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Nursing care time and quality indicators for adult intensive care: correlation analysis
REVISTA LATINO-AMERICANA DE ENFERMAGEM, RIBEIRAO PRETO, v. 20, n. 4, pp. 651-658, JUL-AUG, 2012
Garcia, Paulo Carlos
Fugulin, Fernanda Maria Togeiro
The objective of this quantitative, correlational and descriptive study was to analyze the time the nursing staff spends to assist patients in Adult Intensive Care Units, as well as to verify its correlation with quality care indicators. The average length of time spent on care and the quality care indicators were identified by consulting management instruments the nursing head of the Unit employs. The average hours of nursing care delivered to patients remained stable, but lower than official Brazilian agencies' indications. The correlation between time of nursing care and the incidence of accidental extubation indicator indicated that it decreases with increasing nursing care delivered by nurses. The results of this investigation showed the influence of nursing care time, provided by nurses, in the outcome of care delivery.