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1. a wooden rod or rodlike structure.
2. a grooved director used as a guide for the knife in lithotomy.
3. the professional personnel of a health care facility or agency.
staff of Aesculapius see aesculapius.
attending staff the corps of attending physicians and surgeons of a hospital.
consulting staff specialists associated with a hospital and acting in an advisory capacity to the attending staff.
house staff the resident physicians and surgeons of a hospital.
staff mix a term in the nursing minimum data set, defined as the combination of all caregivers participating in nursing care for an individual patient or client.
specialists affiliated with a hospital who serve in an advisory capacity to the attending staff.
con·sult·ing staff(kŏn-sŭlting staf)
Specialists affiliated with a hospital who serve in an advisory capacity to the attending staff.
The physicians and surgeons attached to a hospital who may be consulted by members of the attending staff.
See also: staff