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Nine Equivalents of Nursing Manpower Use Score (NEMS)

Purpose:

To use the Nine Equivalents of Nursing Manpower Use Score (NEMS) to quickly assess the demands on nurses caring for a patient in the ICU.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

economic cost, public health

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Description:

The Nine Equivalents of Nursing Manpower Use Score (NEMS) is a simplified version of the TISS-28 which can be used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to measure nursing workload. Its development was supported by the Foundation for Research on Intensive Care in Europe and tested in the ICUs of 11 European countries.

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