Management Principles (Nursing)

by Christy Hennessey (Davidson), DNP, RNC-OB

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    00:00 Welcome back everyone. All healthcare organizations implement strategies which coalesce around the common goal of quality care provision. Working to achieve an organization's goals involves the process of management. Management is defined as the process of coordination and integration of resources through activities of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling to accomplish specific institutional goals and objectives. Again, it's a 4-step process; planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. So let's go into each one a little further. Planning is defined as a basic management function involving formulation of one more detail plans to achieve optimum balance of needs or demands with the available resources. It identifies the goals or objectives to be achieved; it formulates strategies to achieve them; it arranges or creates the means required; and it implements, directs, and monitors all steps in the proper sequence. Now planning can either be strategic which is broad ranged or it might be tactical which is short ranged. Now organizing can be defined as assembling required resources to attain organizational objectives.

    01:17 It closely follows the planning process; it brings together an array of various resources including personnel, money, and equipment; and it integrates and coordinates all resources. Now directing is defined as a basic management function that includes building an effective work climate and creating opportunity for motivation, supervising, scheduling, and discipline. This can involve coaching as a technique to direct and motivate followers. It can also involve supervising and guiding others within their assigned duties, it does require interpersonal skills to maintain that balance between supervision and motivation and it may also involve delegation responsibilities. Now controlling is defined as the basic management function of establishing benchmarks or standards and comparing actual performance against them and then taking corrective action if required. So controlling includes coordination of activities of a system. It does require feedback about results and outcomes of work activities. It combines activities to follow up and compares outcomes with plans. It also includes appropriate adjustments whenever outcomes vary or deviate from expectations.

    02:33 Remember, nurses are positioned at the care coordination intersection and they have the needed skills for facilitating flow and integrating care delivery. So when thinking about what we covered today, I'd like for you to consider this question. What are the 4 elements of the management process? They are planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. I hope you've enjoyed today's video on Management Principles in Nursing. Thank you so much for watching.

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    The lecture Management Principles (Nursing) by Christy Hennessey (Davidson), DNP, RNC-OB is from the course Leadership and Management (Nursing).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Management
    2. Leadership
    3. Systematization
    4. Command
    1. Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling
    2. Practicing, adjusting, governing, and commanding
    3. Preparing, adapting, supervising, and censuring
    4. Programming, orchestrating, devising, and conducting
    1. Planning
    2. Organizing
    3. Directing
    4. Controlling
    1. Tactical
    2. Strategic
    3. Provisional
    4. Rationalized
    1. Organizing
    2. Planning
    3. Directing
    4. Controlling
    1. Directing
    2. Planning
    3. Organizing
    4. Controlling
    1. Controlling
    2. Planning
    3. Organizing
    4. Directing
    1. To be the intersection of coordination in delivering care to the client
    2. To delegate tasks to others so that care is coordinated for the client
    3. To deliver care to the client while all other members of the care team coordinate care around the client
    4. To abstain from coordination of care so that objectives can be streamlined for delivery to the client

    Author of lecture Management Principles (Nursing)

     Christy Hennessey (Davidson), DNP, RNC-OB

    Christy Hennessey (Davidson), DNP, RNC-OB

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