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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160397
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Nurse Staffing in a Patient Safety Project
Abstract:
Measuring Nurse Staffing in a Patient Safety Project
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Debold, Vicky
Contact Address:SON, 400 North Ingalls, Room 4306, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA
As the nursing shortage grows, administrators are challenged to deploy limited nursing resources in ways that enhance the safety and effectiveness of patient care. The literature is resolute on the existence of a relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. The relationship between specific staffing configurations and adverse health outcomes, however, is yet to be fully elucidated. A large-scale study of the relationship between nurse staffing and two avoidable and adverse patient safety problems -- nosocomial pressure ulcers and patient falls – is underway. Staffing and outcomes data are usually collected at, or aggregated to, the patient care unit level. Unfortunately, at this level of observation or aggregation, important variations in staffing and their associated patient outcomes may not be discernable. This study measures nurse staffing and patient outcomes at the patient care unit level but also at the patient level. An apparent lack of tools to measure the level/dose of nursing provided to individual patients necessitated development an appropriate tool. Pre-testing, refinement and analysis related to the staff measurement tool is scheduled for completion January 2003. The tool is paper-based and is completed by each member of the nursing team (RNs, LPNs, and UAPs) at the close of each shift. It captures time spent on indirect care activities overall and time spent on direct care activities for each patient in the nurse’s caseload. In addition to describing the tool, the presentation covers three topics: 1) the theoretical basis for the tool’s construction (magnitude estimation); 2) the results from pre-testing, refinement, and assessment of respondent burden; and 3) the findings related to assessment of validity (content and concurrent) and reliability (intra-observer). AN: MN030221
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring Nurse Staffing in a Patient Safety Projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160397-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring Nurse Staffing in a Patient Safety Project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Debold, Vicky</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 400 North Ingalls, Room 4306, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0482, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As the nursing shortage grows, administrators are challenged to deploy limited nursing resources in ways that enhance the safety and effectiveness of patient care. The literature is resolute on the existence of a relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. The relationship between specific staffing configurations and adverse health outcomes, however, is yet to be fully elucidated. A large-scale study of the relationship between nurse staffing and two avoidable and adverse patient safety problems -- nosocomial pressure ulcers and patient falls &ndash; is underway. Staffing and outcomes data are usually collected at, or aggregated to, the patient care unit level. Unfortunately, at this level of observation or aggregation, important variations in staffing and their associated patient outcomes may not be discernable. This study measures nurse staffing and patient outcomes at the patient care unit level but also at the patient level. An apparent lack of tools to measure the level/dose of nursing provided to individual patients necessitated development an appropriate tool. Pre-testing, refinement and analysis related to the staff measurement tool is scheduled for completion January 2003. The tool is paper-based and is completed by each member of the nursing team (RNs, LPNs, and UAPs) at the close of each shift. It captures time spent on indirect care activities overall and time spent on direct care activities for each patient in the nurse&rsquo;s caseload. In addition to describing the tool, the presentation covers three topics: 1) the theoretical basis for the tool&rsquo;s construction (magnitude estimation); 2) the results from pre-testing, refinement, and assessment of respondent burden; and 3) the findings related to assessment of validity (content and concurrent) and reliability (intra-observer). AN: MN030221</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:54:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:54:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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