Accession Number : ADA138389

Title :   Scheduling Options Utilized in Departments of Nursing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 81-31 Jul 83,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Frelin,A J

PDF Url : ADA138389

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Study was assigned as part of AMEDD Study Program FY 83. An extensive literature review was accomplished to include summarization and critique of various reported methodologies. Examples of non-traditional scheduling options were described, evaluated for usefulness in the AMEDD and illustrated using 'model nursing units' schedules. Conclusions reached were: (1) that there are multiple scheduling options cited in the literature which are reported to increase staff satisfaction without impacting negatively on existing quality of nursing care; (2) that many of the options available can be tested within the AMEDD system without structural change in personnel management; and (3) civilian personnel policies do not preclude trail and/or implementation with the AMEDD. The investigator recommends trail implementation within the AMEDD and results reported for possible generalization.

Descriptors :   *Nursing, Scheduling, Time, Hospitals, Models, Quality

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE