Services on Demand
Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
On-line version ISSN 1984-0446
FAKIH, Flávio Trevisan; CARMAGNANI, Maria Isabel Sampaio and CUNHA, Isabel Cristina Kowal Olm. Nursing personnel downsizing in a teaching hospital. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.2, pp.183-187. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672006000200012.
The objective of this study was to ajust the downsizing of nursing personnel in a teaching hospital to the resolution of Federal Nursing Council no. 293/2004. The classification of patients in levels of complexity care was done and the required time for the nurse care also was verified. The present number of employees was compared to the measured one. The outcomes showed the levels of patients' care complexity is on intermediate care (42%), and the required time to the nurse care was greater on intensive care patients (42%). The present staff has a deficit of 205 nurses and an exceding of 284 professionals of techinical college level.
Keywords : Nursing; Personal downsizing; Nursing staff; Nursing care.