RE: Discussion – Week 8

Please create a response to my classmates/Instructor posting that I will list below.

APA format*** 2 paragraphs for each of the responses below***at least 4-5 sentences each paragraph***2 References**

My Classmates posting was:

Appropriately staffed floors appear to be a reoccurring topic, and one that I feel very strongly about; nurse to patient ratio and appropriate staffing is essential to not only the nurse’s ability to properly care for patients but also nurse job satisfaction. Psychiatric nurses play a critical role to ensure the quality, safety, and recovery of mental health patients in hospital settings. Safe staffing may vary depending upon a multitude of variables that need to be evaluated based on patient safety (Clarke & Donaldson, 2008). One problem that I seem to run into time and time again is when a nurse calls out for whatever reason it seems to be an impossible task to find another nurse to replace her.

Clarke, S., & Donaldson, N. (2008). Nurse staffing and patient care quality and safety. In Hughes, R. G. (Ed.). Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses (AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043, Chapter 25). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nurseshdbk/

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