Summary: The Issue Of Staffing

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You made some great points in your discussion post. Sadly I think staffing is always going to be an issue in nursing. I wish there was a way we could snap our fingers and fix the issue but, of course we know it is not that easy. I definitely agree that a hospitals patient-to nurse ratio needs to be a practical amount. If a nurse is overwhelmed it can lead to awful consequences and harmful patient care. As Garcia & Nell (2013) state “scheduling and staffing aren’t simply a matter of achieving a certain ratio; the cost of mistakes can be measured both in dollars and human lives.” As future nurses we must remember if we become overloaded with our patient workload we need to ask for help. It is better to ask for assistance then potentially harm
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