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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. But recruiting is not the only way to help mitigate staffing shortfalls.

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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? How do nurses ensure patient safety in the care setting?

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National Patient Safety Goals Depend on Good Communication

Relias

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. Use medicines safely.

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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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Nursing Leadership: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Relias

Key competencies and attributes of nurse leaders include the following: Understands the correlation between a strong team and high levels of patient quality and safety. Encourages feedback and works to solve problems related to patient care, patient safety, budget, and staffing.

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NHS is at breaking point and putting patients at high risk, bosses warn

The Guardian

Exclusive: Survey finds nine in 10 leaders say work pressures and lack of staff are unsustainable in England Patient safety in the NHS in England is being put at “unacceptably high” risk, with severe staff shortages leaving hospitals, GP surgeries and A&E units struggling to cope with soaring demand, health chiefs have warned.