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Application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method to predict nursing human resources at a Family Health Service.

Bonfim D, Laus AM, Leal AE, Fugulin FM, Gaidzinski RR - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2016)

Bottom Line: verify the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method in the prediction of nursing human resources at a Family Health service. descriptive and quantitative study, undertaken at a Family Health service in the city of São Paulo.The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need index amounted to 0.6 for nurses and 1.0 for nursing technicians/auxiliary nurses. the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method was relevant to identify the components of the nursing professionals' workload.Therefore, it is recommendable as a nursing staffing tool at Family Health services, contributing to the access and universal health coverage.

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Affiliation: Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: verify the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method in the prediction of nursing human resources at a Family Health service.

Method: descriptive and quantitative study, undertaken at a Family Health service in the city of São Paulo. The set of sequential operations recommended in the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method was used: definition of the professional category, type of health service and calculation of Available Work Time; definition of workload components; identification of mean time for workload components; dimensioning of staff needs based on the method, application and interpretation of the data.

Result: the workload proposed in the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method to nursing technicians/auxiliary nurses was balanced with the number of professionals available at the Family Health service. The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need index amounted to 0.6 for nurses and 1.0 for nursing technicians/auxiliary nurses.

Conclusion: the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method was relevant to identify the components of the nursing professionals' workload. Therefore, it is recommendable as a nursing staffing tool at Family Health services, contributing to the access and universal health coverage.

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- Number of nurses required at a Family Health Service (FHS) according toWISN method. São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2011
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f02: - Number of nurses required at a Family Health Service (FHS) according toWISN method. São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2011

Mentions: The number of nursing professionals required, according to the professional category, isdemonstrated in Figures 2 and 3, which summarize the workload components, the steps proposed inthe WISN method and the analysis and interpretation of the data.


Application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method to predict nursing human resources at a Family Health Service.

Bonfim D, Laus AM, Leal AE, Fugulin FM, Gaidzinski RR - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2016)

- Number of nurses required at a Family Health Service (FHS) according toWISN method. São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2011
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f02: - Number of nurses required at a Family Health Service (FHS) according toWISN method. São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2011
Mentions: The number of nursing professionals required, according to the professional category, isdemonstrated in Figures 2 and 3, which summarize the workload components, the steps proposed inthe WISN method and the analysis and interpretation of the data.

Bottom Line: verify the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method in the prediction of nursing human resources at a Family Health service. descriptive and quantitative study, undertaken at a Family Health service in the city of São Paulo.The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need index amounted to 0.6 for nurses and 1.0 for nursing technicians/auxiliary nurses. the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method was relevant to identify the components of the nursing professionals' workload.Therefore, it is recommendable as a nursing staffing tool at Family Health services, contributing to the access and universal health coverage.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Objective: verify the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method in the prediction of nursing human resources at a Family Health service.

Method: descriptive and quantitative study, undertaken at a Family Health service in the city of São Paulo. The set of sequential operations recommended in the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method was used: definition of the professional category, type of health service and calculation of Available Work Time; definition of workload components; identification of mean time for workload components; dimensioning of staff needs based on the method, application and interpretation of the data.

Result: the workload proposed in the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method to nursing technicians/auxiliary nurses was balanced with the number of professionals available at the Family Health service. The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need index amounted to 0.6 for nurses and 1.0 for nursing technicians/auxiliary nurses.

Conclusion: the application of the Workload Indicators of Staffing Need method was relevant to identify the components of the nursing professionals' workload. Therefore, it is recommendable as a nursing staffing tool at Family Health services, contributing to the access and universal health coverage.

No MeSH data available.