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Anestesisjuksköterskors upplevelser av samarbete vid hjärtstopp på sjukhus

Hasselberg, Daniella and Heinemann, Daniel (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
In Swedish hospitals, medical emergency teams, including nurse anaesthetists, are called in the event of a cardiac arrest. Previous research shows that nurses feel ill-prepared for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) events. The quality of teamwork is considered the key to safe and effective treatment of the critically ill patient. Aim: To describe nurse anaesthetists’ experiences of teamwork during in-hospital cardiac arrest events.Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 nurse anaesthetists working in a university hospital in Sweden. Data was processed with content analysis.Findings: Leadership was essential for efficient teamwork. Failures in leadership may force the nurse anaesthetist to act as advisor or even... (More)
In Swedish hospitals, medical emergency teams, including nurse anaesthetists, are called in the event of a cardiac arrest. Previous research shows that nurses feel ill-prepared for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) events. The quality of teamwork is considered the key to safe and effective treatment of the critically ill patient. Aim: To describe nurse anaesthetists’ experiences of teamwork during in-hospital cardiac arrest events.Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 nurse anaesthetists working in a university hospital in Sweden. Data was processed with content analysis.Findings: Leadership was essential for efficient teamwork. Failures in leadership may force the nurse anaesthetist to act as advisor or even informal leader. Challenging the hierarchical team structure requires caution and consideration in order to avoid tension and conflicts. Deficits in teamwork with ward nurses were reported, both regarding team roles and technical skills.Conclusion: A proficient leadership and a respectful attitude are needed to ensure a working climate where every team member can perform at the top their ability and provide a safe patient care. Issues of role confusion and lack of technical skills could be solved through improved CPR training for ward nurses. (Less)
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Hasselberg, Daniella and Heinemann, Daniel
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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anestesisjuksköterskor, hjärtstopp, samarbete, intervjustudie
language
Swedish
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2527898
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2012-05-04 14:25:32
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  abstract     = {In Swedish hospitals, medical emergency teams, including nurse anaesthetists, are called in the event of a cardiac arrest. Previous research shows that nurses feel ill-prepared for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) events. The quality of teamwork is considered the key to safe and effective treatment of the critically ill patient. Aim: To describe nurse anaesthetists’ experiences of teamwork during in-hospital cardiac arrest events.Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 nurse anaesthetists working in a university hospital in Sweden. Data was processed with content analysis.Findings: Leadership was essential for efficient teamwork. Failures in leadership may force the nurse anaesthetist to act as advisor or even informal leader. Challenging the hierarchical team structure requires caution and consideration in order to avoid tension and conflicts. Deficits in teamwork with ward nurses were reported, both regarding team roles and technical skills.Conclusion: A proficient leadership and a respectful attitude are needed to ensure a working climate where every team member can perform at the top their ability and provide a safe patient care. Issues of role confusion and lack of technical skills could be solved through improved CPR training for ward nurses.},
  author       = {Hasselberg, Daniella and Heinemann, Daniel},
  keyword      = {anestesisjuksköterskor,hjärtstopp,samarbete,intervjustudie},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anestesisjuksköterskors upplevelser av samarbete vid hjärtstopp på sjukhus},
  year         = {2011},
}