Accession Number : ADA254300


Title :   The Relationship between the Level of Nurse Staffing and Nursing Incidents


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Helm, Susan J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254300.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : Determined the relationship between the level of nurse staffing and nursing incidents. The study was based on two samples: (1) nursing incident data (N=80) and workload management statistics for six nursing units; and (2) daily workload data (N-213) for one medical-surgical unit, regardless of incident occurrence. Data, for both samples, were separated into tow groups based on levels of staffing, and one group recommended staffing. Analysis of data revealed that at times of incident occurrence, variant staffing was the mode. The recommended and variant staffing levels for type of incident did not differ significantly.


Descriptors :   *NURSES , *NURSING , THESES , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , WORKLOAD


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE