Research has focused on negative rather than the positive patient outcomes for the simple reason that adverse outcomes are more likely to be documented in the medical record. This is important evidence because it gives us conditions and results of what can happen if patients get lower quality care. Patients’ are not having enough time getting checked up by a nurse, and nurses would miss some diagnostics. Patients are getting sick because of the poor care they are receiving from nurses. The care patients can get is affected by a nurse shortage, “Nursing workload definitely affects the time that a nurse can allot to various tasks.
Nursing shortage is leading to a more stressful environment in hospitals because nurses are overworked, patients get lower quality care, and nurses should have better pay and benefits. Nursing shortage is a big problem, which causes many stressful conditions. “The nursing shortage affords opportunity, but there are consequences, too. Nurses often need to work long hours under stressful conditions, which can result in fatigue, injury, and job dissatisfaction. Nurses suffering in these environments are more prone to making mistakes and medical errors.
The nursing shortage increases opportunity, but with opportunity, comes with some consequences. Job dissatisfaction can result in exhaustion, and injury if nurses work long hours in their stressful working conditions. Nurses would be more prone to making mistakes and errors in these environments. The patients can suffer from low quality care. This shows how stressed nurses are from being overworked.
According to Julia Wood (2004), “communication is a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. However, Sheppard (1993) suggests that, in the nurse–patient relationship, communication involves more than the transmission of information; it also involves transmitting feelings, recognizing these feelings and letting the patient know that their feelings have been recognized (M, 1993)”. It is a two way process. The patient conveys their fears and concerns to their nurse and helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis. An excellent communication skill between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient.
This occurs when nurses provide care to more than the assigned patients, thus increasing patient workload. It affects the patient’s quality of care, increasing the risk for NSOs and other patient complications. Not only are patient outcomes affected, but nurses are experiencing increased burnout and fatigue. A safe nurse is necessary when providing care to ensure a safe and stable patient outcome. These concerns can be preventable by implementing and assigning the necessary tools to minimize effects on nurses and patient
Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected. Nurses, who are willing to help other coworkers, and patients, are seen as someone who can be trusted. In order to have a good teamwork in the clinical setting, each nurse must get rid of the selfishness less attitude. For example, on the clinical setting, if the nurse does his task on downtime and sees other nurse needs help, he or she has to step up and help the nurse who needs help. This is the kind of approach that shows a nurse is a team
If they fail to recognize and address sleep deprivation as a serious health issue, nursing shortage will be more acute. Nurse managers/matron has a responsibility to formulate strategies to assist those who find it difficult to work at night. For shift worker (nurses), the research enforces the importance of family support and family involvement in moderating shift work’s potentially negative effects. Strategies are needed to assist nurses to promote sleep health within the complex context of their own sleep needs, organizational demands, and domestic responsibilities. Education in stress recognition and reduction techniques is helpful.
(Moss, Good, Gozal, Kleinpell, & Sessler., 2016). Organizational and environment factors such as excessive workload, staffing shortage, lack of empowerment lead to burnout which compromise nurse’s ability to provide high quality care. ( McHugh, Kutney, Cimiotti, Sloane, & Aiken., 2011). Burnout ,quality of care and patients outcome Different studies have explained the relation between burnout syndrome, stress in work environment ,and patients satisfaction which assessed the quality of nursing care provided, the high quality care the more patient satisfaction. ( You, Aiken, Sloane, Liu, He, Hu,& et
If there are no expanded roles, they will oftentimes move to new settings. "To avoid this problem. Some personal reasons nurses have for leaving a position are unavoidable, but there are some things hospitals can do to make sure their nurses are content. For instance, hospitals can try to prevent compassion fatigue by making sure nurses are not working with high-risk, extremely sick patients on every shift, every day. Steering clear of these three main drivers of nurse turnover will help hospitals keep nurses long-term, ultimately saving money and keeping quality and patient satisfaction
Drug Reaction Drug reaction is caused when the patient is given a wrong medicine. Drug reactions can cause permanent damage to the immunity system of the patient. Wrong drug may be a result of wrong diagnosis or recklessness in writing the names of medicines. Infections A patient may suffer from infections if surgeries or treatments are performed under unhygienic conditions. Infections occur due to exposure of wounds to bacteria in the atmosphere.