Nursing workload in specialized Semi-intensive Therapy unit: workforce size criteria

  • Armando dos Santos Trettene Universidade Paulista
  • Aline Godoi Luiz Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais
  • Ana Paula Ribeiro Razera Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais
  • Thaís de Oliveira Maximiano Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais
  • Flavia Maria Ravagnani Neves Cintra Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais
  • Laressa Manfio Monteiro Universidade Estadual Paulista

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To assess the nursing workload (NW) in Semi-intensive Therapy Unit, specialized in the care of children with Craniofacial anomalies and associated syndromes; to compare the amount of workforce required according to the Nursing Activities Score (NAS) and the COFEN Resolution 293/04. METHOD Cross-sectional study, whose sample was composed of 72 patients. Nursing workload was assessed through retrospective application of the NAS. RESULTS the NAS mean was 49.5%. Nursing workload for the last day of hospitalization was lower in patients being discharged to home (p<0.001) and higher on the first compared to last day of hospitalization (p< 0.001). The number of professionals required according to NAS was superior to the COFEN Resolution 293/04, being 17 and 14, respectively. CONCLUSION the nursing workload corresponded to approximately 50% of the working time of nursing professional and was influenced by day and outcome of hospitalization. The amount of professionals was greater than that determined by the existing legislation.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Trettene, A., Luiz, A., Razera, A., Maximiano, T., Cintra, F., & Monteiro, L. (2015). Nursing workload in specialized Semi-intensive Therapy unit: workforce size criteria . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(6), 958-963. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000600012
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