Tag: hospitals

Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios: Benefits at the Bedside and Beyond

Safe patient care ratios have been a widely discussed topic with current legislation to address tight budgets and a shortage of qualified medical professionals, especially in nursing. A mandated nurse-to-patient ratio to control the maximum amount of patients a nurse can care for during a shift promotes quality care for patients and benefits the nursing […]

Innovations in Rural Medicine

Areas of the U.S. continue to face shortages in physicians and other medical personnel. Individuals living in rural areas are hit particularly hard. Members of many rural communities have to travel hours to reach the nearest hospital or clinic, which may be small and under-equipped to handle a particular emergency or the type of care […]