  • Interprofessional Accountability

 
By working through this handbook, readers will:

  1. Understand the difference between accountability and responsibility
  2. Learn the language of accountability and how to use it
  3. Identify personal accountabilities
  4. Learn to hold others accountable

 
About the Author

Eileen L. Dohmann, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg, Va. She is responsible for nursing practice and patient care across this two hospital health system. In addition she oversees clinical research, infection prevention and control, and home health care hospice. Her passion at Mary Washington Healthcare has been enhancing patient care quality and service through accountability, focused management, and leadership development of nursing leaders.

With more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, Dohmann is an advocate for the profession of nursing and nursing practice. Prior to her roles at Mary Washington Healthcare, she served as administrator for several large and small home health agencies and hospices, where she started and led new programs and services.

Continuing Education:

If you would like to find out about the availability of nursing contact hours on this or any other HCPro nursing book, please visit our Continuing Education information page, here.


Published: June 2015

Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
ISBN: 978-1-55645-713-5