Thursday, 1 August 2013

New research explores association between nurse staffing levels and quality of care

New research explores association between nurse staffing levels and quality of care The study has prompted the researchers to suggest that hospitals could use episodes of missed care as an early warning sign that nurse staffing levels are too low to provide safe, high quality care.
The nurses were asked about missed care - care that they deemed necessary, but which they were unable to do or complete because of insufficient time. Thirteen different areas of nursing care were covered, ranging from adequate documentation of care and patient monitoring, through to pain management. NHS Networks

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