But the RCN's leader Dr Peter Carter is also correct to challenge the plan to make all trainee nurses work a year as lowerpaid assistants, particularly as the PM dodges a suggestion from the Stafford inquiry that minimum nurse-patient ratios should be enforced on wards.
What does NPR stand for?
NPR stands for Nurse-Patient Ratio
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We have 187 other meanings of NPR in our Acronym Attic
- Non-Performance Risk (finance)
- Non-Permanent Resident (various locations)
- Non-Photorealistic Rendering (3D rendering technique used in computer graphics)
- Northern Pacific Railroad
- Northern Plains Railroad
- Nose-Poke Response (animal research)
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Federal Reserve Bank)
- Nozzle Pressure Ratio (jet engines)
- Nuclear Posture Review
- Number of Problem Reports (TL 9000)
- Nursing Peer Review (various organizations)
- Permutation (probabilities)
- National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
- Natriuretic Peptide Receptor-A
- Natriuretic Peptide Receptor-B
- Natriuretic Peptide Receptor 1
- Nitrogen Permease Regulator 2
- Natriuretic Peptide Receptor 3
- National Performance Results Act
- National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
Samples in periodicals archive:
Professor Buchanan is the joint author of Safety in Numbers: Nurse-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care (Cornell University Press, 2008) and part of the team that assisted the NSWNMA with research design and analysis in the formulation of the original ratios claim in 2010.
Nurse staffing in the form of nurse-patient ratios and hours of nursing care per patient have been implicated in the spread of infection; however, to date there has been no rigorous study of the possible mechanism underlying the staffing-infection relationship," study authors wrote.
At UMass Memorial Health Care, which operates two hospitals in Worcester, there are no specified nurse-patient ratios in contracts.
And it's true that, as some argue, the nurse-patient ratio is not the only factor in improving the quality of care.
I will venture to say if nurse-patient ratios are required, then maybe they should be back on the table for discussion.
A Care Commission report said the Arnothill House nursing home in Falkirk should be run with a nurse-patient ratio of one to four, instead of the one to seven it then had.