The operating budget of a nurse manager's home health facility includes salaries and benefits for her staff, office supplies, and education. Medical supplies include anything that is used to care for patients. Supplies include IV tubing, catheter trays, bandages, and thermometer covers. Office supplies such as forms, paper clips, pencils, and medical folders.
When these supplies are not controlled, they can be costly, which is why most units have par levels for them. Other equipment included are specialty beds, TV pumps, and respirators. The main components of the operating budget include revenues and expenses.
A $1,200 computer upgrade-rationale: capital budgets generally include items valued at more than $500. salaries and benefits are part of the personnel budget. office supplies and client education materials are part of the operating budget.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 114.