Bold Voices - May 2012 - (Page 10)

AT THE BEDSIDE Penn Nursing Study: Nurse Burnout a Worldwide Problem Aiken team reports a related lack of nurse confidence in patients’ readiness for discharge. A worldwide University of Pennsylvania study of 100,000 nurses raises concerns about high levels of burnout and the strong negative impact of fatigued and unhappy nurses on patient care and nurse retention. “Importance of Work Environments on Hospital Outcomes in Nine Countries” — conducted by Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Philadelphia, and published in International Journal for Quality in Health Care — reports high degrees of burnout, with a related lack of confidence in patients’ readiness for discharge. The quality of work environments was closely tied to the likelihood of nurse burnout, the study says. “The percentage of nurses reporting high burnout was over a third in most countries and decidedly higher in South Korea and Japan, near 60 percent in both countries,” lead author and center director Linda Aiken says in a related article. China, Thailand, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. also participated in the study. How confident are you in your patients’ readiness for transfer or discharge? Tell us at, click on the blue auto-reply button in the digital edition or leave a wall comment at Register for Chapter Leadership Development Workshop, May 20 There’s still time to register for NTI’s Chapter Leadership Development Workshop, Sunday, May 20. Meet chapter leaders from across the country, and learn creative new ways to manage and lead your chapter. Your chapter can still qualify for the $435 stipend. Register and attend LDW so your chapter can receive the stipend after NTI. Register at Are you already registered for NTI? Call Customer Care at (800) 899-2226 to add an LDW registration. 10 MAY 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - May 2012

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
AACN Boards and Contact Information
Your NTI Checklist
AACN, Case Western Reserve University Announce Innovative DNP, PhD Collaboration
Patients at End of ICU Rounds Receive Less Face Time
Medical Panel Members Have Conflicts of Interest
Adverse Events Unreported
Penn Nursing Study: Nurse Burnout a Worldwide Problem
Low-Cost Changes to Nurses' Work Environment Also Benefit Patients
Hospital Workers Reluctant to Report Medical Errors
Flame of Excellence Awards
Circle of Excellence Awards
UTI Prevention Lower Priority Than Other HAIs
Children at Higher Risk for Infection in Intensive Care
Cameras, Feedback: Effective Tools to Enforce Hand Washing
In Our Journals
More Coronary Events Associated With Dabigatran
Certification Capsules
Publishing-related Events at NTI
Stay Connected at NTI
From the President

Bold Voices - May 2012