Presenter Information

Sydney MontgomeryFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

None

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Nurse-to-patient ratios has been a topic of discussion that has gained momentum over the last several years. In the state of Kentucky, there is no policy mandating a maximum nurse to patient ratio. However, evidence-based practice suggests that lower nurse-to-patient ratios results in better patient outcomes and therefore, the majority of policies in place regarding nurse to patient ratios are not based on best evidence.

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Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

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The Effects of Nurse-to-Patient Ratios on Patient Outcomes in a Variety of Hospital Settings

Nurse-to-patient ratios has been a topic of discussion that has gained momentum over the last several years. In the state of Kentucky, there is no policy mandating a maximum nurse to patient ratio. However, evidence-based practice suggests that lower nurse-to-patient ratios results in better patient outcomes and therefore, the majority of policies in place regarding nurse to patient ratios are not based on best evidence.

 

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