1. Discuss how nursing-sensitive indicator data can be utilized to enhance safety and quality of patient care:
  2. Discuss the relationship between nurse staffing and 2 of the following: urinary tract infections, pneumonia, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, shock, or length of stay.
  3. Explain nursing Hours of care per patient day (HPPD). How would the acuity of the unit affect nursing HPPD?
  4. Explain how diagnosis related groups (DRG’s) and Case Mix Index (CMI) affect hours per patient day.
  5. Summarize possible barriers a unit manager may encounter in implementing a staffing plan.