Budget Planning for a Staff Development Program in an Intensive Care Unit There is a need for staff development to increase staff satisfaction, improve retention rates and to improve patient care. Lindy and Reiter (2006) report an 80% nursing staff retention rate after implementing an education program. According to Levett-Jones (2005) preparing and continually updating the nursing work staff is important to maintain and improve patient care. In this paper a needs assessment is described for an intensive care unit and a cost-benefit analysis is discussed for justify a budget increase to provide the financial resources for education. Unit and patient population The unit for where the staff development program will be implemented is a...The end:
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