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Re: RE: burning/healthcare -now time studies


    Time studies are a waste of time in nursing because the human factor
isn't considered . You can't compare how long it takes to sharpen a pencil
with how long it takes to give a shot . There are to many variables with
human beings. If the person wants that shot it can take minutes, if they
don't it can take 5 people and an hour. Those of us who have worked in Psych
know that only to well.
Nora
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: burning/healthcare


> Ceres: I found this very interesting information. Most of my life I have
> prescribed to the belief that I am first, and foremost, an information
> gathering type of person...you'd not believe the interesting bits of
> stuff I have stored away in my brain for future reference. :-) I am well
> acquainted with time studies--there was a whole series of time studies
> done with nurses back in the 1940's or 50's that have been allowed to
> rule the payment system for insurance since that time and therefore
> drives the nursing salary market to this day...too bad no one has
> thought to re-do those old studies in today's current technology driven
> healthcare environment (oh, I'm sure they've tried but those old studies
> are very powerfully entrenched with insurance companies!)...They say
> they know precisely how long it takes a nurse to make a bed, empty a
> bedpan, give an injection, mop a floor, feed a patient, etc. etc ad
> infinitum. Interesting way to spend your life...analysing the minutes
> and seconds of a workday...Thanks for the info...
>
>
>  Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>
>  On Mon 01/06,
> Cersgarden@aol.com wrote: Melody, there is a chemical engineering degree
> which provides lots of opportunities. ... An Industrial engineer works
> with time &amp; method. You may have heard the term 'time study'. This
> is the work of an IE. We set the work standards for the production
> employees providing micro elements of work &amp; time allotted for the
> most efficient method to maintain the tolerances and quality as rqd by
> Deere yet provide an incentive opportunity for the production employee.
> ... This is probably more than you ever wanted to know. Best of luck to
> your son and his interests. Ceres
>
>
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