Navigating Quality: How to Know When Nurse Staffing Is Safe

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Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT

Nurses are instrumental in improving patient safety and the quality of health care. While nurse staffing is a key driver in delivering safe, quality care at every practice level and in all practice settings, determining appropriate nurse staffing is complex. Organizations continue to strive to design a staff mix to optimize patient, staff, and organizational outcomes. This webinar will explore the relationship between nurse staffing and quality and address the question, "How do you know when nurse staffing is safe?"

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify nurse-sensitive quality indicators in inpatient hospital units, including national benchmarks and measurement structures.
  • Explore other variable measurement to consider when determining unit based safe staffing.

This Webinar has already taken place.

Accreditation Statement:

1.0 contact hour will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this activity. Where multiple nurses view the webinar at a single site, all are eligible to receive contact hours for this activity, upon completion of the online evaluation and verification of their attendance at the webinar.

Webinar attendees will receive a link to an online evaluation. The link will be provided at the end of the webinar and also by e-mail to the person that registered, who can distribute that link to everyone in the room. Each attendee should complete the evaluation separately and confirm that they attended the webinar and earned the contact hours. Once they have completed the online evaluation, they will be able to print out their CE certificate.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

Navigating Nursing Quality: How to Know When Nurse Staffing Is Safe provides 1.0 CNE contact hours.