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Nursing for patients with MRSA in Australia

Trogen, Tinde LU and Erensjö, Johanna LU (2015) SJSK20 20142
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] is a multi-resistant bacterium that causes suffering for patients, challenges in the treatment for the health-care workers, and increased costs for society. The rates of MRSA have been increasing dramatically in recent years. The Competency Standard for registred nurses [RNs] states that the RN has an obligation to provide equal care to all patients, no matter what condition they may have. The purpose of this study was to look into the RNs’ experiences in treating patients with MRSA. Six Australian RNs were interviewed using a semi-structured method, and the empirical material was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The results show how the RNs experienced their nursing as... (More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] is a multi-resistant bacterium that causes suffering for patients, challenges in the treatment for the health-care workers, and increased costs for society. The rates of MRSA have been increasing dramatically in recent years. The Competency Standard for registred nurses [RNs] states that the RN has an obligation to provide equal care to all patients, no matter what condition they may have. The purpose of this study was to look into the RNs’ experiences in treating patients with MRSA. Six Australian RNs were interviewed using a semi-structured method, and the empirical material was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The results show how the RNs experienced their nursing as challenging, as they wanted to meet the patients on equal terms, while at the same time, they considered the precautions as time-consuming and therefore a difference was created in how the patients with MRSA were treated. However, the RNs genuinely endeavored to provide good care to their patients independent of their conditions. The conclusion was that experience is essential for the RNs feelings’ and that the RNs care when nursing patients with MRSA depend on aspects such as time pressure. (Less)
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author
Trogen, Tinde LU and Erensjö, Johanna LU
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organization
course
SJSK20 20142
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
MRSA, experience, RN, nursing, personal protective equipment, precautions
language
English
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4992091
date added to LUP
2015-01-30 10:19:06
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2015-12-14 13:21:35
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  abstract     = {Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] is a multi-resistant bacterium that causes suffering for patients, challenges in the treatment for the health-care workers, and increased costs for society. The rates of MRSA have been increasing dramatically in recent years. The Competency Standard for registred nurses [RNs] states that the RN has an obligation to provide equal care to all patients, no matter what condition they may have. The purpose of this study was to look into the RNs’ experiences in treating patients with MRSA. Six Australian RNs were interviewed using a semi-structured method, and the empirical material was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The results show how the RNs experienced their nursing as challenging, as they wanted to meet the patients on equal terms, while at the same time, they considered the precautions as time-consuming and therefore a difference was created in how the patients with MRSA were treated. However, the RNs genuinely endeavored to provide good care to their patients independent of their conditions. The conclusion was that experience is essential for the RNs feelings’ and that the RNs care when nursing patients with MRSA depend on aspects such as time pressure.},
  author       = {Trogen, Tinde and Erensjö, Johanna},
  keyword      = {MRSA,experience,RN,nursing,personal protective equipment,precautions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nursing for patients with MRSA in Australia},
  year         = {2015},
}