Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
In outpatient settings, the role of nurses has shifted from episodic, reactive care to management of patients with higher acuity. In a pediatric outpatient clinic specializing in burn injuries, it became apparent that the lack of an acuity tool to measure patient complexity challenged efficient nurse staffing and patient satisfaction. In this improvement project we developed a patient acuity tool that would help to determine nurse staffing, improve workload efficiencies, and improve the delivery of care.
Swan-Mahony, Arlene, "The Development And Validation Of An Acuity Tool In A Pediatric Outpatient Burn Clinic" (2017). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1078.