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what is meant by "nursing staff resource"?

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by lola8penny lola8penny (Member) Member

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Hi, I'm working on a care plan and I have this question that I do not understand. I guess I am confused by "nursing staff resources".. I am not asking for anyone to do my homework, i am just trying to understand what is meant by this so I can answer the question.

"Describe how you demonstrated or witnessed appropriate use of nursing staff resources to provide care in a cost effective manner."

Thank you in advance

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Double-Helix has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU.

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In my opinion, "nursing staff resources" would include the staff nurses, LPNs and ancillary staff such as unlicensed assistive personnel available on the unit to provide patient care.

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In English, this question means, "How did the charge nurse make assignments to provide the best level of care to the patients currently on the floor? How did he or she make those decisions, based on what?"

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Buyer beware has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in GENERAL.

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Hi, I'm working on a care plan and I have this question that I do not understand. I guess I am confused by "nursing staff resources".. I am not asking for anyone to do my homework, i am just trying to understand what is meant by this so I can answer the question.

"Describe how you demonstrated or witnessed appropriate use of nursing staff resources to provide care in a cost effective manner."

Thank you in advance

Have no fear student. The designation of "nursing staff resource' is commonly found in accounting jargon.

It refers to and is tabulated by the bean counters on a 1-10 scale in the order of importance for the safe administration of all corporate owned hospitals such as those run by Tenet and HCA in my region of the country.

As such, on that aforementioned scale, the "nursing staff resource" is usually rated a 2-3 just above janitorial vomit shavings and just about tied with routine cesspool maintenance.

I hope this clears up any confusion as to the deep esteem nursing staff is given by most hospital administrations.

Hope this helps.

Edited by Buyer beware
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