Nursing Activities Score and demand of nursing work in intensive care *

  title={Nursing Activities Score and demand of nursing work in intensive care *},
  author={Illoma Rossany Lima Leite and Grazielle Roberta Freitas da Silva and K{\'a}tia G Padilha},
Objective: To measure and characterize the workload of nurses in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by applying the Nursing Activities Score (NAS). Methods: A descriptive, quantitative, retrospective study, conducted in one ICU of a Philanthropic Hospital in Teresina – PI (Brazil), from September to October 2010, with a sample of 66 patients. There were 285 measurements of the NAS performed. Results: With regards to nursing workload, there was a mean total score of 68.1% for the NAS (51.5% and 108.3… CONTINUE READING

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