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Followup_New_Millennium

Followup_New_Millennium - September 8 2010 TO Faculty FROM...

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September 8, 2010 TO: Faculty FROM: Phyllis RE: Follow up to Presentation, January 29, 2004 For those who attended the Sigma program on January 29, “Nursing in the New Millennium,” I wanted to clarify a statement made by BJ Barteleson in the webcasted presentation on Transformational Leadership. She said, I think the words were something like, “there is no evidence which demonstrates a relationship between nursing ratios and patient outcomes.” Actually that is the case right now with our California CalNOC Data. In an article by Diane Storer Brown, Nancy Donaldson, Carolyn Aydin, & Nancy Carlson (2001) Hospital nursing benchmarks: The California Nursing Outcomes Coalition Project, Journal for Healthcare Quality, 23 (4), 22 -27, they describe the project, data collection and the use of the data for benchmarking and a major need to clarify definitions, variables and to pursue more data collection and analysis. In another article which appeared in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Second quarter 2001 by Bolton, Jones, Aydin, Donaldson, Brown, Lowe, McFarland & Harms, “A response to California’s mandated nursing ratios,” the findings described nursing staff mix and hours of care in 257 units in 38 acute care California hospitals looking at patient falls, and pressure ulcer prevalence. In the research question related to staffing ratios and outcomes a wide variation in structure and outcomes was found. For example, in
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