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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155533
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Integrative Synthesis of Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety
Abstract:
An Integrative Synthesis of Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Davidson, Janet M., BScN, MHSA
P.I. Institution Name:Vancouver Coastal Health
Title:Chief Operating Officer
Co-Authors:Amy McCutcheon, RN, PhD; Maura MacPhee, RN, PhD
BackgroundA research team consisting of nursing researchers and decision-makers (administrators, policy makers), conducted an integrative synthesis on nurse staffing and patient safety.MethodsThe specific research questions were: a) Do nurse staffing decisions make a difference to patient safety? How do they make a difference and why? b) What contextual factors have been found to show an effect on nurse staffing and/or patient safety?  c) What examples best demonstrate the implementation and/or evaluation of staffing decisions?  A nurse staffing evaluation framework from The Canadian Nurses? Association guided the literature review and synthesis. Findings and ImplicationsCritical factors were identified from within three variable groupings (nursing staff, patient population, the work environment) that contribute to patient safety. The effects of nurse staffing on specific patient, staff and system outcomes were described. Integrative syntheses enable researchers to distill large bodies of literature from diverse sources and make recommendations to decision makers as they need it. This research synthesis produced specific recommendations that: addresses patient-staff ratio, and organizational factors that influenced safe, effective care delivery. This synthesis will serve as a foundation for policy decisions and continued research to support professional practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Integrative Synthesis of Nurse Staffing and Patient Safetyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155533-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Integrative Synthesis of Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Davidson, Janet M., BScN, MHSA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Vancouver Coastal Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chief Operating Officer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">janet.davidson@vch.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Amy McCutcheon, RN, PhD; Maura MacPhee, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BackgroundA research team consisting of nursing researchers and decision-makers (administrators, policy makers), conducted an integrative synthesis on nurse staffing and patient safety.MethodsThe specific research questions were: a) Do nurse staffing decisions make a difference to patient safety? How do they make a difference and why? b) What contextual factors have been found to show an effect on nurse staffing and/or patient safety?&nbsp; c) What examples best demonstrate the implementation and/or evaluation of staffing decisions?&nbsp; A nurse staffing evaluation framework from The Canadian Nurses? Association guided the literature review and synthesis. Findings and ImplicationsCritical factors were identified from within three variable groupings (nursing staff, patient population, the work environment) that contribute to patient safety. The effects of nurse staffing on specific patient, staff and system outcomes were described.&nbsp;Integrative syntheses enable researchers to distill large bodies of literature from diverse sources and make recommendations to decision makers as they need it. This research synthesis produced specific recommendations that: addresses patient-staff ratio, and organizational factors that&nbsp;influenced safe, effective care delivery. This synthesis will serve as a foundation for policy decisions and continued research to support professional practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:55:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:55:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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