An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. Prince was found unresponsive at his Paisley Park studio compound in Minneapolis on April 21, A week before he died, Prince passed out on a flight home from an Atlanta concert and the private plane made an emergency stop in Moline. The musician had to be revived with two doses of Narcan, a drug that reverses effects of an opioid overdose.
Effects of hospital care environment on patient mortality and nurse outcomes. The objective of this study was to analyze the net effects of nurse practice environments on nurse and patient outcomes after accounting for nurse staffing and education.
Staffing and education have well-documented associations with patient outcomes, but evidence on the effect of care environments on outcomes has been more limited. Data from 10, nurses andsurgical patients in Pennsylvania hospitals were analyzed.
Care environments were measured using the practice environment scales of the Nursing Work Index. Outcomes included nurse job satisfaction, burnout, intent to leave, and reports of quality of care, as well as mortality and failure to rescue in patients.
Nurses reported more positive job experiences and fewer concerns with care quality, and patients had significantly lower risks of death and failure to rescue in hospitals with better care environments.
Care environment elements must be optimized alongside nurse staffing and education to achieve high quality of care.For hospitalized patients whose death is imminent, palliative care can alleviate distressing symptoms that are common during the last few days or weeks of life.
The essentials of such care . Increasingly hospitals and other healthcare facilities are offering an integrative care approach, where complementary therapies are available to help patients cope with the effects of their disease or condition. This integrative literature review assesses the relationship between hospital nurses’ work environment characteristics and patient safety outcomes and recommends directions for future research based on examination of the literature.
Using an electronic search of five databases, 18 studies published in English between and were identified for review. OVERVIEW. The overall goal for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is to meet the challenge of preparing future nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work.
Aug 04, · The National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination contains strategies on preventing HAIs in non-acute care hospital settings and supports further research on how to identify and control HAIs in these settings and apply evidence-based approaches for reducing HAIs.
The care environment and nurse staffing had significant effects on burnout and job dissatisfaction, although only the care environment had a significant effect on intentions to leave.