Search Tag: staffing

Health Management

Brexit’s Brutal Blow to the NHS

2016 25 Aug

“I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry.”   It’s 8am. Two junior doctors, one English, the other Italian, embrace in tears on the steps outside their hospital. We’ve saved lives together, lost patients together, run cardiac arrests, sought to comfort grieving families, seen patients make miraculous recoveries, witnessed death at its most unforgiving and ugly... Read more

ICU Management

Standards for Healthy Critical Care Work Environments Updated

2016 28 Mar

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has announced the publication of the 2nd edition of its Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments. The standards, first published in 2005, identified previously discounted systemic behaviours that can result in unsafe conditions, and focus on the human factor. The Association... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Year Ahead: Staffing Trends

2016 17 Jan

The healthcare industry is expected to boom in the years to come with a projected growth rate of 26.5 percent from 2012-2022. Patricia Pittman, PhD, codirector of the GW Health Workforce Institute at George Washington University and associate professor of health policy and management points out that by 2022, one in eight jobs in the US will be in the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Creating an Effective Workforce

2015 17 Jul

Amidst changing trends in patient care delivery, it behooves healthcare providers to improve quality while also containing costs. A hospital's workforce is a key consideration in quality and cost analysis, so it's essential to have the proper mix of core and contingent staffing for more efficient work flow.Nurses and other healthcare professionals are... Read more

ICU Management

Study Provides Guidance for ICU Staffing

2015 01 May

The findings of a new study examining the ratio of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to patients may help hospital administrators better determine appropriate staffing levels in intensive care units (ICUs). Published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC), “Patient-to-Provider Ratios for Nurse Practitioners and Physician... Read more


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