Thank You Evidence An increase in a nurses workload by one patient increaseds

Thank you evidence an increase in a nurses workload

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Thank You Evidence An increase in a nurse’s workload by one patient increaseds the likelihood of [that patient] dying within 30 days of admission by 7% (Aiken et al, 2014 ) A 5% increase in nurse staffing can reduce pressure ulcers, air embolism and other healthcare associated infections and injuries by 15.8% Hospitals in California saw an $8.1 billion increase in a six year time span after improved staffing ratios were adopted. One patient in trauma emergency units (1:1) One patient in operating room units, provided that a minimum of 1 additional person serves as a scrub assistant (1:1) Two patients in critical care units, neonatal intensive care units, emergency critical care and intensive care units, labor and delivery, coronary care units, acute respiratory care units, post anesthesia units, and burn units (1:2) Three patients in pediatrics units, stepdown units, emergency departments, antepartum units, and combined labor/postpartum and telemetry units (1:3) Four patients in medical-surgical units, intermediate care nursery units, acute care psychiatric units, and other specialty care units (1:4) Five patients in rehabilitation units and skilled nursing units (1:5) Six patients in mother-baby units (3 couplets) units and well-baby
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