time and motion studies
Summary: The observation and analysis of movements in a task with an emphasis on the amount of time required to perform the task.
Publications217 found, 100 shown here
- Calculating staffing requirementsKeith Hurst
Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds
Nurs Manag (Harrow) 15:26-34. 2008
- Work flow analysis: eliminating non-value-added workTerry Capuano
Health Care Research, Center for Professional Excellence, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Cedar Crest Boulevard and 178, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
J Nurs Adm 34:246-56. 2004..To evaluate the impact of implemented work environment changes on nursing and support staff roles...
- Nursing time allocation and other considerations for staffingMarilyn B Gran-Moravec
Oregon Health and Science University, Graduate School of Nursing, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA
Nurs Health Sci 7:126-33. 2005..Administering a modified survey which includes a balance of direct and indirect patient care tasks, as well as only those tasks that are truly performed frequently, will increase the relevance of the results...
- Wireless technology improves nursing workflow and communicationsSusan Breslin
St Agnes HealthCare, Baltimore, MD, USA
Comput Inform Nurs 22:275-81. 2004..The results identified a number of significant findings that demonstrate its value from a quantitative and qualitative standpoint. The following article describes this study and its findings...
- Ergonomics and patient handlingKelsey L McCoskey
U S Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Ergonomics Program, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
AAOHN J 55:454-62. 2007..This description may guide selection of the most appropriate and cost-effective patient-handling equipment required for specific units and patients...
- Using the time and motion method to study clinical work processes and workflow: methodological inconsistencies and a call for standardized researchKai Zheng
School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 18:704-10. 2011..To identify ways for improving the consistency of design, conduct, and results reporting of time and motion (T&M) research in health informatics...
- The effect of two different electronic health record user interfaces on intensive care provider task load, errors of cognition, and performanceAdil Ahmed
Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
Crit Care Med 39:1626-34. 2011....
- Time spent in face-to-face patient care and work outside the examination roomAndrew Gottschalk
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Ann Fam Med 3:488-93. 2005..This study documented how physicians spend time during the workday, including time outside the examination room, and compared observed face-to-face patient care time with that reported in NAMCS...
- Workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring: A time-and-motion studyZhihua Tang
School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Crit Care Med 35:2057-63. 2007..To investigate workflow in intensive care unit remote monitoring, a technology-driven practice that allows critical care specialists to perform proactive and continuous patient care from a remote site...
- Understanding the work of intensive care nurses: a time and motion studyM Abbey
Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia michael
Aust Crit Care 25:13-22. 2012..The activities are not necessarily linear actions that occur in a structured manner but are more complex and not well documented. A greater understanding of the type and level of activity assists in informing workload models...
- Where did the day go?--a time-motion study of hospitalistsMatthew D Tipping
Division of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
J Hosp Med 5:323-8. 2010..However, little data exists describing hospitalist workflow and their activities in daily patient care...
- Quantifying the impact of health IT implementations on clinical workflow: a new methodological perspectiveKai Zheng
School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:454-61. 2010..Prior research investigating this effect has shown conflicting results. Recent time and motion studies have consistently found that this impact is negligible; whereas qualitative studies have repeatedly ..
- The impact of e-prescribing on prescriber and staff time in ambulatory care clinics: a time motion studyWilliam Hollingworth
Department of Radiology, University of Washington, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:722-30. 2007..4 minutes/hour; 0.0, 10.7 CI). E-prescribing was not associated with an increase in combined computer and writing time for prescribers. If carefully implemented, e-prescribing will not greatly disrupt workflow...
- Controlled trial of direct physician order entry: effects on physicians' time utilization in ambulatory primary care internal medicine practicesJ M Overhage
Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Regenstrief Health Center, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 8:361-71. 2001..The authors hypothesized that physicians using the Gopher would not spend any more time writing orders than physicians using paper-based methods...
- How much time do nurses have for patients? A longitudinal study quantifying hospital nurses' patterns of task time distribution and interactions with health professionalsJohanna I Westbrook
Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
BMC Health Serv Res 11:319. 2011..We aimed to quantify how nurses distribute their time across tasks, with patients, in individual tasks, and engagement with other health care providers; and how work patterns changed over a two year period...
- Electronic prescribing at the point of care: a time-motion study in the primary care settingEmily Beth Devine
Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Health Serv Res 45:152-71. 2010..Two primary aims were to compare prescribing time between (1) handwritten and electronic (e-) prescriptions and (2) e-prescriptions using differing hardware configurations...
