Table 1

Characteristics of respondents, and the patients the communities cared for

Focus gr/community

Profession

Total patients*

Total years of experience with HMV

Patient's residence


1

RN/nurse manager,

RN/previous nurse manager,

RN, PA and 2 CNAs

1

9

1 Assisted-living facility


2

RN/nurse manager,

RN/nurse manager, LVN, 2 CNA's and 4 RN's

3

39

2 Assisted-living facilities

1 Private residence


3

RN/Communal director, social educator/unit manager, critical care RN and 2 RN's

3

33

2 Assisted-living facilities

1 Private residence


4

RN/previous leader,

social educator/unit manager, environmental therapist, child pedagogue,

2 PA's and 2 CNA's

5

48

5 Private residences


5

Child welfare social worker/unit manager,

RN/case manager, RN/consultant, social educator and 2 RN's

2

20

2 Private residences


Abbreviation: RN: registered nurse, PA: personal assistant, CNA: certified Nursing Assistant, LVN: licenced vocational nurse

*all patients had tracheostomies and were ventilator dependent for either the entire or majority of the day

Dybwik et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:115   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-115

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