Carla Souza Fogaça

Lays Adriane Sampaio Braga

Elisabete Mesquita Peres de Carvalho

Leila Bernarda Donato Göttems


Nurses play an important role in the real-time management of available hospital beds in order to promote their efficient use. Objective: to analyze nurses' perception of the work process in bed management. Method: a descriptive, exploratory study with a qualitative approach. Seventeen nurses who work in bed management and assistance participated, identified through the Snowball technique in Virtual Social Networks, with electronic sending of the data collection instrument, from August 22 to October 21, 2020. Data analysis carried out according to Bardin: pre-analysis, material exploration and treatment of results, inference, and interpretation. Results: it was possible to find three cores of meaning that were divided into three categories:1- profile of the Bed Management team according to qualification and professional experience; 2- performance of nurses in Bed Management; and 3 - difficulties and facilities in the work processes of Bed Management. Conclusion: potentials and difficulties in the nurse's performance in bed management were observed, taking shape in an expanding area that requires regulation and improvement.



How to Cite

Carla Souza Fogaça, Lays Adriane Sampaio Braga, Elisabete Mesquita Peres de Carvalho, & Leila Bernarda Donato Göttems. (2021). Nurses’ performance in the management of hospital beds in the perception of nursing professionals. New Trends in Qualitative Research, 8, 528–537. https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.8.2021.528-537