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"Nurse Staffing"

Kathleen Rice Simpson, Audrey Lyndon
BACKGROUND: As part of an ongoing study about nurse staffing during labor and birth sponsored by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the researchers considered outcomes that may be linked to aspects of labor nursing. The purpose of this study was to see if labor nurses felt they influenced whether a woman has a cesarean birth. These data were used to determine if cesarean birth should be included as an outcome measure in the multistate labor nurse staffing study...
November 22, 2016: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Angela Tsuang, Julie Wang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to characterize food allergy management and anaphylaxis in schools and assess current policies and level of preparedness of schools to recognize and treat anaphylaxis. RECENT FINDINGS: An increasing number of school-aged children have food allergies, and studies show that a significant number of school children with no known history of allergies will experience their first anaphylactic reaction at school. Stock-unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors are recommended in schools but not mandatory in most states, and therefore, epinephrine is not always available...
November 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Deena Kelly Costa, Olga Yakusheva
Since the early 1990s researchers have steadily built a broad evidence base for the association between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. However, the majority of the studies in the literature employ designs that are unable to robustly examine causal pathways to meaningful improvement in patient outcomes. A focus on causal inference is essential to moving the field of nursing research forward, and as part of the essential skill-set for all nurses as consumers of research. In this article, we aim to describe the importance of causal inference in nursing research and discuss study designs that are more likely to produce causal findings...
May 31, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
(no author information available yet)
Campaigns for safe nurse staffing levels have focused invariably on our hospitals, where the absence of sufficient suitably qualified nursing staff is often easy to identify. However, the problem is just as prevalent in the community, where patients and other service users are suffering because district nurses and those in similar roles are overstretched.
September 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
Karen B Lasater, Matthew D McHugh
OBJECTIVES: To examine racial differences in readmissions of older adults undergoing elective total hip and knee replacement, to determine the relationship between nurse staffing and readmission, and to study whether the relationship between staffing and readmission differs for older black and white adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of multiple linked secondary data sources. SETTING: Nonfederal acute care hospitals in California, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (n = 483)...
October 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Susan Osborne
In August, the Welsh assembly said hospitals in Wales will be legally obliged to implement safe nurse staffing levels from April 2018.
October 26, 2016: Nursing Standard
Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Catherine Y Read, Kelly D Stamp, Jane Flanagan
: In the 2014 Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance Summit, for the first time, participants recommended tracking nursing and advanced practice nurse hours. Performance data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides an opportunity to analyze factors associated with delays in emergency care. The purpose of this study was to investigate hospital characteristics associated with time to a diagnostic evaluation in 67 Massachusetts emergency departments from 2013 to 2014...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
Jianghua He, Vincent S Staggs, Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, Nancy Dunton
BACKGROUND: Time trends and seasonal patterns have been observed in nurse staffing and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes in recent years. It is unknown whether these changes were associated. METHODS: Quarterly unit-level nursing data in 2004-2012 were extracted from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®). Units were divided into groups based on patterns of missing data. All variables were aggregated across units within these groups and analyses were conducted at the group level...
2016: BMC Nursing
John M Welton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
(no author information available yet)
Hospitals in Wales will be legally obliged to implement safe nurse staffing levels from April 2018, the Welsh Assembly has announced.
September 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Katherine S McGilton, Charlene H Chu, Alexander C Shaw, Rosalind Wong, Jenny Ploeg
AIM: The aim of this integrative review was to describe the organisational, unregulated nurse, and resident outcomes associated with effective supervisory performance of regulated nurses (registered nurses or registered practical nurses) in long-term care homes. BACKGROUND: While there are data on the influence of regulated nurse staffing levels on resident outcomes, the influence of effective supervisory performance of regulated nurses on resident and organisational outcomes, nursing assistant outcomes have yet to be comprehensively explored...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Christopher Burton, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Lynne Williams, Siân Davies, Anne McBride, Beth Hall, Anne-M Rowlands, Adrian Jones
INTRODUCTION: Nursing staffing levels in hospitals appear to be associated with improved patient outcomes. National guidance indicates that the triangulation of information from workforce planning and deployment technologies (WPTs; eg, the Safer Nursing Care Tool) and 'local knowledge' is important for managers to achieve appropriate staffing levels for better patient outcomes. Although WPTs provide managers with predictive information about future staffing requirements, ensuring patient safety and quality care also requires the consideration of information from other sources in real time...
2016: BMJ Open
Lisa Whitehead, Helen Myers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kathleen Rice Simpson, Audrey Lyndon
: : The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of delayed, unfinished, or missed nursing care when patient census and acuity exceed nurse staffing resources with nurses who care for women during labor and birth. Focus groups were held during which labor nurses were asked about aspects of nursing care that may be regularly delayed, unfinished, or completely missed during labor and birth, including possible reasons and potential consequences. Seventy-one labor nurses participated in 11 focus groups in 6 hospitals...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Vincent S Staggs, Danielle M Olds, Emily Cramer, Ronald I Shorr
BACKGROUND: Although it is plausible that nurse staffing is associated with use of physical restraints in hospitals, this has not been well established. This may be due to limitations in previous cross-sectional analyses lacking adequate control for unmeasured differences in patient-level variables among nursing units. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a longitudinal study, with units serving as their own control, examining whether nurse staffing relative to a unit's long-term average is associated with restraint use...
August 23, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kathleen Rice Simpson
Research about the effects of nurse staffing in the perinatal setting has been limited. To guide practice and ensure optimal outcomes, data are greatly needed on the type and amount of nursing care needed by women and their fetuses during labor. The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is sponsoring a study about nursing care during labor and birth with a focus on potential relationships between missed care (delayed, unfinished, or completely missed nursing care that was expected as part of routine care for childbearing women and their fetuses/newborns during the labor and birth process and the 2-hour postpartum recovery period) and nurse staffing and selected patient outcomes...
August 2016: Nursing for Women's Health
Kaitlin M Best, David Wypij, Lisa A Asaro, Martha A Q Curley
OBJECTIVE: To generate a multidimensional predictive model of risk factors for iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome in critically ill children. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospective data from the Randomized Evaluation of Sedation Titration for Respiratory Failure clinical trial. SETTING: PICU. PATIENTS: Children who received greater than or equal to 5 days of sedation during mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure...
August 4, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
James Buchan
We have a natural experiment emerging, with different UK countries looking at different approaches to NHS nurse staffing. For example, in June, Scotland first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland will enshrine the use of existing local nurse workforce planning tools in law. This was misrepresented in some media coverage as being about legislated staffing levels, but it actually legislates what was already common local practice: flexibility framed by tested workforce tools, underpinned by professional judgement...
August 10, 2016: Nursing Standard
(no author information available yet)
Hospitals in Wales will be legally obliged to implement safe nurse staffing levels from April 2018, the Welsh Assembly has announced.
August 10, 2016: Nursing Standard
Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
OBJECTIVE: To determine if sufficient nurse staffing reduced in-hospital fractures in acute care hospitals. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: The Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient (DPC) database from July 2010 to March 2014 linked with the Surveys for Medical Institutions. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine the association of inpatient nurse-to-occupied bed ratio (NBR) with in-hospital fractures. Multivariable logistic regression with generalized estimating equations was performed, adjusting for patient characteristics and hospital characteristics...
July 24, 2016: Health Services Research
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