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Title

Acuity Based Staffing: An approach to improved outcomes

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

nursing

Minor

none

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Acuity Based Staffing: An approach to improved outcomes is a research project that focuses on whether or not acuity based staffing is the ideal way to accurately staff hospitals. The research suggest that there is not just one model developed that best measures a patients acuity and also incorporates all other factors of a nurses workload that is needed in order to make sure that each nurse has the same or as close as possible acuity level of patients. However the research does suggest from looking at several different models of acuity based staffing that this type of staffing can better the staffs work expereince as well as decrease CAUTI, CLABSI, falls and expenses. In conlusion more research is needed in order to develop a universal acuity based staffing tool that accurately incorporates every factor of a nurses workload to ensure that all nurses have close to the same acuity level of patients.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Nursing

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Acuity Based Staffing: An approach to improved outcomes

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Acuity Based Staffing: An approach to improved outcomes is a research project that focuses on whether or not acuity based staffing is the ideal way to accurately staff hospitals. The research suggest that there is not just one model developed that best measures a patients acuity and also incorporates all other factors of a nurses workload that is needed in order to make sure that each nurse has the same or as close as possible acuity level of patients. However the research does suggest from looking at several different models of acuity based staffing that this type of staffing can better the staffs work expereince as well as decrease CAUTI, CLABSI, falls and expenses. In conlusion more research is needed in order to develop a universal acuity based staffing tool that accurately incorporates every factor of a nurses workload to ensure that all nurses have close to the same acuity level of patients.