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How long do nursing staff take to measure and record patients’ vital signs observations in hospital? a time-and-motion study

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Introduction: Monitoring vital signs in hospital is an important part of safe patient care. However, there are no robust estimates of the workload it generates for nursing staff. This makes it difficult to plan adequate staffing to ensure current monitoring protocols can be delivered.

Objective: To estimate the time taken to measure and record one set of patient's vital signs; and to identify factors associated with the time required to measure and...

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10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.103921

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118
Article number:
103921
Publication date:
2021-03-03
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2021-02-24
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0020-7489
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2021-03-06

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