For 21 consecutive years, the American public has ranked nurses as the number one profession with the highest honesty and ethics values, according to the latest Gallup poll released Jan. 10, 2023. Amanda Bettencourt, PhD, APRN, CCRN-K, ACCNS-P, president of the American Association…
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Registration Opens for Premier Critical Care Nursing Conference
Registration is now open for AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), to be held in Philadelphia, May 22-24, 2023. The NTI experience will address nearly 50 clinical and professional development topics and include the largest and most comprehensive trade show expressly for progressive and critical care nurses.
Safe Nurse Staffing Standards in Hospitals Saves Lives and Lowers Costs
A new study published in The Lancet Global Health showed that establishing safe nurse staffing standards in hospitals in Chile could save lives, prevent readmissions, shorten hospital stays, and reduce costs.
New York State’s Hospital Nurse Staffing Legislation Predicted to Save Lives and Money
According to a new study published in Medical Care, improving hospital nurse staffing as proposed in pending legislation in New York state would likely save lives. The cost of improving nurse staffing would be offset by savings achieved by reducing hospital readmissions and length of hospital stays.
Improving Hospital Nurse Staffing Is Associated with Fewer Deaths from Sepsis
According to a new study published in American Journal of Infection Control, improving nurse staffing as proposed in pending legislation in New York state would likely save lives of sepsis patients and save money by reducing the length of hospital stays.
Labor Expert: “Burned Out and Overstretched” Nurses Striking for Safe Staffing
Close to 800 nurses at St. Mary Medical Center in Bucks County, Pennsylvania are planning to strike Tuesday and Wednesday to demand safe staffing levels. Rebecca Kolins Givan, an associate professor in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations,…
Consistent Nursing Care After Childbirth Boosts Breastfeeding Rates
New parents who receive attentive, supportive nursing care during labor and immediately after childbirth are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their newborn when leaving the hospital, finds a study published in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.
Massachusetts Study Examines Relationships Between Staffing, Sepsis Rates
Sepsis rates at a sample of Massachusetts hospitals were significantly lower with increased nurse staffing and intensivist hours, according to new research published in the October issue of Critical Care Nurse.
Wide Variation Across Hospitals in Nurse Staffing Is Threat to Public’s Health
According to a new study published today in BMJ Quality & Safety, many hospitals in New York and Illinois were understaffed right before the first surge of critically ill Covid-19 patients. The study, “Chronic Hospital Nurse Understaffing Meets Covid-19,” documented staffing ratios that varied from 3 to 10 patients for each nurse on general adult medical and surgical units. ICU nurse staffing was better but also varied significantly across hospitals.