Nursing resource implications of the unoccupied bed
Collins, Bronwyn, Fleming, Lesley, Hine, Bette-Anne, Stevenson, Johanna, Veach, Kate, Anderson, Sue, Mawson, Tim, & Webster, Joan (2010) Nursing resource implications of the unoccupied bed. The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(4), pp. 13-17.
Objective: To explore the specific factors that impact on nursing resources in relation to the ‘unoccupied bed’.
Design: Descriptive observational
Setting: Multiple wards in single site, tertiary referral hospital
Main outcome measure: Identification and classification of tasks related to the unoccupied bed.
Results: Our study identified three main areas of nursing work, which centre on the ‘unoccupied bed’: 1) bed preparation for admission; 2) temporary transfer; 3) bed preparation post patient discharge.
Conclusion: The unoccupied bed is not resource neutral and may involve considerable nursing time. The time associated with each of the reasons for the bed being unoccupied remains to be quantified.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Published version also freely available via Official URL.|
|Keywords:||unoccupied bed, nursing management, healthcare costs, nursing time|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.|
|Deposited On:||31 Aug 2010 10:18|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:29|
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