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Abstract Countries across the globe are experiencing nursing shortages.
In hospitals, supportive practice environments have positive effects on both nurse and patient outcomes. However, these relationships have been established primarily in the US. International studies of the effects of nurse staffing levels and the practice environment on nurse outcomes and the quality of care mirror the findings from the US, thus raising these issues to the international level.
The solutions that have been successful in the US for improving practice environment and patient outcomes are solutions that should be successful in any country, thus putting them on a global scale. The Magnet hospital program is one model that has been shown to improve nurse and patient outcomes and is one solution to the shortage of hospital nurses.
Nursing care, Quality of care, Hospitals, Patient outcomes, Work environment, Burnout Introduction Over years ago Florence Nightingale conducted the first nursing outcomes research, documenting unsanitary and unsafe conditions in hospitals.
Nightingale introduced basic measures for improving sanitation and hygiene. The effect on mortality rates was dramatic. But her passionate belief Nursing research that improve patient outcome highly trained nurses make the difference in creating a safe care environment that vastly improves patient outcomes transformed nursing into a profession that was respected and demanded high caliber nurses.
While innovations introduced by Nightingale had far-reaching effects on patient outcomes, today, we not only still struggle to improve hospital death rates and infection rates, but we also struggle with new and different problems and within different contexts. In hospitals of today there are many invasive procedures that vastly increase the risk of infection and include the administration of powerful medications that require a higher level of vigilance and a more highly educated nurse.
Others estimate that 1. Medical error has become an increasing problem resulting in many preventable deaths each year 1. In spite of well documented adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients, hospitals continue to implement restructuring and reengineering policies in an effort to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Decreases in the length of hospital stays combined with increases in patient acuity, heavier nursing workloads, and sparse staffing are the unfortunate results of these cost saving measures 2 - 4. Recent studies show that Hospital-based bedside nurses are burned-out, emotionally exhausted, and highly dissatisfied with their jobs 5.
Given the current and ongoing nursing shortage, the detrimental effects on the nursing workforce from unsupportive and under staffed work environments predicts poor prospects for recruiting adequate numbers of nurses and gives cause for concern when countries grapple with the serious current and projected shortfall in the supply of nurses.
Surprisingly, during the peak of hospital restructuring, little attention had been devoted to the effects of organizational changes on nurse and patient outcomes. However, some hospitals stood apart; achieving great success in recruiting and retaining nurses.
These organizations were distinguished by their competent managers, decentralized decision making by direct care givers, chief nurse executives who were directly involved in top management decisions, flexible nurse scheduling, investment in their employees, recognizing their contributions and supporting continuing education of the nursing workforce 67.
These hospitals became known as the first Magnet hospitals, so named because they were and continue to be places where nurses want to work and patients have good outcomes.
Research in a number of countries finds that challenges for retaining a qualified professional nursing workforce and achieving good patient outcomes are similar. Whilst in every country there are hospitals that provide exemplary care and have excellent out, comes, there is still a wide variation across countries in hospital nurse staffing, educational level of nurses, and adequacy of the work environment.
In this paper we describe factors that have been shown to influence the nursing workforce, quality of care, and patient outcomes in the US and across the globe. We also propose solutions that have worked in one country and should also work in others.patient outcomes with nursing interventions.3 Most to measurably improve a targeted patient outcome.
Teams are interdisciplinary;however, staff nurses are an integral part of these teams. A by-product of these has been established, the next steps involve research-.
|Improving health outcomes with better patient understanding and educat | RMHP||Another valuable source of data and best practices is other nurses—both researchers and clinicians. Burnes Bolton suggests tapping into the resources of professional nursing organizations, such as the American Academy of Nursing, for information.|
|Long Shift Work Has Negative Effects||Nursing Satisfaction Impacts Patient Outcomes, Mortality Angelina Gibson For a long time, it has been the contention of many in healthcare that there is a correlation between nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes.|
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The study, supported by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, is the largest and most detailed analysis to date of patient outcomes associated with nurse staffing and education in Europe.
The Relationship Between Nursing Certification and Patient Outcomes conclude that certification will generally improve patient care. ~Blegen, î ì í î, p.
She Summary of Nursing Certification and Patient Outcome Research Articles Study Purpose Design . Nursing: A Key To Patient Satisfaction. Ann Kutney-Lee, Matthew D. McHugh, may improve the patient experience and quality of care.
The institute of medicine’s landmark report, additional research on the impact of nursing on patient satisfaction is warranted when more hospitals are reporting HCAHPS results. Nursing research is a scientific process that validates and refines existing knowledge and generates new knowledge that directly and indirectly influences nursing practice (Burns & Grove, ) Extensive research is needed to develop sound empirical knowledge for synthesis into the best research evidence needed for practice.
A new generation of nurse researchers is helping to improve patient care. A leader of this movement is Dr. Nancy Blake, Nursing Director for Critical Care Services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, and a member of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Communication and Dissemination Advisory Panel, which is working to.