Implementation Of The Affordable Care Act Of 2010 Essay

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Introduction Nurse-to-patient ratios has been an issue in most hospitals these days especially after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 which has made hospitals to try and reduce costs but improve the care of the patients. When employers fail to identify the need for nurses and patient outcomes, then rules and regulations apply. According to Federal regulation, “which requires hospitals certified to participate in Medicare to have adequate numbers of licensed registered nurses, licensed practical (vocational) nurses, and other personnel to provide nursing care to all patients as needed" (ANA, 2015, p.3).So in this paper, we will look at how managers and leaders deal with this issue in accordance to their skills and abilities. Most managers like using the phrase “you got to do what you got to do because I do not have anybody to help you out”. If anything happens to a patient, then a nurse is blamed for. But a leader will always say “I will do everything possible to help you and if not possible, I will come and help”. This kind of attitude motivates the nurse even to do what they can do even though they is not enough staff. According to ANA, “research from the last 2 decades supports the importance of adequate registered nurse (RN) staffing in achieving good patient outcomes, safety, and satisfaction. Better RN staffing levels have been shown to reduce patient mortality, enhance outcomes, and improve nurse satisfaction” (Mensik, 2015,…

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