Nurse Staffing Issues Mark Doherty, Clint Ludlow, Ilia Mondoy, Andrea Peters, Ashley Roberts
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Mark Doherty, Clint Ludlow, Ilia Mondoy, Andrea Peters, Ashley Roberts
Hospitals with low nurse staffing levels tend to have higher rates of poor patient outcomes such as pneumonia, shock, cardiac arrest, and urinary tract infections, according to research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and others.
Hospital nurse staffing is a concern because of the effects a shortage has on patient safety and quality of care (Buerhaus, Donelan, Ulrich, Norman, & Dittus, 2005; Ulrich, Buerhaus, Donelan, Norman, & Dittus, 2005).
In the article, “Benchmarking Nurse Staffing Levels: The Development of a Nationwide Feedback Tool,” surveys of nurses were collected internationally with results showing percentages of nurses in different countries who thought the optimal nurse staffing levels were met:
the issue because of risk of retaliation by leadership in the healthcare system.
organization; nurse-nurse or manager-nurse
- 76% considered LV to be moderate to sever
Repayment Act (H.R. 1460)
-Acknowledge the part they play in the LV cycle
-Make an effort to care about each other
-Uses biblical Concepts of forgiveness, respect, and courage to confront hostility in the workplace.
-Personal needs of an individual are integrated with the wants and needs of others
The CENTER for American Nurses recommends the following strategies to eliminate disruptive behavior (lateral violence and bullying):