- Primary care physician time utilization before and after implementation of an electronic health record: a time-motion studyLisa Pizziferri
Partners HealthCare System, Inc, Information Systems, USA
J Biomed Inform 38:176-88. 2005..While the EHR did not require more time for physicians during a clinic session, further studies should assess the EHR's potential impact on non-clinic time...
- Physician activities during time out of the examination roomValerie Gilchrist
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, USA
Ann Fam Med 3:494-9. 2005..This study was a systematic investigation of family physician office-based activities outside of the examination room...
- The impact of electronic health records on time efficiency of physicians and nurses: a systematic reviewLise Poissant
Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group, McGill University, Morrice House, 1140 Pine Ave West, Montreal Quebec, Canada H3A 1A3
J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:505-16. 2005..It also identified how the selection of bedside or central station desktop EHRs may influence documentation time for the two main user groups, physicians and nurses...
- Workflow assessment of digital versus computed radiography and screen-film in the outpatient environmentKatherine P Andriole
Department of Radiology, University of California at San Francisco, 94143 0628, USA
J Digit Imaging 15:124-6. 2002..DR and CR can improve workflow and productivity over analog screen-film in a PACS for delivery of projection radiography services in an outpatient environment, but DR requires high volume to be cost effective over CR...
- Evaluation of Fast TrackShane Combs
Joondalup Health Campus, Shenton Avenue, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
Accid Emerg Nurs 15:40-7. 2007..As a result of Fast Track, the Emergency Department waiting area is less congested and staff moral has increased. A further consequence of Fast Track is that nurses are providing more advanced clinical services to patients...
- Waiting times in California's emergency departmentsSusan Lambe
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 94143, USA
Ann Emerg Med 41:35-44. 2003..Yet few data are available on ED waiting times among a heterogeneous group of hospitals serving a distinct geographic region...
- Evaluation of the fast track unit of a university emergency departmentKathleen Nash
University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555 1029, USA
J Emerg Nurs 33:14-20; quiz 90. 2007..The goals of the FT unit included reducing patients' length of stay, improving patients' satisfaction, and decreasing ED overcrowding...
- How do microbiology consultants undertake their jobs? A survey of consultant time and tasks in South West EnglandT Riordan
Public Health Laboratory, Church Lane, Heavitree, Exeter EX2 5AD, UK
J Clin Pathol 55:735-40. 2002....
- Electronic health records in specialty care: a time-motion studyHelen G Lo
Information Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Wellesley, MA, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:609-15. 2007..However, adoption has been slow, and a key concern has been that clinicians will require more time to complete their work using EHRs. Most previous studies addressing this issue have been done in primary care...
- Analyzing the time and value of housestaff inpatient workT R Dresselhaus
Medical Service, San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, University of California, USA
J Gen Intern Med 13:534-40. 1998..Planners can use automated random sampling to guide the rational redesign of housestaff work...
- All in a day's work: an observational study to quantify how and with whom doctors on hospital wards spend their timeJohanna I Westbrook
Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Med J Aust 188:506-9. 2008..To quantify time doctors in hospital wards spend on specific work tasks, and with health professionals and patients...
- What do surgery residents do on their call nights?John M Morton
Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Am J Surg 188:225-9. 2004..Surgical resident education is entering a critical era of achieving core competencies despite work hour restrictions. An assessment of on-call activity is needed to maximize educational merit...
- How hospitalists spend their time: insights on efficiency and safetyKevin J O'Leary
Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
J Hosp Med 1:88-93. 2006..To evaluate the types and frequency of activities that hospitalists perform during routine work, we conducted a time-motion study of hospitalist physicians at our institution...
- Transforming nursing workflow, part 1: the chaotic nature of nurse activitiesPaul Cornell
University of Memphis, Tennessee, TN, USA
J Nurs Adm 40:366-73. 2010..To quantitatively measure workflow and computer use, the activities of 27 medical-surgical RNs were recorded through direct observation...
- Evaluation of humeral head replacements using time-action analysisJoanne P J Minekus
Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 12:152-7. 2003..Limitations of the surgical process that can be improved could be identified. These findings enable the evaluation of new operative techniques, protocols, and instruments...
