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Benchmarkıng ındıcators nursing workload ın Intensıve Care Unıts

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Thomai Kollia, Georgios Argyriou, Evangelia Prevyzi, Athanasia Nestor, Anastasia Kotanidou, Christina Marvaki

Abstract


Introduction: The high and continues increasing nursing workload in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a remarkable increase in mortality factor of heavy ill patients.

Aim: The aim of this study was a comparison evaluation between the score of Nursing Workload (NW), Nursing Activity Score (NAS) and Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Score (CNIS) in nurses who treat critically ill patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Material and Methods: The studied population was 100 patients who were hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU) hospitals in Athens and private clinic of Piraeus. It was used a special designed questionnaire by the researchers based on Nursing Activity Score (NAS) score and Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Score (CNIS) score. Data analysis was performed with the statistical package SPSS 17.0.

Results: The 56% of study were men. The average age of the sample was 74 ± 15 years. The average Nursing Activity Score (NAS) for the first 10 days of hospitalization was 55, 4 ± 4, 9 and Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Score (CNIS) was 129, 5 ± 15, 4. Compared with indicators gravity nursing workload, with prognostic score APACHE II, SAPS II, the Glasgow scale and with laboratory markers creatinine and white blood showed that the Nursing Activity Score (NAS) and Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Score (CNIS) indicators a statistically significant difference (p = 0.005 and p <0.001, respectively) compared with patient outcome.

Conclusions: The nursing workload (NW) as measured on scales Nursing Activity Score (NAS) and Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Score (CNIS).  Both scales are equality and validity. Similarly, the outcome of these patients was associated with disease severity as measured by the score APACHE II and SAPS II.


Keywords


Nursing Workload (NW); Nursing Activity Score (NAS); Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Score (CNIS); ICU; nursing care.

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