HOSPITAL MEDICINE: SELECTED RESEARCH – NURSES

PATIENT ASSIGNMENTS

The Nurse-Patient Assignment: Purposes and Decision Factors.
Allen SB1.
J Nurs Adm. 2015 Dec;45(12):628-35. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000276.

Phase I: creating an electronic prototype to generate equitable hospital nurse-to-patient assignments.
Baker RL1, Tindell S, Buckley Behan D, Turpin PG, Rosenberger JM, Punnakitikashem P.
Comput Inform Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb;28(1):57-62. doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181c0472c.

Expanding the Parameters for Excellence in Patient Assignments: Is Leveraging an Evidence-Data-Based Acuity Methodology Realistic?
Gray J1, Kerfoot K.
Nurs Adm Q. 2016 Jan-Mar;40(1):7-13. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000138.

Developing and testing a computerized decision support system for nurse-to-patient assignment: a multimethod study.
van Oostveen CJ1, Braaksma A, Vermeulen H.
Comput Inform Nurs. 2014 Jun;32(6):276-85. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000056.

Inequity of patient assignments: fact or fiction?
Marine K1, Meehan P, Lyons AC, Curley MA.
Crit Care Nurse. 2013 Apr;33(2):74-7. doi: 10.4037/ccn2013399.

Starting the shift out right: The electronic eAssignment sheet using clinical decision support in a quality improvement project.
Massarweh, Lisa & Tidyman, Travis & H Luu, David.
Nursing economic$. 35. 194-200.

Modeling nurse-patient assignments considering patient acuity and travel distance metrics.
Acar I, Butt SE.
J Biomed Inform. 2016 Dec;64:192-206. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.10.006. Epub 2016 Oct 11.

NURSE WORKLOAD and STAFFING

The Effects of Nurse Staffing and Nurse Education on Patient Deaths in Hospitals With Different Nurse Work Environments
Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, DNSc, RN, Douglas M. Sloane, PhD, Herbert L. Smith, PhD, Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, and Donna F. Neff, PhD, APRN
Med Care. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 Dec 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Med Care. 2011 Dec; 49(12): 1047–1053.
doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3182330b6e

Nurse staffing and patient experience outcomes: A close connection
Nell Buhlman, MBA
American Nurse Today. January 2016 Vol. 11 No. 1

Nursing Workload and Patient Safety—A Human Factors Engineering Perspective.
Carayon P1, Gurses AP2. Editor Hughes RG
Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008 Apr. Chapter 30.
Advances in Patient Safety.

Instability in patient and nurse characteristics, unit complexity, and patient and system outcomes.
Duffield C.M., Roche M.A., Dimitrelis S., Homer C. & Buchan J.
Journal of Advanced Nursing 71(6), 1288–1298. doi: 10.1111/jan.12597

Synchronous communication facilitates interruptive workflow for attending physicians and nurses in clinical settings.
Edwards A1, Fitzpatrick LA, Augustine S, Trzebucki A, Cheng SL, Presseau C, Mersmann C, Heckman B, Kachnowski S.
Int J Med Inform. 2009 Sep;78(9):629-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2009.04.006. Epub 2009 May 23.

Workflow interruptions, cognitive failure and near-accidents in health care.
Elfering A1, Grebner S, Ebener C.
Psychol Health Med. 2015;20(2):139-47. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2014.913796. Epub 2014 Apr 30.

The impact of hospital nursing characteristics on 30-day mortality.
Estabrooks CA1, Midodzi WK, Cummings GG, Ricker KL, Giovannetti P.
Nurs Res. 2005 Mar-Apr;54(2):74-84.

Effects of nurse staffing, work environments, and education on patient mortality: an observational study.
Cho E1, Sloane DM2, Kim EY3, Kim S4, Choi M5, Yoo IY1, Lee HS6, Aiken LH2.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Feb;52(2):535-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.08.006. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

The Relationship Between Nurse Staffing and 30-Day Readmission for Adults With Heart Failure
Dr. Karen K. Giuliano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dr. Valerie Danesh, PhD, RN, CCRP, and Dr. Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAAN
J Nurs Adm. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2016 Apr 28.
Published in final edited form as:
J Nurs Adm. 2016 Jan; 46(1): 25–29.
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000289

Missed nursing care, staffing, and patient falls.
Kalisch BJ1, Tschannen D, Lee KH.
J Nurs Care Qual. 2012 Jan-Mar;27(1):6-12. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318225aa23.

