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Keywords:

  • Classification;
  • integrative review;
  • nursing human resource;
  • workload

Purpose

To synthesize evidence related to the use of the Nursing Interventions Classification in order to identify nursing workload.

Method

An integrative literature review was conducted in June 2013.

Findings

The search strategy yielded a total of 111 references, 18 of which were retrieved, read, and evaluated for relevance. A set of 10 articles met the selection criteria.

Conclusion

A review of papers regarding the Nursing Interventions Classification and workload revealed the following themes: the identification of nursing interventions in areas of expertise and estimated times for their completion, the distribution of interventions in direct and indirect care, and the prevalence of the type of care in a given healthcare setting.