Monday, April 15, 2013

Nurses Are Concerned that Patient Safety Programs Aren't Up to Par

An online survey commissioned by by the American Nurses Association finds only two in five hospital nurses in the United States, United Kingdom and China describe their hospitals as "safe."  While more than nine in ten nurses report their hospitals have safety programs, more than two in five don't believe the programs are effective. This is particularly dismaying in light of numerous efforts to improve hospital safety.

The survey is covered on the Human Capital Blog.

Also from Human Capital is a story on INQRI's contributions to interdisciplinary research into nursing as documented in Medical Care's special supplement, in the current issue of Sharing Nursing's Knowledge, out today. The story also highlights a study published in JAMA Pediatrics by Eileen Lake and Jeannette Rogowski on the impact of nurse staffing levels in neonatal intensive care units on patient outcomes.

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