Nursing workforce issues and trends affecting emergency departments

Nurs Manage. 2005 Sep;36(9):46-53. doi: 10.1097/00006247-200509000-00011.

Abstract

Explore current nursing workforce issues--staffing issues, nurse-to-patient ratios, current emergency department benchmarking data, and operational factors--that affect the quality of care and safety in emergency departments. Learn several recommended strategies to improve care for patients and increase the recruitment and retention of qualified nurses and personnel in emergency care settings.

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation / organization & administration
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / organization & administration
  • Hospital Information Systems / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Interior Design and Furnishings / standards
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
  • Nurse Administrators / organization & administration
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Administration Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology
  • Nursing, Supervisory / organization & administration
  • Personnel Management
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*
  • United States