HCAHPS and NDNQI confirm nursing parity
As part of the analysis, the researchers used two national data sources used throughout the health industry to measure and compare consumer and nursing satisfaction: an evaluation study of hospitals and health care providers (HCAHPS) and the National database on NDNQI® ™ nursing quality indicators).
HCAHPS Scores were compared between units with travel nurses in the same or similar units with little or no travel nurses. Changes in HCAHPS scores were measured as the number of travel nurses varies within and between units.
HCAHPS surveys include a series of questions specific to patients about the care they receive from nurses and other staff. There was no significant difference between the responses, as the nurse’s travel coverage changed, when patients were asked if nurses listened attentively, explained procedures for how patients could understand controlled pain, side effects of The drugs described, etc.
NDNQI was also compared among units with a variable number of travel nurses to determine the quality of nursing; These indicators are based on a standardized data presentation of member hospitals that cover a wide range of parameters related to nursing.
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Statistical tests comparing the NDNQI and HCAHPS data to the nursing cover travel within and through the units showed few statistically significant differences. In addition, in some tests where there were statistically significant differences, there was no consistent trend.
Data from three years of actual bedside care in hospitals amplify the body of evidence showing that the quality of the nurse on the course is equal to that of the nurses.
In an adverse event analysis, data from 13,152 nurses working in 198 short-term adult care hospitals in the National Survey of Registered Nurses samples, published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, found that temporary nurses possess qualifications Similar to those of nurses and that the negative perceptions of potential nurses were unfounded.
Another study published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, which examined data from surveys of nurses in 427 hospitals, found that potential employment nurses did not affect overall patient satisfaction or patient satisfaction in against nursing.