The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.
Time and Motion Studies
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.
Planning and control of time to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Medical Staff, Hospital
Practice Management, Medical
The field of nursing care concerned with the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
Task Performance and Analysis
The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.
Work Schedule Tolerance
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling Information Systems
Computer-based systems for use in personnel management in a facility, e.g., distribution of caregivers with relation to patient needs.
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.
Referral and Consultation
Attitude of Health Personnel
Institutional night care of patients.
Anesthesia Department, Hospital
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Surgery Department, Hospital
An excessive stress reaction to one's occupational or professional environment. It is manifested by feelings of emotional and physical exhaustion coupled with a sense of frustration and failure.
Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in an organized facility, institution, or agency.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Place or physical location of work or employment.
The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of data through the application of computers applied to the field of nursing.
Professional nurses who have completed postgraduate training in the administration of anesthetics and who function under the responsibility of the operating surgeon.
Appointments and Schedules
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Education, Medical, Graduate
Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.
Internship and Residency
Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.
The practice of nursing by licensed, non-registered persons qualified to provide routine care to the sick.
Work of Breathing
RESPIRATORY MUSCLE contraction during INHALATION. The work is accomplished in three phases: LUNG COMPLIANCE work, that required to expand the LUNGS against its elastic forces; tissue resistance work, that required to overcome the viscosity of the lung and chest wall structures; and AIRWAY RESISTANCE work, that required to overcome airway resistance during the movement of air into the lungs. Work of breathing does not refer to expiration, which is entirely a passive process caused by elastic recoil of the lung and chest cage. (Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology, 8th ed, p406)
Clinical Nursing Research
Research carried out by nurses in the clinical setting and designed to provide information that will help improve patient care. Other professional staff may also participate in the research.
Radiology Department, Hospital
Nursing Administration Research
Research concerned with establishing costs of nursing care, examining the relationships between nursing services and quality patient care, and viewing problems of nursing service delivery within the broader context of policy analysis and delivery of health services (from a national study, presented at the 1985 Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN) meeting).
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Surgical Procedures, Operative
The oxygen consumption level above which aerobic energy production is supplemented by anaerobic mechanisms during exercise, resulting in a sustained increase in lactate concentration and metabolic acidosis. The anaerobic threshold is affected by factors that modify oxygen delivery to the tissues; it is low in patients with heart disease. Methods of measurement include direct measure of lactate concentration, direct measurement of bicarbonate concentration, and gas exchange measurements.
Emergency Service, Hospital
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Health Care Surveys
Primary Health Care
Moving or bringing something from a lower level to a higher one. The concept encompasses biomechanic stresses resulting from work done in transferring objects from one plane to another as well as the effects of varying techniques of patient handling and transfer.
The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Quality of Health Care
A measurement of OXYGEN uptake in a sitting, resting person (resting oxygen consumption), varying with age, sex, race, and other factors. In normal adult men, one MET is approximately 3.5 ml O2/kg/min of body weight. Oxygen uptake during activities or work can be measured in METs which can be use to determine health status and exercise prescription.
The release of GLUCOSE from GLYCOGEN by GLYCOGEN PHOSPHORYLASE (phosphorolysis). The released glucose-1-phosphate is then converted to GLUCOSE-6-PHOSPHATE by PHOSPHOGLUCOMUTASE before entering GLYCOLYSIS. Glycogenolysis is stimulated by GLUCAGON or EPINEPHRINE via the activation of PHOSPHORYLASE KINASE.
Economic aspects of the nursing profession.
Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.
Costs and Cost Analysis
Respiratory Therapy Department, Hospital
Dedication or commitment shown by employees to organizations or institutions where they work.