The consistency between planned and actually given nursing care in long-terminstitutional care

Astrid Tuinman*, Mathieu H G de Greef, Evelyn J Finnema, Roos M B Nieweg, Wim P Krijnen, Petrie F Roodbol

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Continuous information exchange between healthcare professionals is facilitated by individualized care plans. Compliance with the planned care as documented in care plans is important to provide person-centered care which contributes to the continuity of care and quality of care outcomes. Using the Nursing Interventions Classification, this study examined the consistency between documented and actually provided interventions by type of nursing staff with 150 residents in long-term institutional care. The consistency was especially high for basic (93%) and complex (79%) physiological care. To a lesser extent for interventions in the behavioral domain (66%). Except for the safety domain, the probability that documented interventions were provided was high for all domains (≥ 91%, p > 0.05). NAs generally provided the interventions as documented. Findings suggest that HCAs worked beyond there scope of practice. The results may have implications for the deployment of nursing staff and are of importance to managers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-570
Number of pages7
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Issue number5
Early online date3-Apr-2020
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2020

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