Abstract:Objectiveto identify the direct and indirect nursing care time in an Intensive Care
Unit.Methoda descriptive/exploratory study conducted at a private hospital. The Nursing
Activities Score classification system was used to estimate the direct care
time, and electronic health records were used to estimate the indirect care
time. The data were collected from March to June 2011.Resultsthe findings indicate that the average nursing care time was 29.5 hours,
consisting of 27.4 hours of direct care and 2.1 hours of …
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