Nursing workload in the acute-care setting: A concept analysis of nursing workload.
Swiger PA1, Vance DE2, Patrician PA2.
Nurs Outlook. 2016 May-Jun;64(3):244-54. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.01.003. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

Nurse staffing and the work environment linked to readmissions among older adults following elective total hip and knee replacement.
Lasater KB1, Mchugh MD1.
Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Apr;28(2):253-8. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzw007. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Nurse staffing and inpatient hospital mortality.
Needleman J1, Buerhaus P, Pankratz VS, Leibson CL, Stevens SR, Harris M.
N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17;364(11):1037-45. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1001025.

Effects of work environment on patient and nurse outcomes.
Copanitsanou P1, Fotos N2, Brokalaki H3.
Br J Nurs. 2017 Feb 9;26(3):172-176. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.3.172.

Ten-minute “huddles” offer nurses an opportunity to assess unit workflow and optimize patient care.
Shermont, Herminia; Mahoney, Judith; Krepcio, Deborah; More
Nursing Management. 39(8):38-44, August 2008.

Analysis of nurse staffing and patient outcomes using comprehensive nurse staffing characteristics in acute care nursing units.
Bae SH1, Kelly M, Brewer CS, Spencer A.
J Nurs Care Qual. 2014 Oct-Dec;29(4):318-26. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000057.

Nursing staffing, nursing workload, the work environment and patient outcomes.
Duffield C, Diers D, O’Brien-Pallas L, Aisbett C, Roche M, King M,Aisbett K.
Appl Nurs Res. 2011 Nov;24(4):244-55. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2009.12.004. Epub 2010 Feb 10

Determining a set of measurable and relevant factors affecting nursing workload in the acute care hospital setting: a cross-sectional study.
Myny D, Van Hecke A, De Bacquer D, Verhaeghe S, Gobert M, Defloor T, Van Goubergen D.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2012 Apr;49(4):427-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.10.005. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

Factors contributing to nursing team work in an acute care tertiary hospital
Suzanne Polis, Megan Higgs, Vicki Manning, Gayle Netto, Ritin Fernandez.
Collegian, Volume 24, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 19-25

Balancing nurses’ workload to enhance the quality of care in an outpatient cancer clinic
Anali Huggins, Md Mahmudur Rahman, David Claudio, Linda M. Torma.
Int. J. Collaborative Enterprise, Vol. 4, Nos. 1/2, pp.34–52.

Balancing nurses’ workload in hospital wards: study protocol of developing a method to manage workload.
W F J M van den Oetelaar, H F van Stel,1 W van Rhenen, R K Stellato, and W Grolman.
BMJ Open. 2016; 6(11): e012148.
Published online 2016 Nov 10. doi:  10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012148

Introduction of a team-based care model in a general medical unit
Stephanie E. Hastings, Esther Suter, Judy Bloom and Krishna Sharma.
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:245 DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1507-2

MISSED CARE

Factors influencing why nursing care is missed.
Blackman I1, Henderson J, Willis E, Hamilton P, Toffoli L, Verrall C, Abery E, Harvey C.
J Clin Nurs. 2015 Jan;24(1-2):47-56. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12688. Epub 2014 Sep 30.

The quality of hospital work environments and missed nursing care is linked to heart failure readmissions: a cross-sectional study of US hospitals.
Brooks Carthon JM ; Lasater KB ; Sloane DM; et al.
BMJ Qual Saf. 2015; 24: 255-263

Medical surgical nurses describe missed nursing care tasks-Evaluating our work environment.
Winsett RP1, Rottet K2, Schmitt A2, Wathen E3, Wilson D3; Missed Nursing Care Collaborative Group.
Appl Nurs Res. 2016 Nov;32:128-133. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.06.006. Epub 2016 Jun 23

Patients Negatively Impacted by Discontinuity of Nursing Care During Acute Hospitalization.
Yakusheva O1, Costa DK, Weiss M
Med Care. 2017 Apr;55(4):421-427. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000670.

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

Identifying and eliminating inefficiencies in information system usage: A lean perspective
VincentBlijlevenabKittyKoelemeijeraMoniqueJaspersb
International Journal of Medical Informatics
Volume 107, November 2017, Pages 40-47

The Effects of Implementing a Patient Acuity Tool on Nurse Satisfaction in a Pulmonary Medicine Unit.
Firestone-Howard B1, Zedreck Gonzalez JF, Dudjak LA, Ren D, Rader S.
Nurs Adm Q. 2017 Oct/Dec;41(4):E5-E14. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000254.

Using technology to make evidence-based staffing assignments
Amy Garcia, MSN, RN, and Kate Nell, MA, RN
American Nurse Today. November 2013 Vol. 8 No. 11

Real-Time Electronic Dashboard Technology and Its Use to Improve Pediatric Radiology Workflow.
Shailam R1, Botwin A2, Stout M2, Gee MS2.
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2017 Mar 19. pii: S0363-0188(16)30118-9. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2017.03.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Interoperable Acuity-Based Staffing Solutions: Lessons Learned From a Multi-Hospital System
Trepanier, Sylvain; Lee, David W; Kerfoot, Karlene M.
. Nursing Economics; Pitman 35.4 (Jul/Aug 2017): 184-188,204.

