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Table 2 Annual workload of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in 2017, 2018 and 2019

From: Assessment of staffing needs for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses at primary care units in Brazil using Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) method

Unit Professional category Consultation Outpatient procedures Home visit Support to exams Promotion of education actions
2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
PCU A RN 10864 11250 10368 2 943 874 864 1 324 169 147
LPN 1229 850 1185 7498 5643 5915 180 321 375 196 33
PCU B RN 14235 11352 11617 16 31 639 526 336 371 807 1323 771 189
LPN 591 1049 1159 7911 7183 5522 689 1201 1023 89 8 1
PCU C RN 18337 18886 16889 4 72 2425 2275 2301 43 117 150 200 28 375
LPN 2601 3279 3102 11974 11598 11710 963 2365 1399 1
PCU D RN 7508 11227 9006 482 366 141 6 23 496 81 6
LPN 1031 914 1719 2976 2678 3310 650 579 370 9 3
PCU E RN 17781 17677 19498 7 2728 2401 2036 280 433 1268 217 127 151
LPN 1285 1539 1588 11023 9294 4663 1538 1390 630 254 125 78
PCU F RN 27814 23323 21585 1 19 2522 2176 1744 346 559 125 333 227 180
LPN 3532 2416 1901 15431 13744 9215 756 1245 561 15
PCU G RN 17398 19687 14050 16 4 859 942 761 186 888 13 25 36
LPN - - - 1316 1752 2169 7304 7270 5165 928 1813 1515 57 52 7
PCU H RN 14902 14245 10718 176 59 70 1880 1040 1370 125 562 1933 112 115 190
LPN 2265 2007 2434 8006 6012 6329 834 1487 471
PCU I RN 19268 16013 13144 1 16 1371 986 1694 319 372 1489 64 23 3
LPN 1171 1321 1512 8718 5766 2858 195 419 355
PCU J RN 11493 12630 13068 3 217 456 1558 2 303 1336 44 53 280
LPN 481 621 1094 7206 8106 9250 571 339 725 59 26
PCU L RN 19195 20869 17284 1 1723 1189 2692 126 32 38 175 6
LPN 2027 1996 2175 15454 13613 10572 793 665 757 1
PCU M RN 13862 14629 14276 18 12 26 2354 2304 2240 134 197 1545 167 61 58
LPN 2028 1178 1699 11115 11205 11085 209 198 427 133 75 1
PCU N RN 14351 13577 13222 3 57 1120 1262 1296 157 303 701 230 8 31
LPN     620 726 661 7795 7647 7329 332 609 692 171 60 13
Unit Professional category Administration of medications Control of immunization and vaccination Vital signs, weight and height measurements Venopuncture: venous blood sample Care delivered to spontaneous demand
2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
PCU A RN
LPN 3203 2774 2930 3377 12265 12686 4325 2973 3605 7526 6474 6855
PCU B RN 1 8 3 486 8
LPN 1852 2815 2916 4224 13613 15056 11935 7676 6412 4638 4014 3592
PCU C RN 3 1 60 105 328 34
LPN 4924 7436 6552 4642 26453 19266 6047 6364 4455 9992 8473 7204
PCU D RN 5485 21 9
LPN 6086 13934 14656 4232 10209 12258 6498 5914 4089 5101 4117 4208
PCU E RN 1 1 1 8 16 7
LPN 12119 13554 15597 6806 18212 14339 8289 5517 5278 6490 5557 5668
PCU F RN 24 2 1 276 6
LPN 10854 8123 7578 6257 25959 20668 11631 8987 5558 10347 9226 9386
PCU G RN 101
LPN 4377 5246 6067 4627 16058 15154 6496 5598 6390 4981 5949 6667
PCU H RN 469 45 4 635 387 175
LPN 2532 3734 4030 4867 16104 15580 5378 4491 3326 7277 7946 4836
PCU I RN 138 100 30
LPN 3335 3782 4466 5333 17515 16133 4273 3657 3227 4672 5394 5069
PCU J RN 2829 1433 75
LPN 2022 3896 4434 4629 16098 16920 5050 3853 5006 3230 4923 5991
PCU L RN   12 39 5 1 5
LPN 5254 4468 5539 5850 30192 29919 12417 8368 5882 9536 7260 8109
PCU M RN 1 38 1
LPN 3431 1009 3028 6570 16183 11950 10684 6758 6588 7093 5202 5443 3
PCU N RN 238 103
LPN 2279 2775 3395 18729 37333 24507 2961 4077 3919 5575 4337 4901
  1. RN, registered nurses; LPN, licensed practical nurses