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The association between nurse staffing levels and a failure to respond to patients with deranged physiology: a retrospective observational study in the UK

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Background

Responding to abnormalities in patients’ vital signs is a fundamental aspect of nursing. However, failure to respond to patient deterioration is common and often leads to adverse patient outcomes. This study aimed to determine the association between Registered Nurse (RN) and Nursing Assistant (NA) staffing levels and the failure to respond promptly to patients’ abnormal physiology.

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This retrospective, observational...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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ORCID:
0000-0003-2070-8455
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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ORCID:
0000-0002-3596-3806
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ORCID:
0000-0001-8377-9950
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2823-4573
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2439-2857
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Resuscitation More from this journal
Volume:
149
Pages:
202-208
Publication date:
2020-01-13
Acceptance date:
2020-01-04
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EISSN:
1873-1570
ISSN:
0300-9572
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1083904
Local pid:
pubs:1083904
Deposit date:
2020-01-31

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