|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2644744||1138369||2016||5 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to understand nurses' knowledge and perceptions of the importance of patient ambulation in acute care hospital settings. The data obtained from this survey will be used to create improvement initiatives that address patient ambulation.MethodAn exploratory, cross-sectional study using a self-administered survey was conducted in two different hospital sites, and was completed by 192 nurses. A modified version of the validated and reliable tool entitled “Missed Nursing Care Survey” was used. Multivariate regressions were used to determine the relationship of demographic and workplace variables to nurses' knowledge and perceptions regarding acute adult–inpatient ambulation.ResultsThe primary factors interfering with ambulating patients were inadequate number of staff (both clerical and nursing), urgent patient situations, and unexpected rises in patient volume and/or acuity on the unit. Small associations were found between knowledge of ambulation and years of experience, and shift worked.ConclusionStudy findings add to the body of knowledge by providing insight into what variables influence urban nurses' knowledge and perceptions of barriers faced when ambulating acute adult–inpatients in acute hospitalized settings. The study results can be used to develop strategies and improvement initiatives that address acute adult–inpatient ambulation in acute settings and address the perceived barriers to this process. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of care delivered, improve patient outcomes, and promote patient well-being. Implication for nursing practice, research and education will be discussed.
Journal: Applied Nursing Research - Volume 32, November 2016, Pages 117–121