- Comparative cost-efficiency of the EVOTECH endoscope cleaner and reprocessor versus manual cleaning plus automated endoscope reprocessing in a real-world Canadian hospital endoscopy settingLindy Forte
VALORE Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BMC Gastroenterol 11:105. 2011..The purpose of this economic evaluation was to determine the cost-efficiency of the ECR versus AER methods of endoscopy reprocessing in an actual practice setting...
- Measurement of nursing care time of specific interventions on a hematology-oncology unit related to diagnostic categoriesAndrea Colombo
Faculty of Medicine, San Gerardo University Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca, Monza, Italy
Cancer Nurs 28:476-80. 2005..The results obtained are an estimate of the different daily workload that is required for these categories of patients in selected nursing procedures...
- Effects of a fast-track area on emergency department performanceMiquel Sanchez
Emergency Medicine Section, Emergency Area, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
J Emerg Med 31:117-20. 2006..In conclusion, the opening of a FTA improved ED effectiveness, measured by decreased WT and LOS, without deterioration in the quality of care provided, measured by rates of mortality and revisits...
- Impact of the stage of dementia on the time required for bathing-related care: a pilot study in a Japanese nursing homeNami Kobayashi
Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr, NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
Int J Nurs Stud 41:767-74. 2004..For dressing and undressing, additional time was required when caregivers failed to keep to a specific routine...
- Data visualisation for time series in environmental epidemiologyB Erbas
Department of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
J Epidemiol Biostat 6:433-43. 2001....
- Work interrupted: a comparison of workplace interruptions in emergency departments and primary care officesC D Chisholm
Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Ann Emerg Med 38:146-51. 2001..We sought to determine the number of interruptions and to characterize tasks performed in emergency departments compared with those performed in primary care offices...
- Comparison of efficiencies of three techniques for colon surgeryW Sjoerdsma
Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production, Section Man Machine Systems, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 10:47-53. 2000..To determine the most efficient technique for performing a colectomy, we used the methodology of time-motion analysis...
- Quantitative analysis of the functionality and efficiency of three surgical dissection techniques: a time-motion analysisK T den Boer
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production, The Netherlands
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 9:389-95. 1999..Bipolar scissors were more efficient than were both other techniques, and they coagulated vessels more safely than did monopolar coagulation...
- Emergency department workplace interruptions: are emergency physicians "interrupt-driven" and "multitasking"?C D Chisholm
Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, Methodist Hospital, Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Acad Emerg Med 7:1239-43. 2000..The authors conducted an observational, time-motion task-analysis study to determine the number and types of interruptions in the ED...
- How nurses manage time and work in long-term careB J Bowers
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
J Adv Nurs 33:484-91. 2001..The aim of this study was to better understand the ways in which conditions of work, including staffing, affect how nurses in long-term care (LTC) facilities do their jobs and the quality of care they provide...
- How does fast track affect quality of care in the emergency department?Ayad Al Darrab
Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada
Eur J Emerg Med 13:32-5. 2006....
- Measuring nursing workload in neonatal intensive careKaye Spence
The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia, The University of Melbourne, Australia
J Nurs Manag 14:227-34. 2006..To determine if a suitable method of measuring nursing workload could be developed in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs)...
- The Community Client Need Classification System - a dependency system for community nursesGobnait Byrne
School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
J Nurs Manag 14:437-46. 2006..The aim of this paper was to discuss the predictive validity and reliability of the Community Client Need Classification System (CCNCS), the results of using this tool and public health nurses' satisfaction with the system...
- Computerized rounding in a community hospital surgery residency programJohn Park
Department of Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, USA
J Surg Educ 64:357-60. 2007..This study was intended to assess the amount of time saved using computerized patient information in the form of a personal data assistant (PDA)...
- Physical activities and correlates of clinical nurses in Taipei municipal hospitalsYuh Shwu Lee
Department of Nursing, Kang Ning Junior College of Medical Care and Management, Taipei
J Nurs Res 13:281-92. 2005..Nurses with greater perceived barriers to exercise spend less energy on physical activity. The main influencing factors for perceived barriers to exercise include laziness and lack of time...
- The feminization of the medical work force, implications for Scottish primary care: a survey of Scottish general practitionersBrian McKinstry
Community Health Sciences GP Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 6:56. 2006..However, there is very little information on the actual hours worked by men and women general practitioners or on the types of work they are undertaking...
- The balancing act: patient care time versus costJudith Lloyd Storfjell
Department of Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
J Nurs Adm 38:244-9. 2008..Because nursing wages constitute a high proportion of a hospital's budget, understanding the costs of nursing activities is critical to managing them...
