Nursing Care Delivery Models

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Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery
Key Concepts
Staffing for health care organizations
Patient classification systems
Nursing care delivery models
Critical pathways
Nursing case management
Activities to ensure an adequate number
and mix of team members
Staffing considerations
Patient needs
Staff satisfaction
Organizational needs
Meeting Patient Needs
Primary considerations
Number of patients
Intensity of care required
Staff experience and preparation
Patient classification systems/acuity level
Categorize patients according to care needs
Classification System Considerations
Age and functional ability
Communication skills
Cultural and linguistic diversities
Severity/urgency of the admitting condition
Scheduled procedures
Ability to meet health care requisites
Availability of social supports
Other specific needs
(Recommended by the American Nurses Association)
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