Model Development of Nursing Manpower Management in Inpatient Department
Keywords:model development, nursing manpower management
The objective of this research and development was to develop a model of nursing manpower management in Inpatient department. The research involved 7 research participants from the nurse administrators and 50 randomly nurses. It was implemented Mahdjoubi (2009) as a research methodology. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected using mixed methods. The instruments used consisted of two parts 1) the research instrument which were manual of nurse’s working hour management and scheduling program 2) the data collection instruments comprising survey form and discussion guidelines, the model results recording form, and the questionnaire as well as the evaluation form of the model which Cronbach’s alpha coefficient were 0.93 and 0.76. All instruments were checked for content validity. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and content analysis.
The results showed that the model consisted of policy, nurse’s working hours management manual and scheduling program. Managing consisted of 4 strategies: Standard Nurses’ Working Hours Management, Nursing task review, Nursing skills mix, and Clinical supervision. The results after model implementation showed that the nurses’ opinion to the model were at a high level. Most of the patient safety indicators and nurse working hours improved in all wards. Average of nurse’s working hours reduced from 66.8 to 52.5 hours per week.
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