The Interaction Between the Patient and Nurse Anesthetist Immediately Before Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
2013 (English)In: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, ISSN 1089-9472, E-ISSN 1532-8473, Vol. 28, no 5, 283-290 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: Establishing a purposive interaction with a patient who is in a vulnerable situation before coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery poses a challenge for the nurse anesthetist. The aim of this study was to identify and describe the interaction between the patient and the nurse anesthetist immediately before elective CABG surgery. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanDesign: An observational study using a grounded theory design was used. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods: A theoretical selection of patients and nurse anesthetists was made. A total of 11 situations of patient/nurse anesthetist interaction were observed. The data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. Findings:A core category of reassurance emerged from other categories of continuity, confirmation, and control. Continuity was characterized by expedient anesthesia nursing of high quality, confirmation was related to communication in a trusting atmosphere, and control was associated with skilled nursing interventions in the thoracic operating theatre. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions: Reassurance can be achieved through a well-structured anesthesia nursing performance in the thoracic operating theatre, and by focusing on the patient and continuously giving him/her information during the preoperative preparation phase.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WB Saunders , 2013. Vol. 28, no 5, 283-290 p.
coronary artery bypass graft surgery, research, grounded theory, interaction, nurse anesthetist
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100911DOI: 10.1016/j.jopan.2012.10.008ISI: 000325838600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-100911DiVA: diva2:664347