Nurse Happiness Can Affect Patient Outcomes
It is no secret that when an employee is happy in their work environment, job performance and quality is improved. The same holds true for registered nurses who work in a hospital setting. This latest research asserts that when nurses feel safe in their work environment, patient outcomes improve, including:
- The ability to observe, monitor, assess and interpret patient information.
- Creating a positive patient experience.
- Decrease in pressure ulcers, aka bedsores.
Nurses, along with the healthcare facility that employs them, are required to uphold a standard of care when treating patients. Anything that falls below a standard of care could be Connecticut medical malpractice.
Nurse malpractice cases need to meet the following four criteria:
- Failure to meet standard of care, including medication errors, not following physician orders, and performing procedures incorrectly.
- Significant injury.
- Direct causation between the nurse’s negligent act and the patient’s injury.
If you or a loved one was injured at the hospital and question the nursing care you received, find out if you have a medical malpractice case or call our firm’s nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan.