Efforts to create state-level nursing workforce data systems are frequently hindered by organizational, analytical and funding challenges. This series of three briefs identifies strategies nursing stakeholders can engage in to convince stakeholders of the need and justification for a system; identifies strategies to address common logistical obstacles; and suggests mechanisms to enhance the collection of robust data to inform nursing workforce policy decisions.
The purpose of this research brief is to develop and test the effectiveness of a web-based fall prevention tool kit (FPTK) in four acute care hospitals.
This research brief examines the relationship between the use of supplemental nurses and outcomes of hospitalized adults.
The purpose of this research brief is to test the effects of a nurse-led quality collaborative approach to implementing evidence-based heart failure (HF) care on HF core measures, and to examine factors that contributed differences in patient outcomes.
This research brief identifies and assesses the impact of nurse staffing levels on the quality of patient care.
The purpose of this research brief is to determine the relationships between unit-level nurse staffing, quality of discharge teaching, readiness for hospital discharge, and rates of emergency department (ED) visits and re-hospitalizations in the first 30 days after hospital discharge; and to estimate the cost-benefit of investing in nurse staffing to improve patient outcomes.
Linking Processes of Nursing Care and Patient Safety Outcomes: An Analysis of the Cause and Effects of Safe Practices
This research brief identifies hospital characteristics that facilitate adoption of evidenced-based practices to improve patient safety.
The purpse of this research brief is to increase our understanding of how nurses’ health problems reduce productivity, especially problems such as musculoskeletal pain and/or depression; and explore the impact of this reduced “nurse presenteeism” on the quality of nursing care, patient safety, and health care costs.
Impact of Medical Surgical Acute Care Microsystem Nurse Characteristics and Practices on Patient Outcomes
This research brief develops a model to understand the effects of nurse workload, staff nurse characteristics, and selected nursing risk assessment and processes of care on patient outcomes.