Dunedin nurses are being forced to ration care to patients because of a staffing crisis, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says. About 300 nurses attended a stop-work meeting this week with Southern District …
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Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) 4 Myths About Poverty Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) The supply of college graduates is also kept artificially low because the best private universities ration their available slots and the…
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A few weeks ago, I wrote an essay for the Wall Street Journal that mentioned how four hours of sleep loss produces as much impairment as consuming a six-pack of beer. Take a moment to think about the implications from this research.
Nurses we interviewed told us they average 4 hours of sleep before night shifts
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New Nurses’ Survey Reveals Bigger Workload and Less Patient Time
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Copyright 2014 by Virgo Publishing. http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/ By: Posted on: 02/07/2014
The nursing profession is changing, and the role RNs play at hospitals is expanding. And while most nurses are generally satisfied with their jobs, many have a negative outlook for the future, according to a new survey released by Jackson Healthcare, Care Logistics and Jackson Nurse Professionals.
Factors such as inadequate staff to cover the number of patients and the addition of peripheral duties and documentation for regulatory requirements are cited by large numbers of the 1,333 hospital-based registered nurses surveyed as inhibiting patient time. Even indirect care, such as patient care coordination, paperwork and documentation, take time away from patients’ bedsides. Nurses report these tasks can take between two and four hours of their workdays.
Teamwork and communication are extremely important as nurses become bigger players at hospitals. And most RNs surveyed rate these essentials as good or excellent. But a significant number of nurses — 30 percent — say they feel bullied at work, either by their superiors, peers or physicians. Additionally, an overwhelming majority — almost three-quarters of those surveyed — report feeling pressured to positively influence patient satisfaction surveys.
More than half the nurse respondents say the profession has changed for the worse. And job satisfaction has a direct bearing on a nurse’s outlook for the future of the profession. Of those who are dissatisfied with their roles, 75 percent say nursing has changed for the worse, compared with 39 percent of RNs who are satisfied with their jobs.
“Maintaining a positive workplace culture in our hospitals not only fosters better job satisfaction, it also can improve a nurse’s performance and subsequently, even enhance patient outcomes,” says Bob Schlotman, chief marketing officer of Jackson Healthcare.
The study was conducted online from September through October 2013. Invitations for the survey were emailed to 59,336 RNs, which included those who have been placed by Jackson Healthcare staffing companies and those who have not.
1,333 hospital-based RNs participated in the survey. Respondents were self-selected and represented each specialty and region of the U.S. The error range for this survey is +/- 2.7% at a 95% confidence level.
Source: Jackson Healthcare
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In a private healthcare system in the United States, two thirds of people diagnosed with HIV missed at least one visit during their first year of care, and missing visits raised the risk of death 71 percent (Post Edited: Missed visits common in early…
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This letter speaks for itself. I could feel the nurse’s frustration and sadness over Missed Care. What are your thoughts?
This semester in the undergraduate nursing research class here at TWU we will be learning research methods by answering the question, “Should immunizations be mandatory?” Students will read research findings related to immunization effectiveness, side effects, and the social, economic, and ethical issues surrounding the question.
We would love to hear from you about research on the topic and your own experiences and attitudes toward immunizations.