- Care needs of residents in community-based long-term care facilities in TaiwanI Chuan Li
Institute of Community Health Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
J Clin Nurs 14:711-8. 2005....
- Evaluation of a 16-MDCT scanner in an emergency department: initial clinical experience and workflow analysisJan Gralla
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Freiburgstrasse 4, Bern, Switzerland
AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:232-8. 2005..In a prospective study, we evaluated the reliability and workflow of a dedicated emergency department 16-MDCT scanner in the management of patients presenting to the emergency department...
- Caseload management in community children's nursingMary Lewis
Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust
Paediatr Nurs 20:18-22. 2008..This action research project aimed to find ways of managing community children's nursing caseloads that would improve the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of services and inform negotiations with service commissioners...
- Discrepancies in performing target weight assessments in haemodialysis patientsR Kinton
Renal Services Manager, Derby City, General Hospital, UK
EDTNA ERCA J 31:15-8. 2005..Results demonstrated that a variety of reasons determined whether such assessments were carried out, and that there was wide variation as to what nurses considered essential in performing the assessment...
- Intra-unit patient transports: time, motion, and cost impact on hospital efficiencyAnn L Hendrich
Ascension Health, St Louis, MO, USA
Nurs Econ 23:157-64, 147. 2005..Solid evidence to support the improvement of hospital and patient care efficiency through the identification and suggested elimination of waste patterns within the transport process is presented...
- The business case for nursing in long-term careSusan D Horn
Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Policy Polit Nurs Pract 9:88-93. 2008..Thus, after controlling for important variables, more RN time/day was strongly associated with better outcomes and lower societal cost...
- Quantifying nursing workflow in medication administrationCarol A Keohane
Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
J Nurs Adm 38:19-26. 2008..Implications of their findings are discussed...
- The trauma nurse coordinator in Australia and New Zealand: a progress survey of demographics, role function, and resourcesKate Curtis
St George Hospital, Gray St, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
J Trauma Nurs 15:34-42. 2008..Despite where one works, the role components identified are fulfilled to a certain extent. However, trauma centers need to provide the TNC with adequate resources if trauma care systems are to be optimally effective...
- Using the Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III) system as a staffing tool in nursing homesMary Ellen Dellefield
Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing, VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA
Geriatr Nurs 27:160-5. 2006..The lessons learned about the advantages and limitations in using RUG-III as a staffing tool are summarized. These lessons are applicable to RUG-53, the January 2006 refinement of RUG-III...
- Assessing nursing staffing ratios: variability in workload intensityValda V Upenieks
School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8:7-19. 2007....
- The development and testing of a questionnaire to measure complexity of nursing work performed in nursing homes: NCCQ-NHDonna Velasquez
University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, USA
Geriatr Nurs 28:90-8. 2007..A modified version of the original scale can be used to provide scientific evidence on which to base the design of management structures in nursing homes...
- Nursing workload in intensive care units: a study using the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28)Katia Grillo Padilha
School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo, Av Dr Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Intensive Crit Care Nurs 23:162-9. 2007..The Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28) is an instrument that has been used to measure severity of illness and nursing workload in intensive care units (ICUs)...
- Budgeting nursing workload for required minimum data set assessmentsLinda Adams-Wendling
Emporia State University, Newman Division of Nursing, Emporia, KS 66801, USA
J Nurs Manag 15:442-8. 2007..Specifically, the instrument measures the nursing workload of the resident assessment instrument the mandated assessment tool used in nursing facilities...
- Trends in the experiences of hospital-employed registered nurses: results from three national surveysPeter I Buerhaus
Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, The Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Nurs Econ 25:69-79, 55; quiz 80. 2007..At the same time, nurses and others involved in hospital patient care should be encouraged by the improvements that have been made in recent years, despite the presence of a nursing shortage...
- Adjustment of inpatient care reimbursement for nursing intensityJohn M Welton
College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Policy Polit Nurs Pract 7:270-80. 2006....
- Care planning efficiency for nursing facilitiesMarjorie J Bott
University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS, USA
Nurs Econ 25:85-94, 55. 2007..Efficiency varied across the nursing facilities and was not related to number of beds, profit status, or location; however, Medicare-certified facilities were less likely to be efficient...
- Faculty perceptions of the ACGME resident duty hour regulations in family medicineBeth Choby
San Jacinto Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, Baytown, Tex
Fam Med 39:392-8. 2007..This survey examines faculty perceptions of the effect of duty hour changes in academic family medicine...
