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The Nursing Shortage and Patient Safety

Relias

Because of these ongoing trends, healthcare organizations and the nursing community must work collaboratively to find ways to examine the link between the nursing shortage and patient safety. Patient safety is a fundamental goal of all health care. In some states, four patients per nurse is the maximum for emergency care.

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Police opens investigation into abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC

Community Care

Police have opened an investigation into abuse of patients at a mental health hospital uncovered by the BBC. Panorama filmed staff assaulting , inappropriately restraining and secluding and verbally abusing and humiliating patients at the Edenfield Centre run by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Enhancing Patient Safety in Nursing: Strategies and Practices

Relias

One of the most effective ways to reduce this number is by focusing on patient safety in nursing. For many hospitals, achieving better outcomes begins with the implementation of improved patient safety protocols. What is patient safety in nursing?

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Healthcare Workforce Safety: Nurse Safety and Patient Safety Go Hand in Hand

Relias

­Healthcare workforce safety depends on both nurse safety and patient safety. Patients depend on competent, compassionate care, physical security, and the satisfaction of knowing they’re well cared for. Conversely, inadequate staffing negatively impacts nurse safety and patient safety.

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Healthcare Workforce Safety: Nurse Safety and Patient Safety Go Hand in Hand

Relias

­Healthcare workforce safety depends on both nurse safety and patient safety. Patients depend on competent, compassionate care, physical security, and the satisfaction of knowing they’re well cared for. Conversely, inadequate staffing negatively impacts nurse safety and patient safety.

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Transforming Compliance: From Burden to Competitive Advantage

Relias

According to the American Hospital Association’s Regulatory Overload Report , health systems, hospitals, and post-acute care organizations spend about $39 billion annually to comply with up to 629 federal regulatory requirements (341 for hospitals and 288 for post-acute care).

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New Peripartum Depression Study Shows Gap Between Screening and Outcomes

Relias

Elise Valdes, PhD, is the primary author; I am maternal patient safety lead; and my colleague, Rola Aamar, PhD, is one of the leads in behavioral health at Relias. Our study examined results of a survey of both acute care and behavioral health team members who worked with pregnant and post-pregnant patients.