The strains on the healthcare field can eventually lead to physical,mental and emotional exhaustion also known as burnout. As caretakers,educators,and lifelines, nurses are responsible for the many roles they carry as they continue to give care to patients day in and day out. One of the most common reasons nurses are stressed is the patient to nurse ratio. For instance, a nurse may be taking care of 6 patients when he or she should only be taking care of 4.
Risk for Infection Next, by implementing the VAP bundle, it did help to prevent further decline. All aspects of the bundle should be continued; the Heparin, sequential compression devices, oral care, Pepcid, and all other bundle activities. Having the head of the bed up was essential to prevent VAP, but it did end up making her body move to the foot of the bed. Pillows were used to help keep her further up and off the side of the bed.
A healthcare system should include an interprofessional team that works well together. If everyone in the interprofessional team is not cooperative or passionate about building the group, this may impact a patient’s outcome. The goal of an interprofessional team within a healthcare system is to provide the finest quality of care for their patients. If one or multiple cannot put the effort to work with others, the intended result may be corrupt. It is vital for healthcare interprofessional teams to function as a whole to provide the greatest result.
Reasons for safe staffing ratios From the early beginnings of nursing to present day, safe nurse staffing ratios have been a heated debate. High patient to nurse ratios have been the norm for over a century throughout the United States. As time went on nursing care, technology, cost containments and patient acuity changed drastically further fueling the need for safer staffing levels. Safety in numbers has been the battle cry of nurses across the United States since the 1990’s when cost containment strategies changed the way hospitals managed costs by regulating patient admissions, lengths of stays, patient acuity and training requirements for patient care.
Relationship between staff nurses and nurse managers are particularly important when examining stress and burnout. Numeric rating from a survey of 1,780 RNs indicated that supervisor support and quality of supervision were lowest for nurse managers. 53 handwritten comments from 509 (28.6 percent) of the RNs clarified these ratings by nothing the following problems: (a) inadequate unit leadership and the frequent turnover of nurse mangers, (b) insufficient physical presence of the supervisor on the unit, (c) failure to address problem – too much sweeping them aside or not even being they exit, and (d) modest awareness of numerous staffing issues. Despite lacking absolute clarity , there is a body of research addressing work stress that spans
Very few studies have been documented in India regarding the workplace stress and coping strategies used by nurses. Stress and coping has been extensively researched internationally, those findings may not be very relevant to nurses in India. Owing to the facts such as their standards, services offered at the international hospital settings and provision of health services are different to those in India, it might not be appropriate to use the results of previous international studies to explain stress and coping among Indian nurses. The following studies are reviewed from Indian context. Bhatia, Kishore, Anand and Jiloha (2010) conducted a cross- sectional study among 87 nurses working in two of the tertiary care teaching hospitals of Central
Overtime and marital strain Table 11 revealed that marital strain was not dependent on the duration of overtime spent at the hospitals. The reason may be that overtime was not the problem on regular basis. It depends upon the emergencies occurred at the hospital. The need of professional, skilled nurses will increase as the population ages while the shortage of nurses is the reality already. Nurses are stressed further by inconvenient working hours like extensive working hours, weekend work, evening and night-time work, insufficient breaks during working shift, and even having to take on two jobs in order to make reasonable pay.
As one can suspect there are many dangers for nursing working long shifts both for the patient and nurse alike. Studies are finding that one common issue with long shifts is that nurses get very little sleep. In a study by the University of Baltimore, MD it was found that on average nurses got 5.5 hours of sleep between 12 hour shifts (News Medical, 2010). These short amounts of sleep coupled with long shift lengths leaves nurses more susceptible to making errors on the job which can affect themselves and most definitely their patients. Sleep-deprived, overworked employees experience lapses in attention and fatigue during their shifts.
Introduction: For the success of the organization or health facility, cohesion between the employees and smooth running of day to day duties is essential. Nurses, who form the largest percentage of employees in the health facility, should maintain mutually beneficial relationships with their publics both internal and external. The internal publics of a nurse include: doctors, other nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, laboratory personnel, casuals etc. whereas the external publics of a nurse include the clients or patients, family members or relatives and the community surrounding the health facility.