- Improving medication administration systems: an evaluation studyJocelyn Bennett
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Can Nurse 102:35-9. 2006..Nurses and pharmacists associated the new system with enhanced patient safety and work satisfaction...
- Avoiding prolonged waiting time during busy periods in the emergency department: Is there a role for the senior emergency physician in triage?James P Travers
Department of Emergency Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Eur J Emerg Med 13:342-8. 2006....
- The Warrington workload tool: determining its use in one trustMelissa Baldwin
Colwyn Bay Community Nursing Team, Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust
Br J Community Nurs 11:391-5. 2006..It was also identified that the service needs evidence that their resource needs are met in response to workload tool data to ensure the tool continues to be used in a proactive manner...
- The incidence of upper extremity injuries in endoscopy nursesSusan A Drysdale
Manitoba Chapter Secretary, CSGNA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Gastroenterol Nurs 30:187-92. 2007..Results reveal that for this sample, endoscopy nurses working full-time are at the highest risk for injury, suggesting the importance of ergonomics in the endoscopy suite...
- Performance obstacles of intensive care nursesAyse P Gurses
Division of Health Policy on Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
Nurs Res 56:185-94. 2007..Performance obstacles are the factors that hinder intensive care nurses' capacity to perform their jobs and that are associated closely with their immediate work environment...
- Emergency department patient classification systems: A systematic reviewSusan Williams
Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
Accid Emerg Nurs 14:160-70. 2006..There is a need for a valid and reliable, prospective, emergency department patient classification system to set adequate nurse staffing levels in the UK...
- Enterprise bargaining: a case study in the de-intensification of nursing work in AustraliaEileen Willis
Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Nurs Inq 15:148-57. 2008..The irony of this strategy is that these calculations and tools operate as both a human resource mechanism for maximizing productivity as well as an industrial relations tool for reducing work intensification...
- Clinical staff resource use with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia in acute postoperative pain management: results from a multicenter, prospective, observational studyMargaret Mordin
Covance Market Access Services, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:243-55. 2007..Alternative methods of patient-controlled pain management with similar efficacy that reduces labor resource utilization may be warranted...
- Acuity systems dialogue and patient classification system essentialsKelle Harper
School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
Nurs Adm Q 31:284-99. 2007..Interrater reliability among nurses was 87% with the author's acuity tool...
- Assessment of teacher interruptions on learners during oral case presentationsGlen Yang
Department of Emergency Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Acad Emerg Med 14:521-5. 2007..Studies have only recently begun to investigate the effects of interruptions on physicians in the emergency department (ED)...
- Workload of postanaesthesia care unit nurses and intensive care overflowP Kiekkas
Technical Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Br J Nurs 14:434-8. 2005..Unless there is the appropriate number of personnel, increases in total care time are likely to lead to the neglect of post anaesthesia patients' needs...
- Learning disabilities: a survey of community nurses for people with prevalence of challenging behaviour and contact demandsEamonn Slevin
School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
J Clin Nurs 13:571-9. 2004..68 million people. In this region it is estimated that there are 8500 people with learning disabilities who are in contact with services, this includes around 500 people remaining in hospitals awaiting resettlement...
- Measuring practice patterns among acute care nurse practitionersPeri Rosenfeld
Division of Nursing, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, New York, 10003 6677, USA
J Nurs Adm 33:159-65. 2003..A sound, standardized method for measuring ACNP productivity will assist nursing leaders and administrators to demonstrate the effectiveness and productivity of ACNPs in and across institutions and systems...
- Emergency department contributors to ambulance diversion: a quantitative analysisMichael J Schull
Clinical Epidemiology Unit and the Department of Emergency Services, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ann Emerg Med 41:467-76. 2003..We determine the relationship between physician, nursing, and patient factors on emergency department use of ambulance diversion...
- Measuring relative work values for home care nursing services in JapanYasuko Ogata
Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Chiba University, Chiba shi, Japan
Nurs Res 53:145-53. 2004..To maintain the quality of services in home health nursing provided by Stations, reimbursement needs to account not only for the number of home visits, but also for the time and intensity of nursing services...
- Driving improvement in patient care: lessons from ToyotaDebra N Thompson
UPMC Health System, Pittsburg, PA 15213, USA
J Nurs Adm 33:585-95. 2003..Tracking data further suggest that TPS, with sufficient staff preparation and involvement, has the potential for continuous, lasting, and accelerated improvement in patient care...
