This bundle includes the following guidelines:
- Nurse Retention
- Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes
Nurse Retention [HERE]
Nurses spend much time taking care of the needs of their patients while their own needs are often neglected. Increases in patient acuity and understaffing have increased the amount of work in nursing units leaving little or no time to attend to nurses’ needs. Staff morale is not usually a high priority until a crisis occurs, such as nurses start to leave their job and/or the nursing profession altogether. Nursing shortages, staff retention, and turnover have become the prime concern of the healthcare industry.
The purpose of this evidence-based practice guideline is to provide strategies for first-line nurse managers in various health care settings, to use in enhancing job satisfaction and decreasing turnover of staff nurses. The goal of this guideline is to summarize literature dealing with issues that first line nurse managers can address, beyond compensation issues that will assist in retaining experienced nurses. Written 2002; Revised 2010.
Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes [HERE]
Nursing homes with clinical consultation from advanced practice nurses show significantly higher levels of quality than nursing homes without clinical consultants. This administrative guideline is based on the premise that nursing homes use or will use a clinical consultant to enhance their quality of care and their quality improvement program.
The purpose of this evidence-based administrative guideline is to provide quality improvement knowledge and strategies for nursing homes. Nursing homes, including all departments, i.e. administration, nursing, social services, dietary, activities, housekeeping, laundry, finance, maintenance, and any other departments, can use this administrative guideline as a team to develop, define, implement, and evaluate their own quality improvement program. Interdisciplinary collaboration is part of a good quality improvement program and needs to incorporate not only nursing home providers but also patients and their families. Written 2003; Revised 2012.
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