shh.sePublikationer
Change search
Refine search result
1 - 1 of 1
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the 'Create feeds' function.
  • 1.
    Mathisen, Martine
    Sophiahemmet University.
    Sykepleieres ivaretakelse av pasienter med mistenkt sepsis i et akuttmottak2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The way the Norwegian healthcare system works most often a nurse is the one that work closest with the patient over time and they are the first to see the patients as they arrive at the emergency department. It´s a nurse that do a triage of the patient at arrival and it´s a nurse that perform the first survey. Knowledge of SIRS and sepsis is important to be able to catch the signs at an early stage and then be able to communicate the findings to a doctor so that the treatment can get started as quick as possible. The nurse must also have knowledge about how to prioritize which cause of treatment that should be started if they suspect sepsis in a patient. The communication with the patient is also important to be able to continuously assess the patient’s condition and a possible deterioration. If structured methods for assessment are not in place this might have huge consequences for the patient because sepsis can develop in to severe sepsis or septic shock, which have a high mortality rate.

    The aim of this study was to investigate nurses’ care for patients with suspected sepsis in an Emergency Department. The method used was quantitative and the data was collected by using a survey. The study was set in an emergency department where 36 nurses answered the survey. The collected data was analysed by using descriptive statistic and presented in a table, diagrams and text by using per cent.

    The result showed that a big share of the nurses had a wide knowledge in evidensebased research and used this in their survey and treatment of the patient with suspected sepsis. At the same time it showed that as many as about 30 per cent was not sure about what the SIRS criteria are nor what´s the correct definition of Sepsis. Eighty per cent was sure about what the primary treatment includes but 20 per cent was unsure. This show there is a need for improvement. Further on the survey shows that 75 per cent sees triage as a good way of detecting suspicion of sepsis at an early stage. All in all the survey showed that the communication was considered good both between nurse and doctor and nurse and patient.

    The conclusion was that a high share of the nurses at the emergency department had a wide knowledge about evidence based research as well as local and international guidelines for care and treatment of patients with suspected sepsis. The nurses had the accurate knowledge about which criteria’s to look for to be able to detect sepsis at an early stage as well as which measurements and measures that should be done to be able to avoid sepsis to develop in to severe sepsis or septic shock. Even so there is room for improvement as there should be close to a 100 per cent that hold this knowledge. The communication between nurse and doctor during the treatment of patient with suspected sepsis was understood as good except from when they where using what they call the medical team this because the roles in the team was not well known for everybody. The communication between nurse and patient was considered good from a nurse point of view because they felt like they had enough time to express safety to the patient by using verbal and/or non-verbal communication. The nurses mostly experienced that the patients understood the information they gave about sepsis and actual treatment but that the doctor’s information was not understood that well. 

1 - 1 of 1
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf