Seven key factors contribute to safe and healthy workplaces.The report and recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry (CoI) into Safe Staffing and Healthy Workplaces will be completed close to International Nurses' Day (IND). The theme for IND is Safe Staffing Saves Lives. "This highlights the fact problems being addressed by the CoI are problems nurses internationally have identified as a priority for action," NZNO's chief executive and CoI member Geoff Annals an·nals
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Some of the things that would improve the workplace environment would not be hugely costly to implement, she said. "If nurses and midwives are involved in decision-making decision-making,
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n a type of informal decision-making that combines clinical expertise, patient concerns, and evidence gathered from affecting their work and how they do their work, better decisions will be made in terms of improved patient outcomes and higher staff satisfaction. These are both very important goals that can have a significant financial return, as well as benefiting patients and staff." Good infrastructure, effective systems and meaningful participation were important factors, along with appropriate staffing and skill mix, in creating safe and healthy environments. A professional report writer has been contracted to write the report with final recommendations. "We believe the report will make a difference to the working lives and satisfaction levels of nurses and midwives in this country, and thus to the safety of those they care for," Alexander said. A comprehensive communications briefing was being prepared for NZNO members and was to be available in the middle of this month. This would provide an outline of the development of the CoI, its consultation and research processes and the direction in which the report was going, Alexander said.
"We want our members to understand how the report has developed and to feel committed to its final recommendations," she said.