Educating Physicians on the Workload Management Systems for Nursing
Final rept. Jul 1989-Jul 1990
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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This project was intended to solve the problem of the lack of physician knowledge at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas, about the Workload Management System for Nursing WMSN. It explores what nurses think physicians should know about nursing to perform their physician tasks in a manner that uses the scarce resources of nursing in the most efficient way possible. The objectives of the study were to determine what the physician needs to know, and create a method for teaching it and evaluate the physician needs to knowledge that is expected to result from the education. An interview process was used with a group of nurses familiar with the WMSN to determine what physicians needed to know about the WMSN. This resulted in the development of a survey instrument that represents the sets of WMSN knowledge required by physicians. The second step of the project was to develop a curriculum based on the knowledge sets. This initial curriculum was taught to a group of physicians at Irwin Army Community Hospital. The physicians took a pre-test and a post- test, to assist in validating the change in their knowledge and to adjust the material to their needs.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations