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What nurses need to practice effectively

By: Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

A study from Sigma examines what nurses need to practice more effectively in a hospital environment.

The study’s goal was to understand what nurses report as their most critical needs to practice efficiently in acute care hospital settings. These needs are especially important as the quality and efficacy of the nurses’ care directly affects the patients they care for.

The research was conducted through the examination of literature previously published in several databases, a total of 25 articles, all of which examined what nurses require in hospital settings to practice efficiently. The researchers identified five key areas of need: leadership, decision making, teamwork and respect, staffing, and organization.

American Nurse Today is hosting an upcoming webinar in November that examines optimizing staffing tools for improved patient outcomes. We encourage our users to look into this webinar, as the quality of patient care depends on nurses’ (and other healthcare providers’) needs being met.

Please read more about the study here.



The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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