The daily relationships between staffing, safety perceptions and personality in hospital nursing: a longitudinal on-line diary study

March 23, 2016

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies 59 pp. 27–37

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Date of publication: March 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The association between poor staffing conditions and negative patient safety consequences is well established within hospital nursing. However, many studies have been limited to nurse population level associations, and have used routine data to examine relationships. As a result, it is less clear how these relationships might be manifested at the individual nurse level on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, personality may have direct and moderating roles in terms of work environment and patient safety associations, but limited research has explored personality in this context.

The findings elucidate the potential mechanisms by which patient safety risks arise within hospital nursing, and suggest that nurses may not respond to staffing conditions in the same way, dependent upon personality. Further understanding of these relationships will enable staff to be supported in terms of work environment conditions on an individual basis.

Length of publication:  11 pages

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Registered nurse, healthcare support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital trusts: a cross-sectional study

February 24, 2016

Source:  BMJ Open 6/e008751 pp. 1-7

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  To examine associations between mortality and registered nurse (RN) staffing in English hospital trusts taking account of medical and healthcare support worker (HCSW) staffing.

Ward-based RN staffing is significantly associated with reduced mortality for medical patients. There is little evidence for beneficial associations with HCSW staffing. Higher doctor staffing levels is associated with reduced mortality. The estimated association between RN staffing and mortality changes when medical and HCSW staffing is considered and depending on whether ward or trust wide staffing levels are considered.

Length of publication:  7 pages


Errors in the management of cardiac arrests: An observational study of patient safety incidents in England

January 28, 2015

Source:  Resuscitation 85/12 pp.1759–1763

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Date of publication:  December 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to gain a better understanding of the types of error that occur during the management of cardiac arrests that lead to a death. The reviewers identified a main shortfall in the management of each cardiac arrest and this resulted in 12 different factors being documented. These were then grouped into four themes: miscommunication involving crash number, shortfalls in staff attending the arrest, equipment deficits, and poor application of knowledge and skills. No firm conclusion could be drawn about how many deaths would have been averted if the emergency had been managed to a high standard.

Length of Publication:  5 pages

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‘How Safe is my Hospital’ site launched

July 30, 2014

Source:  EHealth Insider

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Date of publication:  June 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:   This news reports on a new section on NHS Choices which will include Trust compliance on ward staffing, incident reporting, pressure ulcers, falls and patient safety. The Department of Health has launched the site, which will enable the public to compare hospitals in England based on a number of safety indicators. The launch is part of the ‘Sign up to Safety’ campaign that aims to save up to 6000 lives over the next three years. The trusts will be ranked according to how openly they are reporting and will be rated as ‘good’, ‘acceptable’ or ‘poor’. As part of the campaign, Jeremy Hunt has also launched a new Safety Action for England team, made of senior clinicians, managers and patients.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Nurse staffing effects on patient outcomes: safety-net and non safety-net

June 28, 2011

Source: Medical care Vol49, Issue 4, p406-414

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the levels of nurse staffing, and whether greater levels of nursing staff available increase patient safety.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: HMIC


Increasing nurse staffing levels in Belgian cardiac surgery centres: a cost-effective patient safety intervention?

August 28, 2010

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(6) pp. 1291-6

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article reports on research conducted in Belgium into the cost-effectiveness of increasing nurse staffing for cardiac surgery by comparing this with other interventions

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgements: BNI