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Sizing personnel: evaluation of nursing in obstetric and mixed pediatric intensive care units

Dimensionamento de pessoal: avaliação da enfermagem em unidades de terapia intensiva obstétrica e pediátrica mista
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Mendes, Rodrigo Nonato Coelho; Carmo, Amanda de Figueirôa Silva; Salum, Rosana Dourado Loula; Gusmão-Filho, Fernando Antônio Ribeiro de; Vidal, Suely Arruda; Santos, Viviane Euzébia Perreira

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Abstract Objectives: To assess the adequacy of nursing staff and understand how these professionals perceive this issue. Methods: evaluative, exploratory, descriptive, quantitative and qualitative study, developed in Obstetric and Mixed Pediatric ICUs for the Hospital Don Malan / IMIP in Petrolina-PE. Was calculated the scaling nursing and 13 semistructured interviews were conducted, analyzed according to Bardin. Results: Mixed Pediatric ICU has correct number of staff and Obstetric decreasing the frame. The units have shortage of nurses and an incorrect distribution by category/ bed. It was observed that the nursing staff of the Pediatric ICUs Mixed considers its high workload, while in the ICU Obstetric this was considered mild. Conclusion: The scaling of nursing without compliance with the current legislation may compromise the quality of care offered, especially in units of critical care.
Keywords intensive care medicine; hospital; nursing staff; workload; nursing; quality; layoffs
Classification Health Policy
Free Keywords nursing assessment; personnel downsizing; nursing; workload; intensive care units
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3706-3716
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 2
DOI 10.9789/2175-5361.2013v5n2p3706
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence