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Running Head: NURSING WORKLOAD AND PATIENT SAFETY
Nursing Workload and Patient Safety
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NURSING WORKLOAD AND PATIENT SAFETY 2
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This argumentative essay explores the issue of nursing workload and patient safety. There is
an increasing problem in the American Healthcare system due to increase workload assigned
to registered nurse. Among the four main reasons leading to this experience by nurses
include; the lack of implementation of nurse-to-patient ratio, limited supply of nurses,
increased overtime and reduced staffing and reduction of patient length of stay. There is a
huge demand for registered nurse since they are in the front line of care. Unfortunately most
of already employed nurse are not able to deliver required care due to high workload given by
hospital administrators as they decline to hire more staff as a way of increasing hospital
profits. This essay supports the fact that nursing workload eventually affect the safety of
patient and calls for the implementation of the nurse to patient ratio which may see hospitals
save lives and reduction of medical errors or patient falls.
Keywords: Nurse-to-Patient Ratio, Patient Safety, Nurse Workload, Registered Nurse

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Running Head: NURSING WORKLOAD AND PATIENT SAFETY Nursing Workload and Patient Safety Name of Professor Course Name Subject 16th October 2019 NURSING WORKLOAD AND PATIENT SAFETY 2 Abstract This argumentative essay explores the issue of nursing workload and patient safety. There is an increasing problem in the American Healthcare system due to increase workload assigned to registered nurse. Among the four main reasons leading to this experience by nurses include; the lack of implementation of nurse-to-patient ratio, limited supply of nurses, increased overtime and reduced staffing and reduction of patient length of stay. There is a huge demand for registered nurse since they are in the front line of care. Unfortunately most of already employed nurse are not able to deliver required care due to high workload given by hospital administrators as they decline to hire more staff as a way of increasing hospital profits. This essay supports the fact that nursing workload eventually affect the safety of patient and calls for the implementation of the nurse to patient ratio which may see hospitals save lives and reduction of medical errors or patient falls. Keywords: Nurse-to-Patient Ratio, Patient Safety, Nurse Workload, Registered Nurse NURSING WORKLOAD AND PATIENT SAFETY 3 Nursing Workload and Patient Safety Registered Nurses would report fewer patient deaths if hospitals dealt with the issue of understaffing and having too much of workload during shifts. When one unit get ...
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