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Association of nurse engagement and nurse staffing on patient safety.

Carthon MB, Hatfield L, Plover C, et al. Association of nurse engagement and nurse staffing on patient safety. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019;34(1):40-46. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000334.

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August 29, 2018
Carthon MB, Hatfield L, Plover C, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019;34(1):40-46.

This cross-sectional study found that nurses reporting a lower level of engagement also described worse patient safety in their work environment. These concerns were exacerbated when higher patient–nurse staffing ratios were present. The authors suggest that increasing nurse engagement may improve patient safety.

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Carthon MB, Hatfield L, Plover C, et al. Association of nurse engagement and nurse staffing on patient safety. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019;34(1):40-46. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000334.