The Navy Medical Department's Workload Management System for Nursing (Patient Classification and Staffing Allocation). Self-Instructional Workbook
NAVAL SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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The research on which this autotutorial is based was the joint effort of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps to develop a patient classification system which would not only capture the professional nurses workload based on the patients acuity of illness, but which would also give direction for staffing based on direct and indirect nursing care requirements. The Nursing Care Hours Standards Study conducted at the Health Care Studies Division of the Academy of Health Sciences produced the mean tasking times on which this work is based. Acting on the recommendations of a consulting firm, Health Management Systems, contracted by the Chief, Army Nurse Corps, efforts were made to create a patient classification system which would meet the needs of both the Navy and the Army Nurse Corps. It was felt that the work already accomplished by the Navy, linked with the time standards and task frequencies determined in the Nursing care Hour Standards study met the criteria recommended by the HMS Consultants. The linkage of data from both projects resulted in a system titled The Workload Management System for Nursing. The Nursing Research staffs at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Naval School of Health Sciences joined resources and developed a research project designed to test the validity and reliability of the new system. This workbook is the product of the extensive research and evaluation which went into this project.
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