Navigating Staffing Issues: Framing the Economic Value
Recorded on January 15, 2014 (60 minutes)

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Wouldn’t it be great to be able to improve patient outcomes and nurse staffing, and realize an economic benefit? Nursing sensitive indicators such as pressure ulcers and falls are influenced by nurse staffing. Reducing these and other errors can make a difference in the bottom line as well as improve patient outcomes. What are the specific strategies that will give the best results? Attend this webinar and find out.

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Joanne Spetz, PhD completed a doctorate in economics at Stanford University and has over 20 years of experience studying nursing labor markets and other health care topics. Her research focuses on the economics of the health care workforce. She has led national and state surveys of registered nurses, nurse employers, and nursing schools; developed forecasts of nurse supply and demand in California; and evaluated programs to increase RN supply. She has conducted research on the effects of health information technologies in hospitals, the relationship between nursing and patient outcomes, effects of minimum nurse staffing regulations on patients and hospitals.

Navigating Staffing Issues: Framing the Economic Value provides 1.0 CNE contact hours (60 minute contact hour).

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 for 1.2 contact hours (50 minute contact hour).

At the conclusion of this activity you will know how to:

Objective 1: Discuss the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes.

Objective 2: Identify cost-saving strategies to improve patient outcomes.