Nursing in Germany is faced with major challenges: An ageing population with more elderly patients will need significantly more care services in the coming years. On the other hand, for demographic reasons, the number of nursing staff is decreasing. In addition, many nurses leave their jobs after only a few years. Reasons for this are often detrimental working conditions such as shift work, overtime, lack of compatibility between work and private life as well as high physical and emotional stress.
Through operational measures, facilities can sustainably improve the working conditions and the satisfaction of employees.
The "Good Ward Organisation" guideline describes how different fields of action of the work organisation are recorded, assessed and improved using the procedure "Ward organisation - analysis, assessment and design".
The guideline is aimed at nursing staff management as well as the persons responsible for quality management, safety and health at work. By means of the procedure, they can systematically assess their ward or their care facility with regard to safety and health and determine the need for action.
The report "Work Organization of Hospital Wards" has been published within the framework of the research project F 2253 "Development and testing of a criterion-based evaluation and design procedure for the ward organisation in the hospital" of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA). The recommendations for action in the guide are based on the scientific findings listed therein.
Please download the complete brochure "Good Ward Organisation" (in German only).
Gute Stationsorganisation - Ein Leitfaden für Pflegeeinrichtungen.
1. edition. Dortmund: 2016.
ISBN: 978-3-88261-149-6, pages 48, Project number: F 2253, paper, PDF file