Tag: "staffing" at medical news
Child health teacher numbers at worrying levels
...evene and Olver [authors] present alarming data on staffing
changes in UK academic paediatrics.'...
Access to mammography may worsen
...ogy. "If we do not address the issues causing the staffing
shortage, more facilities will close and screening...ation May Get Worse The researchers reported that staffing
shortages could have significant clinical implications in the early detection of breast cancer. With...
New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa
... target resources to identify and address critical staffing
shortages or employee training needs. Provide expertise in malaria control to ensure that malaria control programs are as efficient and effective as possible. Support Zambia with monitoring and evaluating the health and economic impact of controlli...
Researchers link nursing injuries to staffing levels
...ental Health. The researchers examined injury and staffing
data for three U.S. states: Maryland, West Virgini...erform more efficiently, changes have led to lower staffing
and higher patient loads, which lead to worker injury." The researchers controlled the data to exami...
Massachusetts second state to consider nurse staffing ratios; experts to appear at public hearing
...tion to seriously consider mandatory minimum nurse staffing
ratios. California enacted such requirements in Ja...r of MHPF, will share the latest findings on nurse staffing
research before the Committee on Public Health on Wednesday, July 13, Massachusetts State House, Roo...
University of Newcastle upon Tyne to lead UK Stroke Research Network
...search, including responding to organisational and staffing
changes in the NHS; facilitating greater expenditure on stroke research; increasing the number of multi-centre stroke rehabilitation trials and the number of trials which link directly to primary care; encouraging greater collaboration with the pharm...
New study examines impact of nurse-patient ratios law
... of legislation to regulate hospital nurse-patient staffing
ratios and its impact on patient safety and qualit...urnal Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice , nurse staffing
levels have increased significantly in California hospitals following implementation of that state's...
Healthcare workers who don't have flu injections could be risking patients' lives
...ationwide, could have a significant impact on ward staffing
issues during the busy winter months when the incidence of flu is greatest."...
Changing patient profile signals rising emergency care waits for seriously ill patients
... 1993 to 205 minutes in 2003, despite increases in staffing
levels. Overall, the percentage of patients seeing a healthcare professional within an hour of arrival fell by around 20% over the 10 years. The authors point out that the results suggest an additional 9000 patients a year are being admitted to hospi...
Nursing Resource Teams can recruit and retain nurses
... University study says. Over the past decade nurse staffing
has been a challenge for hospitals. One response h..., and leaving nursing teams short-staffed. Limited staffing
capacity created stress for nursing staff who felt overworked and under-supported. Resource manageme...
Streamlining treatment of heart attack patients
...and treatment decisions, transporting patients and staffing
UK liver services need urgent improvement
...oad, asks the author? He conducted a survey on the staffing
and facilities of liver centres at 28 English hospitals. Relatively few were able to provide a full range of liver services and there were serious shortages of staff at all levels. Lack of dedicated beds was one of the most common problems, while wai...
Healthgrades study: New hospital ratings show wide 'quality chasm'
...e in critically ill patients, called intensivists, staffing
intensive care units (ICUs). The annual HealthGrad...ve higher volumes and higher rates of intensivists staffing
ICUs associated with three severe illnesses. Higher volumes are associated with better outcomes for ...
UC San Francisco's Harrington wins GSA's 2005 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award
... inpact on long-term care policies. Her studies on staffing
served as the basis for a recent investigation of ...fforts led to budget legislation on higher minimum staffing
standards and salary increases for California nursing home staff....
Mortality among very low-birthweight infants higher at minority-serving hospitals
...y, such as financial status, physician and nursing staffing
and other hospital characteristics. AUTHORS: Other researchers on this study in addition to Morales are Douglas Staiger of Dartmouth College and the National Bureau of Economic Research; Jeffrey D. Horbar of the University of Vermont and the Vermo...
Making the most of our precious nursing resources
...dCare system can immediately identify the required staffing
arrangements". Dr Plummer said the introduction of nurse patient ratios to Victoria had allowed nurses to regain confidence and control over their working conditions and that this had resulted in a stabilisation of the Victorian public hospital syste...
Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals
...ality and contain costs. For hospitals where nurse staffing
is low, this study makes an unequivocal business case for using more RNs in nurse staffing
and a strong case based on value to patients for increasing the hours of nursing care," says author ...
Emergency angioplasty patients do best at hospitals where it's the 'default' treatment
...ing emergency angioplasties, and the protocols and staffing
that come out of that commitment, appear to be key...s to institute emergency angioplasty protocols and staffing
for around-the-clock care. Nallamothu notes that public policy can also play a role such as the st...
Rutgers College of Nursing professor to study N.J. nurses' work environment
...f New Jersey nurses to explore the impact of nurse staffing
levels and work environment on patient outcomes. ... 14-page survey covers topics including work load, staffing
levels and the number of hours they worked. "Currently, the New Jersey State Board of Nursing knows...
Lack of specialist training for nurses is failing adolescent cancer patients
.... It is unclear whether this is due to inadequate staffing
levels or simply an avoidance strategy. However, there is evidence to suggest that staff within adult environments have insufficient understanding on strategies of care that meet the psychosocial needs of the adolescent patient, including failure to...
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