Associations among nurse and certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day and adherence to guidelines for treating nursing home-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Hutt2008AssociationsAN,
  title={Associations among nurse and certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day and adherence to guidelines for treating nursing home-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Evelyn Hutt and Tiffany A. Radcliff and Debra Liebrecht and Ron Fish and Monica McNulty and Andrew M. Kramer},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 10},
  pages={
          1105-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nursing home (NH)-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) causes excessive mortality, hospitalization, and functional decline, partly because many NH residents do not receive appropriate care. Care structures like nurse/resident staffing ratios can impede or abet quality care. This study examines the relationship between nurse/resident staffing ratios, turnover, and adherence to evidence-based guidelines for treating NHAP. METHODS A prospective, chart-review study was conducted among residents… CONTINUE READING

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