Nursing Interventions Used in Surgical Nursing Practice



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference International symposium: Science and reaseach in nursing
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other medical specializations
Keywords Nursing interventions Classification; NIC; Surgical Nursing; Standardized Nursing language
Description Background: The investigation was to identify the frequency of nursing NIC interventions at surgical units of non-intensive care. Methods: The information was obtained by a quantitative searching method using questionnaires containing 101 NIC interventions. For these interventions, the respondents expressed their opinions on frequency of interventions in surgical nursing practice. They used the scale: used minimally once a day; used minimally once a week; used minimally once a month; used occasionally – less than once a month; not used; the intervention is not within nursing competences. Results: 255 questionnaires filled in by nurses working without professional supervision at surgical units of non-intensive care for at least one year were used for the investigation. 33 interventions were detected by 75 % respondents as being used in surgical nursing practice at least once a week. Out of this number, 17 interventions were evaluated by 75 % as being used minimally once a day. The following interventions were found to be the most frequently used: 7920 – Documentation (99.9 %), 6540 – Infection Control (99.2 %). Conclusion: The selected 33 interventions and additional two interventions (2930 – Surgical preparation and 5610 – Teaching: Preoperative), which were filled in by the respondents as frequently used in the surgical practice but had not been tested, are going to be adopted, within other research activities, to the conditions of the Czech nursing care and subsequently to be applied in the clinical surgical nursing care.
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