Appropriate staffing ensures an effective match between the needs of the patient and family, and the knowledge, skills and abilities of the nurse. Because the condition of patients fluctuates constantly, flexible nurse staffing that goes beyond fixed nurse-to-patient ratios is imperative.
Inappropriate nurse staffing is a persistent and major barrier to delivering optimal patient care and one of the most dangerous threats to patient safety. Nurse staffing must be valued as an investment in patient safety and better outcomes, rather than an expense. Appropriate staffing is also essential to a healthy work environment.
The following NTI sessions address staffing issues; one session includes the topic of healthy work environments.
|Monday, 8-9:15 a.m.||“Using Our Voice and Big Data to Advocate for Appropriate Staffing” – also Thursday|
|1:45-2:45 p.m.||“Patient-Centered, Clinically Intelligent Staffing and Outcomes”|
|Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||“AACN Roundtable: Advancing Advocacy for Appropriate Staffing”|
|2:45-3:45 p.m.||“2018 AACN Critical Care Nurse Work Environment Survey: Results and Next Steps” – also Wednesday|
|Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||“Using Science and Data to Improve the Art of Staffing”|
|2:45-3:45 p.m.||“2018 AACN Critical Care Nurse Work Environment Survey: Results and Next Steps”|
|Thursday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.||“Using Our Voice and Big Data to Advocate for Appropriate Staffing”|