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Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467, course provides 1.00 contact hours.

This document must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course concludes.

Provider approved by the AR,DC,FL,GA,SC Board of Nursing, CE Broker Tracking # 20-632185 , for 1.0 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
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Staffing: An Ongoing Barrier to Increased Staff and Patient Satisfaction

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Staffing: An Ongoing Barrier to Increased Staff and Patient Satisfaction
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This course will provide participants with an overview of the challenges nurses face in establishing safe and effective staffing solutions to improve patient and nursing staff outcomes and satisfaction. This comprehensive course can be utilized for nursing staff throughout all healthcare settings and experience levels as these barriers to establishing safe and effective staffing solutions can apply for all. Within this course, the participant will review how healthcare facilities across the country are currently staffing nurses and supportive personnel, explore how inadequate staffing negatively affects nursing staff and patient satisfaction, learn about current staffing solution initiatives to improve ratios and patient outcomes, discover ways to advocate for increased nursing staff and patient satisfaction related to staffing, examine how to identify barriers to safe and effective care related to inadequate staffing, and learn how to create a culture of teamwork among all members of the healthcare team. 


Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss current staffing practices for nursing staff and supportive personnel.
2. Explain how inadequate staffing negatively affects nursing staff and patient satisfaction.
3. List current staffing solution initiatives to improve staffing ratios and patient outcomes.
4. Identify barriers to safe and effective care related to inadequate staffing.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Current Staffing Practices for Nursing Staff and Supportive Personnel

•  Outdated Scheduling Processes 
Money Talks: Profit over Patients
Staffing Ratios: More than a Numbers Game

Chapter 2: Negative Impacts of Inadequate Staffing Practices

Decreased Satisfaction is the Least of Our Concerns
Evidence vs Myth: What Healthcare Facilities Don’t Want You to Know

Chapter 3: Staffing Solution Initiatives 

Nurses Take DC: Proposed Legislation to Improve Nurse Staffing 
Healthcare Facility Nursing Staff-led Staffing Initiatives
Individual State Legislation: So Few States Support Nurse Staffing Laws

Chapter 4: Advocating for Increased Nursing Staff and Patient Satisfaction 

Identifying Barriers to Satisfaction
Implementing Strategies to Improve Satisfaction
Holding Nurse Leaders and Healthcare Facility Administration Accountable 

Chapter 5: Identifying Barriers to Safe and Effective Care with Inadequate Staffing

Cause and Effect: How Inadequate Staffing Puts Everyone at Risk
How to Safeguard Against Burnout, Error, and Injury

Chapter 6: Creating a Culture of Teamwork to Improve Outcomes

Bringing the Team Together: Interdisciplinary Teamwork Strategies
Peer Accountability and Dependability Achieves Better Outcomes

Chapter 7: References
 
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