Depression among New Graduate Nurses Working in ICU and Medical-Surgical Units

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602821
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Depression among New Graduate Nurses Working in ICU and Medical-Surgical Units
Author(s):
Bessmertnyy, Valery; Taylor, Keith; Taylor, Keith
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Valery Bessmertnyy, valerbunchik@gmail.com; Keith Taylor
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Recent studies report that in the US healthcare workers suffer the third highest incidence of depressive episodes  among all occupations. These studies, however, do not address the levels of depression in specific populations within the nursing community. Nurses who are depressed use more sick days, have lower productivity, higher rates of medication errors, and offer a lower quality of care. The rate of depression for new graduate nurses on different units in the hospital is unknown. This is especially important regarding medical-surgical units, as this is where most new graduate nurses are initially employed, and ICU, which is a high-intensity unit that attracts new nurse. Objective: The purpose of this research is to gain knowledge of the rates of depression among new graduate nurses employed on medical-surgical units and intensive care units. This is important as depression is a significant contributing factor to nursing turnover with 60% of new graduate nurses leaving their first job within 6 months and 20% leaving the profession entirely. Method: 108 new graduate nurses will be recruited from similar sized hospitals in in the Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles areas. They will be between the ages of 22-40 and have at least one, but no more than two years of employment in either a medical-surgical or ICU unit. These nurses will also be graduates of California BSN programs and working on night shifts. Data will be collected through the self-administered nine question PHQ-9 survey, which is based on the depression diagnostic criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The Chi Square test of independence will be utilized for data analysis. Discussion: This research and data analysis can assist in identifying the occurrence of depression among new graduate nurses during transition into their professional lives. This holds the potential to increase patient safety, quality of care, and unit productivity, while also reducing medication errors, sick days, and nursing turnover. Implications include addressing the need for programs aimed to reduce stress levels, workload, and improve working conditions of new graduate nurses.
Keywords:
nurse; depression; hospital
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.9
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleDepression among New Graduate Nurses Working in ICU and Medical-Surgical Unitsen
dc.contributor.authorBessmertnyy, Valeryen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Keithen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Keithen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsValery Bessmertnyy, valerbunchik@gmail.com; Keith Tayloren
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602821en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Recent studies report that in the US healthcare workers suffer the third highest incidence of depressive episodes  among all occupations. These studies, however, do not address the levels of depression in specific populations within the nursing community. Nurses who are depressed use more sick days, have lower productivity, higher rates of medication errors, and offer a lower quality of care. The rate of depression for new graduate nurses on different units in the hospital is unknown. This is especially important regarding medical-surgical units, as this is where most new graduate nurses are initially employed, and ICU, which is a high-intensity unit that attracts new nurse. Objective: The purpose of this research is to gain knowledge of the rates of depression among new graduate nurses employed on medical-surgical units and intensive care units. This is important as depression is a significant contributing factor to nursing turnover with 60% of new graduate nurses leaving their first job within 6 months and 20% leaving the profession entirely. Method: 108 new graduate nurses will be recruited from similar sized hospitals in in the Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles areas. They will be between the ages of 22-40 and have at least one, but no more than two years of employment in either a medical-surgical or ICU unit. These nurses will also be graduates of California BSN programs and working on night shifts. Data will be collected through the self-administered nine question PHQ-9 survey, which is based on the depression diagnostic criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The Chi Square test of independence will be utilized for data analysis. Discussion: This research and data analysis can assist in identifying the occurrence of depression among new graduate nurses during transition into their professional lives. This holds the potential to increase patient safety, quality of care, and unit productivity, while also reducing medication errors, sick days, and nursing turnover. Implications include addressing the need for programs aimed to reduce stress levels, workload, and improve working conditions of new graduate nurses.en
dc.subjectnurseen
dc.subjectdepressionen
dc.subjecthospitalen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:37:26Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:37:26Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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