- A job analysis of selected health workers in a district health system in KwaZulu-Natal. Part Two: Job analysis of nurses in primary health care settingsS Mbambo
School of Nursing, University of Natal
Curationis 26:42-52. 2003..A clear difference in the roles of different categories of nurses was found, although they have many tasks in common...
- A job analysis of selected health workers in a district health system in KwaZulu-Natal. Part One: Job analysis of nurses in hospital settingsL R Uys
School of Nursing, University of Natal
Curationis 26:32-41. 2003..The specialists type tasks of Registered Nurses were also clear in Operating Theatre settings. The implications of the study are discussed and recommendations are made...
- Disruptive behaviors of older adults in an institutional setting. Staff time required to manage disruptionsElaine Souder
Office of Educational Development, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
J Gerontol Nurs 29:31-6. 2003..Nursing staff did not always intervene in all disruptive behaviors that occurred. When they did intervene, total time to manage a disruptive behavior ranged from 5.7 to 201.5 minutes (mean = 23.1 minutes, SD = 31.9)...
- Staffing and organisation of nursing care in cardiac intensive care units in GreeceAnastasios Merkouris
Nursing Training Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2:123-9. 2003..To explore staffing and organisational characteristics of nursing care in cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) in Greece...
- Repercussions of work schedule congruence among full-time, part-time, and contingent nursesStephen J Havlovic
Department of Management, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, USA
Health Care Manage Rev 27:30-41. 2002..This study explores the combined effects of alternative and preferred work schedules on nurses' satisfaction with their work schedules, perceived patient care quality, and interferences with their personal lives...
- Benchmarking working time in health care: the case of ExcelcareEileen Willis
Department of Palliative Care, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, Flinders University, Adelaide
Aust Health Rev 25:134-40. 2002..This brought into sharp relief disagreements between the various parties over Excelcare timings, but more importantly, it illustrates the unions' strategic use of the Enterprise Bargaining process to de-intensify nursing labour...
- Perceptions of work-time and leisure-time among managers and field staff in a UK primary health care trustReva Berman Brown
Oxford Brookes Business School Research Centre, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX, UK
J Nurs Manag 12:368-74. 2004....
- Can a senior house officer's time be used more effectively?J Mitchell
East Anglian Rotation, UK
Emerg Med J 21:545-7. 2004....
- The physical workload of nursing personnel: association with musculoskeletal discomfortNancy N Menzel
Department of Health Care Environments and Systems, College of Nursing, University of Florida, P O Box 100187, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Int J Nurs Stud 41:859-67. 2004..On units where lifting devices are readily available, musculoskeletal risk may have shifted to the wrist and knee...
- Intravenous fluid therapy: a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of the IV(2) flow medical deviceNesta Fraser
Department of Pharmacology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
J Clin Nurs 16:1593-601. 2007..To investigate the hypothetical benefits of the IV(2) flow medical device...
- Defining the impact of high patient/staff ratios on dialysis social workersSteve Bogatz
Central Connecticut Dialysis, USA
Nephrol News Issues 19:55-60. 2005..Soon after this increase in case ratio, the Connecticut Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CT CNSW) became concerned about the reduced level of social work services available to patients...
- Working under pressure: a pilot study of nurse work in a postoperative settingKaren Willis
School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, Locked Bag 1340G, Launceston 7250, Tasmania, Australia
Clin Nurse Spec 19:87-91; quiz 92-3. 2005..quot; The work is high-pressure and involves, by necessity, multitasking. There are many dimensions of nursing care, but, usually, these are supplied simultaneously...
- Nurses' use of time in a medical-surgical ward with all-RN staffingS Lundgren
Department of Nursing and Institute of Health Care Pedagogics, , Billerudsgatan 1, , Sweden
J Nurs Manag 9:13-20. 2001..CONCLUSION: It can be suggested that the nurses used their time efficiently and, over time, they developed a more coherent way of organizing nursing activities...
- Comparative costs of ertapenem and piperacillin-tazobactam in the treatment of diabetic foot infectionsAlan D Tice
John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:1080-6. 2007..To evaluate potential cost savings, trial data were used to determine the clinical outcomes for i.v. ertapenem given once daily and i.v. piperacillin-tazobactam given every six hours daily in treating diabetic foot infections...
