Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals

Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals

Author: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NICE Guidance covering organisational and managerial approaches to safe nurse staffing of inpatient wards for people aged 18 and over in acute hospitals. Includes organisational strategy; principles for determining nursing staff requirements; setting the number of registered nurses and healthcare assistants for particular wards; assessing if nursing staff available on the day meet patients’ nursing needs; monitoring and evaluating ward staff numbers

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