Journal Article

The relationship between registered nurses and nursing home quality: an integrative review (2008–2014).

Dellefield ME, Castle NG, McGilton KS, et al. Nursing economic$. 2015;33:95-108, 116.

Adverse events in the nursing home setting are a common, and often preventable, occurrence. This review explored how the presence of a registered nurse (RN) in a nursing home could affect various quality and safety indicators (such as safety culture, pressure ulcers, and falls). Although evidence indicates that nurse staffing and leadership in residential care is likely to improve safety, the authors suggest that more research is needed to understand the economic and patient impacts of RN engagement in the nursing home environment.