- Life-time studies with capillary electrochromatography columns operated under different conditionsK Walhagen
Institut fur Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, , Mainz, Germany
J Chromatogr A 894:35-43. 2000..95-1.05. The experimental results clearly document that the life-time performance of the CEC capillary columns depends on the eluent composition, as well as the nature of the analytes to which the CEC capillary columns are exposed...
- Computerized system for outcomes-based antiemetic therapy in childrenM T Holdsworth
College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131, USA
Ann Pharmacother 34:1101-8. 2000..To introduce a computerized data collection system used for an outcomes-based approach to antiemetic therapy in children, and to present data collected with this system in support of a new antiemetic dosing regimen...
- Nebulisers or spacers for the administration of bronchodilators to those with asthma attending emergency departments?Naomi Mason
NHLI Division, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Campus, London W6 8RP, UK
Respir Med 102:993-8. 2008..Whether this recommendation is implemented and whether it might affect use of staff time is unknown...
- Radioisotope for occult lesion localisation (ROLL) of the breast does not require extra radiation protection proceduresR S Rampaul
Professorial Unit of Surgery, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
Breast 12:150-2. 2003..Dosimetry data from patients and hospital personnel involved in the use of radioisotope for occult lesion localisation (ROLL) of the breast were collected to determine the need for extra radiation protection procedures...
- How much labor is in a labor epidural? Manpower cost and reimbursement for an obstetric analgesia service in a teaching institutionE D Bell
Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
Anesthesiology 92:851-8. 2000..This study defines the manpower costs of operating an OAS in a tertiary referral center and examines reimbursement for this cost...
- Cost comparison of single daily i.v. doses of ceftriaxone versus continuous infusion of cefotaximeC M Hitt
Hospital Pharmacy Services, Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 54:1614-8. 1997..b>Time and motion studies were conducted to determine the pharmacy and nursing labor required to prepare and administer the ..
- Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Safer Conception Strategies for HIV PreventionJoelle Morgan Brown; Fiscal Year: 2013..I will carry out "micro- costing" and time and motion studies during the implementation of the demonstration project (above) to gather estimates on resources required ..
- VOLUMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE AORTA AND ITS BRANCHESGeoffrey Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Intimate Partner Violence in a Women's Health Clinic PopulationAudrey Saftlas; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Financial incentives for smoking cessationKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- ORGANIZATION AND CONTROL OF MOVEMENTJOHN SOECHTING; Fiscal Year: 2007..Providing sensory feedback would clearly enhance the efficacy of brain-machine interfaces and these results will provide new information about the normal utilization of sensory inflow in the control of movements. ..
- NOVEL ANTIPSYCHOTICS AND STEREOTYPED MOVEMENT DISORDERKarl Newell; Fiscal Year: 2007..of adaptive, goaloriented actions? And (4) Are there differences between the short and long term effects of atypical antipsychotics on aberrant behavior, abnormal movements, and goal-oriented motor task performance? ..
- AGING AND THE COMPLEXITY OF VISUAL-MOTOR BEHAVIORKarl Newell; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Ocular and Manual Tracking of Visual TargetsJOHN SOECHTING; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Financial incentives for smoking cessationKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Impact of LEEP on cervical length and secretionsAudrey Saftlas; Fiscal Year: 2007..Paired statistical techniques, simple and multivariate linear regression, ANOVA, two-way repeated measures ANOVA, and ANCOVA will be used. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- DOMESTIC ABUSE IN PREGNANCY AND ADVERSE BIRTH OUTCOMESAudrey Saftlas; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- EVALUATION OF CHD IN MEN AND WOMEN PRIOR TO FIRST AMIBarbara Yawn; Fiscal Year: 2002..In addition, we will provide specific information on current gender-related practice patterns. This information can be used to inform future practice recommendations. ..
- Impact of resident work hour rules on errors and qualityKevin Volpp; Fiscal Year: 2007..Results from this study will be central to any future efforts to reduce errors in teaching hospitals through resident work hour reform. ..
- Dose of Early Therapeutic Mobility: Does Type or Frequency of Activity Matter? Chris Winkelman; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study is a preliminary step in the investigation of the optimal "dose" of ETM activity in mechanically ventilated patients and has the potential to improve recovery from critical illness. ..
- TRIP for postpartum depression (TRIPPD)Barbara Yawn; Fiscal Year: 2009..Equally importantly, it will provide information necessary to translate this evidence into 9eneral primary care practices. ..
