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staff

 [staf]
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.

staff

(staf),
1. A specific group of workers.
2. Synonym(s): director (1)
[A.S. staef]

staff

(staf)
1. a wooden rod or rodlike structure.
2. a grooved director used as a guide for the knife in surgery.
3. the professional personnel of a hospital.

staff of Aesculapius  the rod or staff with entwining snake, symbolic of the god of healing, official insignia of the American Medical Association. See also caduceus.
Staff of 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

Etymology: AS, staef
1 the people who work toward a common goal and are employed or supervised by someone of higher rank, such as the nurses in a hospital.
2 a designation by which a staff nurse is distinguished from a nurse manager or other nurse.
3 (in nursing education) the nonprofessional employees of the institution, such as librarians, technicians, secretaries, and clerks.
4 (in nursing service administration) the units of the organization that provide service to the line, or administratively defined hierarchy. For example, the personnel office is staff to the chief nurse executive and the nursing service administration.

staff

Medtalk noun A group of physicians and health care professionals in a specific practice setting, or affiliated to a particular hospital or medical school, generally who provide Pt care. See Active staff, Adjunct staff, Consulting staff, Courtesy staff, Emeritus staff, Honorary staff, House staff, Medical staff verb To provide the personnel necessary for a service or operation to function in its intended capacity.

staff

(staf)
1. A specific group of workers.
2. Synonym(s): director (1) .
[A.S. staef]

staff

(staf)
1. A specific group of workers (e.g., reception, dental technicians, dentists).
2. Synonym(s): director (1) .
[A.S. staef]

staff,

staff

1. a wooden rod or rodlike structure.
2. the professional personnel of a hospital.
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