Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

DICIEMBRE 2006 N° 10 Volumen 9

Instruments based on direct measures for ICY II: NAS (Nursing Activities Score)

Section: Medicion trabajo enfermero

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Subirana Casacuberta M, Solà Arnau I. Instrumentos basados en medidas directas para UCI II: NAS. Metas de Enferm dic 2006/ene 2007; 9(10): 67-71


1Mireia Subirana Casacuberta, 2Ivan Solà Arnau


1Diplomada en Enfermería. Profesora asociada. EUE Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau de Barcelona, adscrita a la UAB. Servicio de Epidemiología Clínica y Salud Pública. Centro Cochrane Iberoamericano. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Clínica.2Licenciado en Psicología y Psicoterapia. Área de Documentación del Centro Cochrane Ibeoamericano. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.

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St. Antoni Maria Claret, 171. 08041 Barcelona.

Contact email: msubirana@santpau.es


This article, the fifth in a series of ten, describes the NAS (Nursing Activities Score), which together with the GRASP (Grace Reynolds Application and Study of PETO) and the TOSS (Time Oriented Score System), presented in the last issue, are instruments based on direct measures created to be applied at intensive care units.
The NAS measure is designed from the identification of those nursing activities that best reflect the work load at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and the assignment of activities, using a specific score based on the time the nurse takes to carry out the assigned task. It is important to point out that these are always measures focusing on that part of nursing care that is quantifiable, that is, that part of nursing relating to the empiric knowledge. It is thus from this line, how the results obtained from the application of such measurement instruments must be considered.


NAS; intensive care; critical patient; instruments; management; work loads; systematic revisiondirect measurement

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Instrumentos basados en medidas directas para UCI II: NAS (Nursing Activities Score)