Measuring the Requirements for Nursing Care in the Acute Head Trauma Patient


  • Gloria Gilbert Mayer EdD RN FAAN,

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  • Robert F. Buckley RN CRRN,

  • Kathleen V. Storrie BSN RN CIRS,

  • Carolyn Zehner BSN RN CRRN,

  • Monica Wann RN CRRN,

  • Charles Braden RN CRRN,

  • Ronido Mendoza Vestil BBA RN CRRN,

  • Thomas L. White RN CRRN

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A measuring tool to assess the requirements for nursing care, define patient care goals, and document progress was developed in a 57-bed head trauma sub-acute rehabilitation center. The process of tool development and reliability testing is described.