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Table 1 Mean scores of missed nursing care among inpatient nurses in a teaching hospital in Alexandria, Egypt

From: Missed nursing care, non-nursing tasks, staffing adequacy, and job satisfaction among nurses in a teaching hospital in Egypt

Elements of MISSCARE survey Total (n = 553)
Assessment and vital signs (overall) 1.96 ± 1.07
 Full documentation of all necessary data 1.76 ± 1.36
 IV site care and assessment according to hospital policy 1.70 ± 1.31
 Monitoring intake/output 1.90 ± 1.30
 Vital signs assessed as ordered 1.74 ± 1.32
 Focused reassessment according to patient condition 2.47 ± 1.54
 Hand washing 1.99 ± 1.43
 Bedside glucose monitoring as ordered 1.88 ± 1.38
 Patient assessments performed each shift 2.26 ± 1.55
Interventions and individual needs (overall) 2.19 ± 0.98
 Assessing effectiveness of medications 2.30 ± 1.44
 PRN medication requests acted up on within 15 min 2.06 ± 1.41
 Medications administered within 30 min before or after scheduled time 1.96 ± 1.28
 Assist with toileting needs within 5 min of request 2.44 ± 1.40
 Response to call is provided within 5 min 2.0 ± 1.34
 Emotional support to patient and/or family 2.41 ± 1.47
Intervention /basic needs (overall) 2.48 ± 1.17
 Ambulation three times per day or as ordered 2.72 ± 1.48
 Turning patient every 2 h 2.44 ± 1.49
 Mouth care 2.64 ± 1.56
 Feeding patient when the food is still warm 2.58 ± 1.53
 Patient bathing 2.65 ± 1.62
 Setting up meals for patients who feed themselves 2.29 ± 1.58
 Skin/wound care 2.01 ± 1.37
Planning (overall) 2.64 ± 1.08
 Patient teaching 2.59 ± 1.36
 Attending interdisciplinary care conferences whenever held 2.84 ± 1.42
 Ensuring discharge planning 2.50 ± 1.52
Overall missed care 2.26 ± 0.96
  1. Score (1–5) with higher score indicating higher MNC level