Rowat, Anne M, Chalmers, Campbell and Rennie, Dianne (2007) Determining nursing staffing levels for stroke beds in Scotland. In: Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum, 2007.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Background: National guidelines suggest that at the very least there should be one whole time equivalent (WTE) nurse per stroke bed with a skill mix ratio of two registered nurses to one unregistered nurse. The aim of this study was determine nursing staff levels in stroke units in Scotland.
Methods: Questionnaires asking for information on staffing levels and skill mix were sent to 46 stroke units throughout Scotland.
Results: On average there were 1.1 whole time equivalent (WTE) nurses for each stroke bed. Only 3 NHS Boards had a skill mix ratio of registered and unregistered nurses of at least 2:1
Conclusion: These data describe typical nurse staffing levels and skill mix ratio for stroke units in Scotland and will serve as a benchmark for future audits and research studies of stroke unit care
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Stroke; nursing levels; skills;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610.7 Medical education, research & nursing > 610.73 Nursing|
|Library of Congress Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Lyn Gibson|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2012 14:55|
|Last Modified:||12 Mar 2012 14:55|
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