Search Tag: staffing

ICU Management

2020 13 Jan

Staffing. Burnout. Retention. Quality. You don’t often speak to direct care nurses or nurse managers about their units without these common themes emerging. They’re all elements associated with the health of the nursing work environment — a topic that the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has been studying for over a decade. ... Read more

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What is the Optimal Patient-Intensivist Ratio?

2017 24 Jan

A retrospective cohort study of 49,686 adults admitted to 94 ICUs in the UK between 2010 and 2013 found that a patient-intensivist ratio less than or greater than 7.5 was associated with higher hospital and ICU mortality. The study, by Hayley Gershengorn, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and colleagues was the first multicentre study to assess... Read more

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Standards for Healthy Critical Care Work Environments Updated

2016 28 Mar

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has announced the publication of the 2nd edition of its Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments . The standards, first published in 2005, identified previously discounted systemic behaviours that can result in unsafe conditions, and focus on the human factor. The Association... Read more

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Study Provides Guidance for ICU Staffing

2015 01 May

The findings of a new study examining the ratio of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to patients may help hospital administrators better determine appropriate staffing levels in intensive care units (ICUs). Published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) , “Patient-to-Provider Ratios for Nurse Practitioners and Physician... Read more