Disparity between planned staffing and required staffing often requires supplemental staffing and overtime.
In addition, many states are now mandating staffing committees to demonstrate effective staff planning.
However, little is known about patient perceptions of these tools in regards to their hospital experience.
Qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 14 adult medical/surgical inpatients in one mid-sized, community hospital, following hospital discharge.
Despite the high labor costs associated with direct and continuous observation, this intervention is routinely deployed by frontline care teams in an effort to preserve patients from harm, particularly from accidental falls.
This reality creates an opportunity where significant budget savings can be achieved by supplanting the use of patient care sitters with more effective fall prevention strategies.This quality improvement (QI) project implemented a non-psychiatric sitter reduction and fall prevention initiative in two high volume adult acute care ...Changes in reimbursement make it imperative for nurse managers to develop tools and methods to assist them to stay within budget.The unique nature of the facility compared to the smaller, health care centers within the DPH network necessitated development of a customized training and onboarding program for new employees.It was not possible to duplicate an existing training program.Nurse Managers have the unenviable responsibility of ensuring that nursing staff are engaged and perform their duties to the best of their abilities.Maintaining an environment conducive to maximizing nurses' potentials resulting in retention may be a by-product of an effective leadership style.The purpose of this study was to determine whether nurse managers' leadership styles have an impact on nurses' intent to turnover.Nurse Managers with more than one year of management experience were asked to complete the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X).The purpose of this EBP project was to (a) implement a patient acuity tool in the hospital unit, (b) assess its effectiveness in appropriating nursing shift assignments, and (c) evaluate its effect on nursing job satisfaction.The Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Model was used as a guide to facilitate the transition of the best evidence into practice. Quantitative evidence links patient satisfaction scores to the use of communication strategies such as AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank you) and Hourly Rounding.