- Evaluation of Exposure Measurement ErrorElaine Symanski; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Maternal-Fetal HLA Sharing and Risk of PreeclampsiaAudrey Saftlas; Fiscal Year: 2004..05. The proposed study may be the first to examine the effects of maternal-fetal HLA sharing in an adequately powered epidemiological framework. ..
- Maternal overnutrition and offspring fat mass, metabolic and vascular function.Debbie Lawlor; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- VIRTUAL REALITY IN BALANCE DISORDERSSusan Whitney; Fiscal Year: 2007..The data derived from the above three goals will help direct a randomized clinical trial that will assist in determining if virtual reality is an effective method of intervention with persons with vestibular dysfunction. ..
- Improving Radiologist Detection of Lung Nodules with CADGeoffrey Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- A PRESCRIPTION FOR ENHANCING RESIDENT QUALITY OF LIFEAnn Kolanowski; Fiscal Year: 2008..This study holds promise for improving quality of life for nursing home residents with dementia by using theoretically based activities to respond to their needs. ..
- Central mechanisms of chronic trigeminal painGEOFFREY GERSTNER; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Impact of Nurse Work Environment on Rural Quality of Care and Clinical OutcomesMarianne Baernholdt; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Understanding Change in Physical Activity PostpartumKELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2009..This proposal directly addresses the need to better understand multi-level factors involved in physical activity behavior change, RFA #CA-04-009 "Mechanisms of Physical Activity Behavior Change". ..
- Development of Improved Earphone for Hearing TestingRobert Margolis; Fiscal Year: 2008..In this project an earphone is being developed that can be used in both automated and manual testing and will significantly increase the efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Spousal communication and cancer prevention behaviorKELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2006..The long-term goal of this research is to develop better interventions which help prevent cancer, and other chronic health conditions, by involving spouses in preventive behavior change programs. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Progestin Levels and Inflammation in PostmenopausePeifeng Hu; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- CANCER AWARENESS NETWORK FOR IMMIGRANT MINORITY POPULATIFrancesca Gany; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Consumer Influences of Treatment of DepressionRichard Kravitz; Fiscal Year: 2004..e., should DTCA be further regulated?) while also contributing to our understanding of the social influences on diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care settings. ..
- ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCHSouraya Sidani; Fiscal Year: 2004..This data set will permit the conduct of simulation-type analyses to identify the contribution of the methodological and conceptual factors to the validity of conclusions in clinical research. ..
- SCAR TRIP Conference: Transforming Medical ImagingKatherine Andriole; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- WANDERING-- BACKROUND AND PROXIMAL FACTORSDonna Algase; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Effects of Antioxidants and Inflammation in Older PeoplePeifeng Hu; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Effects of a Hip Fracture Prevention Website for SeniorsEun Shim Nahm; Fiscal Year: 2007..In addition, a follow-up study will be conducted to ascertain effectiveness of the TSW for other older adults' health problems (i.e., hypertension) that can be prevented or managed in the community. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Raising Literacy and Capacity for Incontinence and Skin Care in DementiaDonna Bliss; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- A New Walking Aid to Prevent FallsElizabeth Protas; Fiscal Year: 2004..The WalkAbout will be compared to existing devices in terms of safety as well as the promotion of a proper gait while walking. Ease of use for both the user and the caregiver will be assessed. ..
- Impact of Fiber Fermentation on Fecal IncontinenceDonna Bliss; Fiscal Year: 2007..Differences among the measures of the groups after supplementation will be compared after controlling for baseline values of these measures using ANCOVA. ..
- NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San DiegoTheodore Chan; Fiscal Year: 2004..UCSD ED investigators will be responsible for following up on difficult to reach) patients. Local data and survey results will be submitted to the R-25 and R-21 sites for analysis. ..
- Nursing Home IT: Optimal Medication and Care DeliverySusan Horn; Fiscal Year: 2006..Distill and summarize lessons learned about what is critical for successful implementation of HIT in nursing homes, including facilitators, barriers, and strategies to address them. ..
- Feasibility of a Theory-Based Online Hip Fracture Resource Center for CaregiversEun Shim Nahm; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Peptides surface modification to prevent stent blockageJoseph Leung; Fiscal Year: 2006..The results may shed new lights in the prevention of chronic implanted medical device related infections and specifically in prolonging plastic stent patency. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Automated Test of Word Recognition - Phase IIRobert Margolis; Fiscal Year: 2006..A pilot study will test the method on a Spanish-language speech-recognition test. [unreadable] [unreadable]..