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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-19
  • Title
    Workload Measurement in Determining Staffing Levels
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    International Council of Nurses
  • Year
    2004
  • Author
    Wiskow C
  • Description
    [Excerpt from publisher] Finding the appropriate tool to measure workload is key in deciding appropriate staffing levels that permit the delivery of quality services. Low staffing levels and increasingly heavy workloads threaten the delivery of quality patient care. The use of workload measurement tools to determine minimum nurse staffing levels has been given greater attention in recent years. This monograph reviews the complexity of nursing work and the challenge of determining safe staffing levels.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    nursing workload; nursing workload mananagement; nursing workload measure systems; skill mix; safe staffing
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