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Title: EXPERIENCES OF REGISTERED NURSES CONDUCTING EARLY MOBILIZATION OF PATIENTS AFTER GENERAL SURGERY
Authors: SARAH HO PEI JIA
Keywords: Early mobilization, experiences, general surgery, registered nurses
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2018
Citation: SARAH HO PEI JIA (2018-06-21). EXPERIENCES OF REGISTERED NURSES CONDUCTING EARLY MOBILIZATION OF PATIENTS AFTER GENERAL SURGERY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aim: To describe the experiences of registered nurses conducting early mobilization of patients after general surgery. Background: Early mobilization is a key postoperative intervention which could reduce the risk of complications, achieve faster recovery and earlier discharge after surgery. A shorter hospital stay could help curb rising health care costs by shifting the focus of care to the community. Despite the potential benefits of early mobilization, audits have revealed poor compliance to the activity. While the barriers to early mobilization have often been identified in the existing literature, these are often not from the perspective of nurses who usually conduct the activity and spend the most time with patients. Methods: This descriptive qualitative study employed purposive sampling to recruit ten registered nurses working in the general surgical wards of a public general hospital in Singapore. Individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted faceto- face and audio-recorded. Colaizzi’s method was used to guide the analysis and generation of data. Findings: Five themes and twelve subthemes emerged from data analysis. The main themes were: “doing good, doing no harm”, “caring for patients”, “establishing the practice of early mobilization”, “facing challenges in conducting early mobilization”, and “getting support from the health care team”. Conclusion & Implications: This study provided insights into the experiences of registered nurses conducting early mobilization of patients after general surgery, including their motivations and concerns, as well as the challenges they face and how they cope or overcome them. Findings from this study give health care leaders the impetus to develop strategies in improving the compliance to early mobilization. viii A key finding on the importance of building the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship could serve as preliminary evidence for future research to explore the experiences of conducting early mobilization in other settings as well.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/145870
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