Hospital text paging communication as a surgical quality improvement initiative.
Hill J1, Janko M1, Angell KF1, Day K1, Noujaim MG2, Kalil J1, Steele SR3.
J Surg Res. 2017 Jun 1;213:84-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.008. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE

A nursing perspective of interprofessional work in critical care: Findings from a secondary analysis.
Kendall-Gallagher D1, Reeves S2, Alexanian JA3, Kitto S4.
J Crit Care. 2017 Apr;38:20-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.10.007. Epub 2016 Oct 19.

Attitudes of nursing staff toward interprofessional in-patient-centered rounding.
Sharma U1, Klocke D.
J Interprof Care. 2014 Sep;28(5):475-7. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2014.907558. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

MISCELLANEOUS

Changes in patient and nurse outcomes associated with magnet hospital recognition.
Kutney-Lee A1, Stimpfel AW, Sloane DM, Cimiotti JP, Quinn LW, Aiken LH.
Med Care. 2015 Jun;53(6):550-7. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000355.

Impact of critical care nursing on 30-day mortality of mechanically ventilated older adults.
Kelly DM1, Kutney-Lee A, McHugh MD, Sloane DM, Aiken LH.

Hospital Nursing and 30-Day Readmissions among Medicare Patients with Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia
Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN and Chenjuan Ma, MS, RN
Med Care. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2014 Jan 1.Published in final edited form as: Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1): 52–59. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3182763284

RN assessments of excellent quality of care and patient safety are associated with significantly lower odds of 30-day inpatient mortality: A national cross-sectional study of acute-care hospitals.
Smeds-Alenius L1, Tishelman C2, Lindqvist R3, Runesdotter S4, McHugh MD5.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Sep;61:117-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.06.005. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Nursing unit teams matter: Impact of unit-level nurse practice environment, nurse work characteristics, and burnout on nurse reported job outcomes, and quality of care, and patient adverse events–a cross-sectional survey.
Van Bogaert P1, Timmermans O2, Weeks SM3, van Heusden D4, Wouters K5, Franck E6.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2014 Aug;51(8):1123-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.12.009. Epub 2013 Dec 30

NURSE BURNOUT

Nurse-patient assignment models considering patient acuity metrics and nurses’ perceived workload.
Sir MY, Dundar B, Barker Steege LM, Pasupathy KS.
J Biomed Inform. 2015 Jun;55:237-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 23.

Burnout contagion among intensive care nurses.
Bakker AB, Le Blanc PM, Schaufeli WB.
J Adv Nurs. 2005 Aug;51(3):276-87.

Burnout syndrome in critical care nursing staff.
Poncet MC, Toullic P, Papazian L, Kentish-Barnes N, Timsit JF, Pochard F, Chevret S, Schlemmer B, Azoulay E.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Apr 1;175(7):698-704. Epub 2006 Nov 16

The impact of nursing work environments on patient safety outcomes: the mediating role of burnout/engagement.
Spence Laschinger HK, Leiter MP.
J Nurs Adm. 2006 May;36(5):259-67.

Nurse Burnout and Patient Satisfaction
Doris C. Vahey, Linda H. Aiken, Douglas M. Sloane, Sean P. Clarke, and Delfino Vargas.
Med Care. 2004 Feb; 42(2 Suppl): II57–II66. doi: 10.1097/01.mlr.0000109126.50398.5a

Impacts of unit-level nurse practice environment and burnout on nurse-reported outcomes: a multilevel modelling approach.
Van Bogaert P, Clarke S, Roelant E, Meulemans H, Van de Heyning P.
J Clin Nurs. 2010 Jun;19(11-12):1664-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03128.x

Consequences of Inadequate Staffing Include Missed Care, Potential Failure to Rescue, and Job Stress and Dissatisfaction.
Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Ruhl C.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug;45(4):481-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.02.011. Epub 2016 May 25.

Job satisfaction among hospital nurses revisited: a systematic review.
Lu H, Barriball KL, Zhang X, While AE.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2012 Aug;49(8):1017-38. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.11.009. Epub 2011 Dec 19.

Job demands, burnout, and engagement among nurses: A multi-level analysis of ORCAB data investigating the moderating effect of teamwork.
Montgomery A, Spânu F, Băban A, Panagopoulou E.
Burn Res. 2015 Sep;2(2-3):71-79.