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Volume 21, Issue 4 - Nov 2014
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Use of Web-Based Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients following Gastrectomy: Effects on Body Temperature, Shivering, Perceived Thermal Comfort, and Satisfaction with Temperature Management
Hong, Sung-Jung ; Lee, Eunjoo ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 112~122
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.112
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects on body temperature, shivering, and perceived thermal comfort of web-based evidence-based practice guideline for patients undergoing gastrectomy. Methods: Eighty patients scheduled for gastrectomy were recruited and assigned to the control or experimental group by sequential order. Before collecting data from the experimental group, a systematic educational program on evidence-based guidelines was provided to the nurses as well anesthesiologists. Data were analyzed using t-test and repeated measured ANOVA. Results: The experimental group showed higher body temperature from the induction of anesthesia until four hours after surgery compared to the control group. In addition, the levels of thermal comfort as well as satisfaction with thermal management were significantly higher in the experiment group. Conclusion: Use of evidence-based guidelines was effective in maintaining body temperature, lowering sensitivity to shivering, and promoting perceived thermal comfort. Therefore, adoption of evidence-based interventions in nursing practice is recommended.
Influence of Health-Promoting Behaviors on Quality of Sleep in Rotating-Shift Nurses
Shin, Seung Wha ; Kim, Su Hyun ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 123~130
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.123
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify quality of sleep and health-promoting behaviors in rotating-shift nurses and to explore the influence of health promoting behaviors on quality of sleep. Method: Participants were 161 staff nurses working in an irregular three shift system in one of three general hospitals located in Kyungpook province. Data were collected using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-IIand were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression analysis. Results: The majority of the participants had very poor quality of sleep and performed a low level of health promoting behaviors. In terms of health promoting behaviors, nutrition and stress management significantly influenced quality of sleep of these nurses. Conclusion: Results indicate the importance of encouraging rotating-shift nurses to enhance their health promoting behaviors in order to improve quality of sleep.
Efficacy of Nei-Guan acupressure on Nausea and Vomiting in Patients undergoing laparoscopic prostatectomy with Intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia
Shin, Mi Young ; Ha, Ju Young ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 131~140
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.131
Purpose: This study was done to evaluate the efficacy of Nei-Guan acupressure on nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing laparoscopic prostatectomy with intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV-PCA). Methods: Data were collected between August 13, 2012 and January 31, 2013 at a hospital in Busan. The participants were 45 men, who underwent the surgery laparoscopic prostatectomy, with IV-PCA. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics,
-test, repeated measures ANCOVA and Games-Howell test with PASW 18.0. Results: Nei-Guan acupressure had an interaction effect on nausea between group and time (F=5.01, p<.001), group (F=10.80, p<.001), time (F=26.51, p<.001) in laparoscopic prostatectomy with IV-PCA and also an interaction effect on vomiting between group and time (F=2.77, p=.032), group (F=8.89, p=.001), time (F=4.01, p=.022). Conclusion: Results indicate that nei-guan acupressure is a potentially effective therapy for the prevention of nausea and vomiting which occur with IV-PCA. Therefore, if patients complain of nausea and vomiting when receiving IV-PCA, nurses can provide patients with information about nei-guan acupressure and help them with nausea and vomiting.
A Study on Expiration Date on Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilization Products - Related to Storage Environment -
Son, Jeong Sook ; Yu, Il Kyong ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 141~150
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.141
Purpose: This was a study on the expiration date of Ethylene Oxide (EO) gas sterilization and effects of the environmental factors of temperature, humidity and type of cabinet in sterile goods storage area on the expiration date. Methods: Sterile goods storage areas from 13 departments in one hospital were selected and 455 EO gas sterilization samples were prepared and kept in those areas over the 14 months of the study. Each sample was tested with a microbiological culture in the laboratory every week. If the result was positive, the sample was regarded as contaminated. The researcher visited once a month to check the temperature, humidity and type of cabinet. Results: With the exception of 1 sample which was positive at 56th week. 454 samples were confirmed as negative. The environment of the samples storage area was measured monthly. The annual average temperature was
, and the mean relative humidity
. The types of cabinet were 7 open and 6 closed. Conclusion: The results of the microbiological culture at 13 months showed that none of the samples were contaminated. Therefore the hospital's existing Expiration Date can be extended from 6 months to 13~14 months.
Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infections According to Electronic Medical Records Data
Kim, Young Hee ; Yom, Young-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 151~161
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.151
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors that influence surgical site infections after surgery. Methods: This study was a retrospective research utilizing Electronic Medical Records. Data collection targeted 4,510 adult patients who had 8 different kinds of surgery (gastric surgery, colon surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hip & knee replacement, hysterectomy, cesarean section, cardiac surgery) in 4 medical care departments, at one general hospital between January 2006 and December 2011. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify the risk factors affecting surgical site infections after surgery. Results: Risk factors for increased surgical site infection following surgery were confirmed to be age (OR=1.59, p<.001), BMI (Body Mass Index)(OR=1.25, p=.034), year of operation (OR=2.45, p<.001), length of operation (OR=3.06, p<.001), ASA (American Society of Anesthesiology) score (OR=1.36, p=.025), classification of antibiotic used (OR=2.77, p<.001), duration of the prophylactic antibiotics use (OR=1.85, p<.001), and interaction between classification of antibiotic used and duration of the prophylactic antibiotics use (OR=1.90, p=.016). Conclusions: Results suggest that risk factors affecting surgical site infections should be monitored before surgery. The results of this study should contribute to establishing effective infection management measures and implementing surveillance systems for patients who have actual risk factors.
A Study on Learning Experiences and Self-Confidence of Core Nursing Skills in Nursing Practicum among Final Year Nursing Students
Han, Aekyung ; Cho, Dong Sook ; Won, Jongsoon ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 162~173
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.162
Purpose: This study was done to identify learning experiences and self-confidence and to analyze nursing students' self-confidence according to learning experiences for core nursing skills (CNS). Method: Participants were 502 final year nursing students. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. Results: Over 60% of participants had practiced 15 items of the 24 CNS in the basic nursing lab (BNL). In clinical practice (CP), they had practiced five items but experienced only one item in a simulation lab (SL). Items with the highest confidence level were vital signs (4.69) followed by blood sugar test (4.60), pulse oximeter (4.38), and oral medication (4.12). Items with the lowest confidence level were blood transfusion (2.17) followed by enema (2.64) and indwelling catheterization (2.67). The group with CNS experience in the practice curriculum was generally more confident than the group with no experience. Self-confidences in some skills was significantly different depending on availability of SL, credits for BNL and CP, and presence of preceptors. Conclusion: Results indicate a need to develop practice education strategies such as changing the CP to practice-centered learning with preceptors and including well-designed SL to increase confidence of nursing students.
Probability of Stroke, Knowledge of Stroke, and Health-Promoting Lifestyle in Stroke Risk Groups
Noh, Ji Hee ; Shin, Yun Hee ;
Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing, volume 21, issue 2, 2014, Pages 174~182
DOI : 10.7739/jkafn.2014.21.2.174
Purpose: This study was done to investigate the probability of stroke, knowledge of stroke, and health-promoting lifestyle among stroke risk groups. Method: A descriptive correlational design was used. Data for 110 patients were analyzed. The probability of stroke was calculated using the Stroke Risk Profile from the Framingham Heart Study (2013), knowledge of stroke was measured using a questionnaire developed by Yoon et al. (2001), and health-promoting lifestyle was measured using the HPLP-II, developed by Walker et al. (1995). Results: The average probability of stroke was 11.74, knowledge of stroke, 67.88, and health-promoting lifestyle, 2.27. Probability of stroke showed significant differences according to gender. Knowledge differed according to patients' salaries. Health-promoting lifestyle showed significant differences according to gender. There were no significant correlations between probability of stroke and knowledge of stroke or probability of stroke and health-promoting lifestyle, but there was a significant correlation between knowledge of stroke and health-promoting lifestyle. Conclusion: Results indicate the necessity of active education to increase knowledge related to stroke which will contribute to an increase in health-promoting behaviors and make primary prevention a reality in the reduction of risk of stroke among stroke risk groups.