Measuring neonatal nursing workload.
A dependency scale has been devised for the assessment of the needs of neonates for nursing time.
It has been validated by work studies which have shown that nonsurgical babies can be grouped into one of two categories: high dependency babies generating a mean (SD) 25 (5) minutes and low dependency babies generating 12 (3) minutes of nursing work per hour, when the work is averaged out over the whole shift.
Any one of five simple and unambiguous criteria serve as robust markers for identifing more than 95% of babies regularly generating more than 15 minutes of nursing work per hour.
The scale is simpler, can be applied more rapidly, and with greater consistency, than other currently available neonatal dependency scales.
Mots-clés Pascal : Charge travail, Néonatologie, Nouveau né, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Besoin, Evaluation, Dépendance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Work load, Neonatology, Newborn, Human, Health staff, Need, Evaluation, Dependence
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0588363
Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 199406.