The Ambulatory Care Workload Management System for Nursing Reference Manual
Final rept. 1988-1991,
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The purpose of this reference manual is to provide ambulatory care managers a tool to measure and translate patient acuity into nursing manpower requirements. In the Ambulatory Care Workload Management System for Nursing AC WMSN model, quantification of required nursing hours for patient care is based upon nursing activities that are critical in quantifying staffing for patient care. The ACWMSN is specifically designed to assist medical treatment facilities MTFs to meet accreditation standards for professional and paraprofessional nurse staffing. Ambulatory care nursing services of JCAHO accredited MTFs must develop hospital-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how the nursing care needs of patients or patient populations are assessed, evaluated, and met. AAANA standards also require nursing service staffing to meet patient care requirements.
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