Gail Harper

Gail is currently acting as the Research Coordinator for PICU, and jobshares the Data and Quality Manager position.

She will be presenting her work on defining nursing workload in units with a high level of nursing inexperience. Her unit uses a strategy of risk identification and communication to coordinate safe patient care.

Her team has developed a web-based application which uses a risk matrix to calculate recommendations for optimal staff numbers and skill mix for current inpatients. It can be used to predict staffing requirements as patient populations change and grow, and facilitate workforce planning.

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