Hiring Nurses

Hiring more registered nurses and licensed independent practitioners, may be means of reducing Pneumonia and Influenza

Angie SzumlinskiNews

Pneumonia and influenza (P&I) increase morbidity and mortality among older adults, especially those residing in long-term care facilities. Click To Tweet

A recent study found that LTCFs with lower RSIRs had more licensed independent practitioners (nurse practitioners or physician’s assistants) among short-stay and long-stay residents, higher registered nurse hours/resident/day among short-stay and long-stay residents, and fewer residents for whom antipsychotics were prescribed among short-stay and long-stay residents.

You can download the full study from Oxford University Press.