According to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), "synergy results when the needs and characteristics of a patient, clinical unit, or system are matched with a nurse's competencies." Based on a decade of work by the AACN, the just published Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care, Second Edition by Sonya R. Hardin and Roberta Kaplow encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristics inherent in the Synergy Model.
A unique text, it can be used as the theoretical framework for the curriculum for universities, the model of practice for hospitals seeking Magnet status, the main theory behind AACN certifications, the framework for dissertations and DNP projects, and part of the foundation for the Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing.
- Completely updated and revised
- New chapters on integrating the Synergy Model in the perioperative and ambulatory settings, applying the Synergy Model in practice, and tying the Synergy Model to the APRN Consensus Model
- Provides sample test questions, practical examples, and the latest information to help prepare exam candidates