Accession Number:

ADA477376

Title:

The Variance between Recommended and Nursing Staff Levels at Womack Army Medical Center

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2006-Jun 2007

Corporate Author:

WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to examine Womack Army Medical Centers registered nurse staffing variances between the actual staffing levels and the recommended staffing levels for seven of its inpatient wards. This study considered five possible rationales for the existing variances - workload changes, staff experience, observation patients, recovery patients, and outpatient procedures - for 117 work shifts over a 39-day period. The primary source of data was the 24-Hour Nursing Reports. The registered nurse experience level yielded significance in four of the five accepted regression models. The workload changes and the recovery patients variables each yielded significance in separate models.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE