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The Nursing Shortage and Patient Safety

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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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Enhancing Patient Safety in Nursing: Strategies and Practices

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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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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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National Patient Safety Goals Depend on Good Communication

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Patient Safety Awareness Week, sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement , is the perfect time to review the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. For 2023, its list of patient safety goals for hospitals includes the following: Identify patients correctly.

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

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­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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Older people unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals because of poor DoLS practice, warns CQC

Community Care

Older people are being unlawfully detained in mental health hospitals “in very many cases” because of poor practice around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), the Care Quality Commission has warned. It said the issue was exacerbated for people from black and minority groups living in deprived areas.