Staffing Nurse Schedule at an Emergency Department of a Private Hospital in Brazil

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162949
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Staffing Nurse Schedule at an Emergency Department of a Private Hospital in Brazil
Abstract:
Staffing Nurse Schedule at an Emergency Department of a Private Hospital in Brazil
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2002
Author:Rossetti, Ana Cristina, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Albert Einstein Hospital
Contact Address:Av Albert Einstein, 627, Sao Paulo, 05651-901, Brazil
Co-Authors:Solange Diccini, RN, PhD; and Eliana Garcia, RN
Purpose: No standard exists for scheduling nurses at an emergency department because so many factors must be considered. The purpose of this study was to evaluate what time of day patients arrive to the Emergency Department (ED) of a private hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the need for changes in the staffing nurse schedule based on the average numbers of patients clustering during specific periods of the day. Design: This was a prospective, descriptive study. Setting: This study was conducted in a private emergency department located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sample: Data were collected from patients' timed arrival to the ED registered on hospital system. Methodology: Data were recorded on: total number of patients admitted in the ED from January to June 2001; average patients per month; average patients per day; and average patients per hour. Results: An attendance average of 5,590 +/- 481 (SD) patients/month was seen at the Emergency Department. As an average, 185 +/- 13 (SD) patients were seen per day with peak arrival occurring from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Conclusion: According to results, an increase from 12 to 22 staffing nurses, and a decrease from 50 to 40 LPNs was proposed. Moreover, the need for nurse and LPN staggered shifts to cover the peak of patients' arrival at ED was also detected. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStaffing Nurse Schedule at an Emergency Department of a Private Hospital in Brazilen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162949-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Staffing Nurse Schedule at an Emergency Department of a Private Hospital in Brazil</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rossetti, Ana Cristina, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Albert Einstein Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Av Albert Einstein, 627, Sao Paulo, 05651-901, Brazil</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rossetti@einstein.br<br/>FAX: 011-55-11-37148805</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Solange Diccini, RN, PhD; and Eliana Garcia, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: No standard exists for scheduling nurses at an emergency department because so many factors must be considered. The purpose of this study was to evaluate what time of day patients arrive to the Emergency Department (ED) of a private hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the need for changes in the staffing nurse schedule based on the average numbers of patients clustering during specific periods of the day. Design: This was a prospective, descriptive study. Setting: This study was conducted in a private emergency department located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sample: Data were collected from patients' timed arrival to the ED registered on hospital system. Methodology: Data were recorded on: total number of patients admitted in the ED from January to June 2001; average patients per month; average patients per day; and average patients per hour. Results: An attendance average of 5,590 +/- 481 (SD) patients/month was seen at the Emergency Department. As an average, 185 +/- 13 (SD) patients were seen per day with peak arrival occurring from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Conclusion: According to results, an increase from 12 to 22 staffing nurses, and a decrease from 50 to 40 LPNs was proposed. Moreover, the need for nurse and LPN staggered shifts to cover the peak of patients' arrival at ED was also detected. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:36:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:36:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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