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RN4CAST@IT-Ped: Nurse staffing and children's safety

Sasso, Loredana; Watson, Roger; Sermeus, Walter; Icardi, Giancarlo; Aiken, Linda H.; Bagnasco, Annamaria; Petralia, Paolo; Scelsi, Silvia; Zanini, Milko; Catania, Gianluca; Aleo, Giuseppe; Dasso, Nicoletta; Rossi, Silvia

Authors

Loredana Sasso

Annamaria Bagnasco

Paolo Petralia

Silvia Scelsi

Milko Zanini

Gianluca Catania

Giuseppe Aleo

Nicoletta Dasso

Silvia Rossi

Walter Sermeus

Giancarlo Icardi

Linda H. Aiken

Abstract

Some authors argue that it is not longer ethically correct to expose hospitalized patients to death risks associated with understaffing (Nickitas, 2014). Also the Care Quality Commission (CQC, an independent regulator of all health and social care services in England) has included staffing levels as one of the auditing quality standards when inspecting hospitals and health centres. The Royal College of Nursing, in its document Mandatory Nurse Staffing Levels (RCN, 2012), clearly defined which nurse staffing levels should be adopted by policy makers to ensure the provision of safe care. However, even in the UK where such pressure exists there are no legally defined nurse staffing levels.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Publication Date 2018-06
Journal Journal of advanced nursing
Print ISSN 0309-2402
Electronic ISSN 1365-2648
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 74
Issue 6
Pages 1223-1225
Institution Citation Sasso, L., Bagnasco, A., Petralia, P., Scelsi, S., Zanini, M., Catania, G., …Aiken, L. H. (2018). RN4CAST@IT-Ped: Nurse staffing and children's safety. Journal of advanced nursing, 74(6), 1223-1225. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13462
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13462
Keywords General Nursing
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.13462/full

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