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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158734
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Making Sure: Registered Nurses Watching Over Their Patients
Abstract:
Making Sure: Registered Nurses Watching Over Their Patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Schmidt, Lee, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Loyola University Chicago
Title:Niehoff School of Nursing
Contact Address:2160 South First Avenue, Maguire Center, Room 2840, Maywood, IL, 60153, USA
Contact Telephone:708-216-3573
Co-Authors:L.A. Schmidt, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL;
Purpose: Registered Nurses are in a key position to impact patient safety and welfare due to their constant presence with patients. The importance of this role is most evident at the nurse-patient dyad level on the workshift. While various terms such as monitoring, surveillance and vigilance have been suggested as important in caring for and protecting patients, a substantive theory of the process of watching over patients does not exist. This study was undertaken to fill this significant knowledge gap. Theoretical/conceptual framework: N/A. Subjects: 15 staff Registered Nurses from inpatient nursing units. Method: The classical grounded theory method of Glaser and Strauss was used to generate a substantive theory of the process of Registered Nurses watching over their patients. Participants were interviewed about their experiences watching over their patients, and factors that helped and hindered the watching over process. Data collection and constant comparison analysis continued concurrently until saturation was reached in emergent categories. Through second level coding, the core category of the theory and the basic social process of Registered Nurses watching over their patients was discovered. Results: The core category of Making Sure emerged from the data. Making Sure involves taking responsibility for the care of the patient and being certain and in control of the patient care situation. The process of watching over detailed in this theory includes five sequential categories: Knowing What is Going On, Being Close, Watching, Not Taking Anything for Granted, and Protecting. Conclusions: This substantive theory provides an explanation of the process used by Registered Nurses as they watch over their patients. These results provide an important addition to the nursing quality and safety knowledge base, identifying a process by which Registered Nurses can impact patient outcomes and promote patient safety at the nurse-patient interface.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaking Sure: Registered Nurses Watching Over Their Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158734-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Making Sure: Registered Nurses Watching Over Their Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmidt, Lee, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loyola University Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Niehoff School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2160 South First Avenue, Maguire Center, Room 2840, Maywood, IL, 60153, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">708-216-3573</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lschm3@luc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L.A. Schmidt, Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Registered Nurses are in a key position to impact patient safety and welfare due to their constant presence with patients. The importance of this role is most evident at the nurse-patient dyad level on the workshift. While various terms such as monitoring, surveillance and vigilance have been suggested as important in caring for and protecting patients, a substantive theory of the process of watching over patients does not exist. This study was undertaken to fill this significant knowledge gap. Theoretical/conceptual framework: N/A. Subjects: 15 staff Registered Nurses from inpatient nursing units. Method: The classical grounded theory method of Glaser and Strauss was used to generate a substantive theory of the process of Registered Nurses watching over their patients. Participants were interviewed about their experiences watching over their patients, and factors that helped and hindered the watching over process. Data collection and constant comparison analysis continued concurrently until saturation was reached in emergent categories. Through second level coding, the core category of the theory and the basic social process of Registered Nurses watching over their patients was discovered. Results: The core category of Making Sure emerged from the data. Making Sure involves taking responsibility for the care of the patient and being certain and in control of the patient care situation. The process of watching over detailed in this theory includes five sequential categories: Knowing What is Going On, Being Close, Watching, Not Taking Anything for Granted, and Protecting. Conclusions: This substantive theory provides an explanation of the process used by Registered Nurses as they watch over their patients. These results provide an important addition to the nursing quality and safety knowledge base, identifying a process by which Registered Nurses can impact patient outcomes and promote patient safety at the nurse-patient interface.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:20:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:20:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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