These periods in which nurses become overworked causes the decline of patient care from these nurses to decline dramatically and increase the probability of increased sickly patients. Nurses when given a big workloads and put onto the nurse it has caused the element and importance in a way of patient care to be put into a place where it is of less importance. And regulations, must be updated that is in place to protect the patients optimal opportunity towards a greater quality caregiving towards the patients (Clarke para
This is better because only having professional judgment is not enough, but if they changed it with set rules and protocols then everyone must abide by them. Another quality improvement is decreasing nurse to patient ratio (Izumi, 2012). This is important because a nurse can only render care to so many patients. If a nurse had more than what she can provide care, then he/she would be burnt out. A last one would be expanding admissions to nursing schools to increase the workforce.
As a result, it will enable nurses not only to ensure safety, health and well-being of their client or patients but also themselves. UNIDSR (2009) defined disaster as a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected
Patient education, tele-medicine, expanding urgent care and primary care hours, urgent care departments, and co-pays in combination could help curb the number of non-emergent visits. Overuse of the emergency department causes overcrowding, ambulance diversion, long waiting times, frustrated staff, and cost inflation. These impacts are caused by inconvenient urgent care clinic and primary care office hours, quick results, emergency department referrals from urgent care clinics and primary care providers, EMTALA, and finally lack of co-pay. If the number of emergency department visits are decreased, staff can focus on caring for those who have life threatening conditions, and could result in cost savings for the entire healthcare
Bae, et.al, (2009), Grant & Swanson (2006) and, Jones (2004) argued that turnover not only cost financially, but the quality of care also compromises. Aiken, et.al, (2002 & 2010); McGillis Hall et al. (2004) suggests that nursing turnover is directly related with the quality care of patient, if the nursing staff to patient ratio decrease the events such as medication errors, infections, and mortality rate will also be increased. Minore et.al,(2005) believed that nursing turnover have negative effects on patients treatment and follow-ups, families have to carry extra burdens of caregiving as reported by Canadian research iv. Job satisfaction: Hunt (2008) and Strachota, et.al, (2003) states that, "Probability of nursing turnover increases with increase in workload and job tension, with a decrease of job satisfaction as well".Coomber&Barrib (2006) states that, "Reduction in workplace stress will improve the nursing turnover ratio".
Nurse and doctors both are important part of a hospital and there occupation is full of stress despite of different level of employment (Scott, 2013). Stress is classified as a precursor or stimulus in response to certain situations, interactions and harsh behaviors. It can also be defined as psychological behavior of a person in response to the environmental condition risking his or her life in danger. In hospital setup, there are certain issues relating to patients, long work hours, misinterpretations, shortage of medications and shortage of instruments that create stress for doctors and nurses. Such events predispose the stress factor and can be threating.
Using SWOT analysis, the “Strength” would be to motivate and engage registered nurses who are supportive of the management and leadership of the nurse managers. Using eIMR has the potential of reducing healthcare cost and medication error; which can enhance patient safety (Spratt and Dickson, 2088). It can also promote positive attitude of nurses towards computerisation (Kipturgo et al., 2014). “Weakness” in SWOT analysis would be the time and resources required to train the nursing staff in using the eIMR system. Extra budget is needed for training the nursing staff and a new IT support teams is needed for the new system.
Although, if the conflict is not properly addressed, the avoidance behavior will create added stress on the nurse and potentially place the patient(s) at harm (Johansen, 2012). The Joint Commission published a Sentinel Event Alert in 2008, alerting the healthcare community that poor communication, ineffective teamwork, and poor management skills are top contributors to sentinel events (Joint Commission,
Distractions can also play a major role in contributing to such errors as that can put the client at risk of receiving the wrong medication (Cloete, 2015). The article suggests implementing ways that will allow nurses to stop making medication errors. By having strategies in place to stop interruptions, it will allow nurses to have the time to properly calculate and make sure that the right client is getting their medication at the right time, is the right dose and route (Cloete, 2015). These are important steps in the right direction to hopefully eliminate the
Theoretical Framework on Violence in the Workplace Violence can be experienced by many different people in different situations in health care. In the healthcare world, nurses are one of the most exposed groups to workplace violence in the world. Circumstances that lead patients to the hospital can be very stressful which can lead to anxiety, agitation, depression. Through using the theoretical framework developed by Ida Jean Orlando, workplace violence can be viewed and applied to address or even prevent violence experienced by nurses possibly. Violence has been a long-standing issue in the workplace.