Assessment of Findings Nurse Staffing and Inpatient Hospital Mortality According to J. Needleman et al., “lower levels of staffing among registered nurses [in the hospital setting]” has shown an association with increased patient mortality. Scientists found that nurses experience a very high workload during their shift and this leads to “impairment on patient surveillance.” Nurses are given numerous patients during their single shift and are not able to balance the high patient turnover with proper patient care. High patient turnover was also associated with an increased risk for mortality rates. Scientists argue that hospitals are trying to cut health car... ... middle of paper ... ...P., Sloane, D. M., Lake, E. T., & Cheney, T. (2008). Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes.
Overview Nurses know that there is a correlation between maintaining adequate staffing levels and safe patient outcomes. Nurse to patient ratios is a very complicated issue in the health care industry. Nursing shortages, higher patient acuities, shorter hospital stays, and the cost of health care has presented a challenge to this staffing issue. An inadequate staff ratio puts patients at an increased risk of adverse outcomes such as medical or medication errors, increased hospital acquired infections, and increased mortality rates ("Nurse," n.d.). The complications and adverse outcomes associated with the inadequate staffing levels come at a cost, which is an even larger financial burden on the health care industry related to the cost of treating infections or law suits from wrongful death situations.
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This care and support from the Nurses will improve the feelings of patient’s homesickness. Most Nurses are very passionate in using the technology for it provides them conciseness and less work. Since everyone is experiencing the so - called recession in society nowadays, it does not only affect one’s economy but also the healthcare field as well. On the other hand: According to a report released by the American Health Care Association in July 2008, more than 19,400 RN vacancies exist in long-term care settings. These vacancies, coupled with an additional 116,000 open positions in hospitals reported by the American Hospital Association in July 2007, bring the total RN vacancies in the U.S. to more than 135,000.
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Organizational culture can play a very important role in any corporation’s success. As we learn more about how to make a company more successful through effective management of Human Resource, we are learning of the value of people, as a whole, and how they contribute to the success or failure of an organization. That’s even more so true with in healthcare organizations. Nurses play a pivotal role in the health care profession and make up the majority of healthcare workers in a hospital setting. However, there is a nursing shortage globally that is expected to increase as nurses from the baby boom era are set to retire.
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