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Nursing

Quiz 16 :

Staffing and Scheduling

Quiz 16 :

Staffing and Scheduling

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What does a nurse staffing plan take into account?
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B

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An important aspect of managing the costs on a unit is to plan accurately for staffing needs.Nurse managers use staffing plans to:
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C

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In a job interview for a staff position,which of the following indicates your knowledge of patient safety?
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C

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The difference between staffing and scheduling is that staffing:
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A nurse manager must also consider a number of internal variables that will affect staffing patterns.Which of the following is an internal variable to be considered?
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The number of adverse events such as falls and pressure ulcers on your unit is increasing.An ideal staffing plan to address this issue would include which of the following?
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A particular classification system assigns revenue according to the functional capacity of patients and the progression of patients during their stay in rehabilitation units.More independent patient activities such as prompted voiding require higher staff utilization than do dependent activities but do not result in increased staff resources.This is an example of:
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In the past year,you have noticed an increase in patient falls on your unit.In reading studies related to staffing and patient outcomes,you realize that you will need to plan for:
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Scheduling is a function of implementing the staffing plan by assigning unit personnel to work specific hours and specific days of the week.To retain nursing staff,the nurse manager must schedule:
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A nurse manager uses many sources of data when planning the unit's workload for the year.Which of the following data must be considered in the planning?
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In evaluating mortality rates,the head nurse on the cardiac unit is surprised to find that they are higher on the weekend than on weekdays.In exploring the reasons for this apparent anomaly,the head nurse focuses on:
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To reduce reliance on overtime hours,an organization develops a strategy for floating nurses during staff shortages.To maximize patient safety and reduce costs,the health care organization:
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To prepare staffing schedules,a nurse manager needs to calculate paid nonproductive time.When calculating paid nonproductive time,the nurse manager considers:
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A small rural hospital has been designated as a critical access hospital.It has 40 beds and an average occupancy rate of 34 beds.To prepare the staffing,the chief nursing officer computes the occupancy as being;
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A nurse manager must consider a number of external variables when preparing the personnel budget and projecting the unit's staffing needs.An external consideration is:
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Staff members on your unit raise concern that the number of acutely ill patients on the unit is rising and responsiveness in addressing these needs through appropriate staffing is lacking.They point to increased incidences of adverse and sentinel events on the unit.To address this concern,the best action for your hospital organization is to:
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Factor evaluation systems involve classification systems in which:
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As the unit manager you post the staffing plan and compliance reports.This initiative is aimed at:
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A busy neurologic intensive care unit and a step-down unit are most likely to use which patient classification system?
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To maintain patient safety,studies suggest that scheduling should avoid which of the following?
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