Editor in Chief, Dorland Health
Better safety practices aid nurse safety, patient health
Researchers assessed 28,876 patient discharges from 29 nursing units with 723 registered nurses and found that for
every 10-point increase in the average safety climate score of a unit, the odds of decubitus ulcer and nurse injury dropped 44% to 48% and 40% to 45%, respectively. They also found a 68% increase in the odds of nurse injury per 10%
increase in nurse turnover.
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