CDROM WISN Workload Indicators of Staffing Need
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World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241500746 ISBN-10    9241500743
Order Number    19900048 Format    PDF
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2011
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The WISN human resource planning and management tool gives health managers a way to analyze and calculate. The WISN approach is based on a health worker's workload, with activity (time) standards applied for each workload component.

Using the WISN approach allows health managers to:
. Determine how many health workers are required to cope with actual workload in a given facility
. Estimate staffing required to deliver expected services of a facility based on workload
. Calculate workload and time required to accomplish tasks of individual staff categories
. Compare staffing between health facilities and administrative areas . Understand workload of staff at a given facility
. Establish fair workload distribution among staff
. Assess the workload pressure of the health workers in that facility.

The completely revised WISN User's Manual comes with accounts of the practical application of WISN in a number of countries. It also includes newly developed software to run WISN studies and an easy-to-follow software instruction manual. Health managers will now be able to standardize applications, avoid having to construct data entry tables every time a new study is undertaken, and, eventually, perform cross-facility and cross-country analysis of staff distribution, their workload and productivity. Within national human resources planning, monitoring and evaluation cycles, this information will provide invaluable knowledge for establishing pragmatic and realistic health workforce staffing plans for all levels.

The WISN approach includes software for recording, analyzing and reporting data related to staffing status and needs at health facilities of any size in any country. Learning to use this software is easy, assuming you are familiar with the terms, concepts and methodologies presented in Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN): User s Manual. Please review the WISN User s Manual thoroughly before making use of the software.