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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149218
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The ABCs of Nursing Staffing Decisions
Abstract:
The ABCs of Nursing Staffing Decisions
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Carter, Melondie R, DSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alabama
Title:Assistant Professor
Abstract Nursing cost is the single largest item in providing care for hospitalized clients, nurse managers must make nursing staffing decisions that control labor expenditures and yet allow for the provision of quality care Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the most common factors nurse managers considered when making nursing staffing decisions and the changes in staffing nurse managers made to control labor cost or quality of care. Subjects and Settings: As part of two larger quantitative studies, six nurse managers were interviewed weekly for a three-month period to determine factors they considered in making staffing changes and the changes in staffing they made to improve cost or quality of care. The first study was conducted in a large medical and a large psychiatric hospital in the South. Two nurse managers participated from both hospitals (Carter & Cox, 2000). The second study included the nurse manager from two small rural hospitals, one from the South and the other from the North Central United States (Carter, 2002). Theoretical Framework: Simon's decision making theory provided the framework for nurse managers' decision making. Data Analysis: A frequency distribution of responses and percentages of those responses were used Findings: The three factors the nurse managers considered when making personnel changes regardless of hospital setting were A-Acuity, B-Balance (the level of staff needed to handle non volume related activities such as admissions and discharges) and C-Census. The six nurse managers also reported the staffing changes they made. Limitation: The use of a convenience sample of nurse managers; therefore, the findings may not be representative of the larger population of nurse managers. Implication: Creative strategies meshing the factors nurse managers consider when making staffing changes and appropriate staffing changes to improve cost or quality of care need development for all hospital settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe ABCs of Nursing Staffing Decisionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149218-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The ABCs of Nursing Staffing Decisions</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Carter, Melondie R, DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alabama</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mcarter@bama.ua.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Abstract Nursing cost is the single largest item in providing care for hospitalized clients, nurse managers must make nursing staffing decisions that control labor expenditures and yet allow for the provision of quality care Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the most common factors nurse managers considered when making nursing staffing decisions and the changes in staffing nurse managers made to control labor cost or quality of care. Subjects and Settings: As part of two larger quantitative studies, six nurse managers were interviewed weekly for a three-month period to determine factors they considered in making staffing changes and the changes in staffing they made to improve cost or quality of care. The first study was conducted in a large medical and a large psychiatric hospital in the South. Two nurse managers participated from both hospitals (Carter &amp; Cox, 2000). The second study included the nurse manager from two small rural hospitals, one from the South and the other from the North Central United States (Carter, 2002). Theoretical Framework: Simon's decision making theory provided the framework for nurse managers' decision making. Data Analysis: A frequency distribution of responses and percentages of those responses were used Findings: The three factors the nurse managers considered when making personnel changes regardless of hospital setting were A-Acuity, B-Balance (the level of staff needed to handle non volume related activities such as admissions and discharges) and C-Census. The six nurse managers also reported the staffing changes they made. Limitation: The use of a convenience sample of nurse managers; therefore, the findings may not be representative of the larger population of nurse managers. Implication: Creative strategies meshing the factors nurse managers consider when making staffing changes and appropriate staffing changes to improve cost or quality of care need development for all hospital settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:58:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:58:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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