Patientnärmre vård: En observationsstudie av sjuksköterskans tid för patientnära vård
2014 (Swedish)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, Vol. 34, no 4, 4-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim: To conduct a follow up study to measure registered nurses’ time of direct patientcare after implementation of patientfocused care(PFC).
Background: PFC is an organizational model with the objective to increase both patient participation and health care effectiveness. After areconstruction of wards to single bedrooms in a hospital south of Sweden. PFC was implemented to increase time for direct patientcare inorder to better meet patients’ needs.
Method: Time measured observations were conducted. 20 registered nurses were observed in four different wards at a 525-bed hospital insouth of Sweden after implementation of PFC.
Findings: In a workday of 8,5 hrs, registered nurses spend 6,8 hrs (79,8 %) with work related to patients. Time for directcare was 2 hrs(23,8 %) and time for indirect care was 4,8 hrs (56 %). Indirect care consists of categories such as documentation, report and medical round.
Conclusion: In comparison before implementation of PFC, time for patientrelated care increased by 10,8 %. However, time is spent mainlyat patient indirectcare activities. It is important to also focus on a change of culture in the organization to succeed with an implementationof PFC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 34, no 4, 4-9 p.
Patientfocused care, Patientrelated care, Patient participation, Working hours
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25655DiVA: diva2:780851