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Could we learn something from the US about nursing excellence?


I was saddened when I read some of the commentary offered above because it seems to suggest that Directors of Nursing and CNOs want different things from Nurses in practice. Far from being interested in ticking boxes to look good (who has the time?), my reality is that we all want the same things; greater nursing empowerment to effect having the right RN to patient ratios, significant reductions in falls, pressure ulcers, hospital acquired infections, better pain management for patents etc. Failure to tackle these issues of course, adds cost into an already cost-constrained the system related to amongst sickness-absence of fatigued and over-worked staff and increased lengths of stay due to pressure ulcers, UTIs, falls and other untoward incidents. Magnet accreditation does not have to be everyone's aspiration but using best practices to improve patient care, certainly must be.

Posted date

10 May, 2017

Posted time

8:39 am


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