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NICU Study Shows Subjective Workload Affects Quality of Care

Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
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From the Ohio State University...NICU Study Shows Subjective Workload Affects Quality of Care

https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/nurse-stressors-its-not-just-patient-volume-and-acuity

A study examines 'subjective workload' among NICU nurses, and finds a number of perceived stressors that take time away from essential care and could lead to sub-optimal outcomes.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

Mental pressures and time constraints affect care quality as much as patient volume and acuity.

Researchers saw little connection between the severity of patients' health status and missed care.

Findings suggest 'subjective workload' could be 'a universal phenomenon among front-line caregivers in hospitals and even those in outpatient and community settings.'


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