A Phenomenographic Study of Swedish Nurse Anesthetists' and OR Nurses' Work Expereinces

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Abstract

In the complex OR environment, perioperative team members need to practice communication and teamwork to ensure safe, high-quality
care. A lack of collaboration among professionals in the OR during surgery results in inefficiency, increased tension, and suboptimal patient care. The purpose of this study was to determine how nurse anesthetists and OR nurses experienced their work in the OR. We used a qualitative design with a phenomenographic approach and conducted 12 interviews in two surgical departments in the southern part of Sweden. We identified four categories of description: team member approach, professional awareness, lifelong learning
approach, and safety and the patient’s interest. We found that the nurses’ work experiences in the OR were multifaceted and correlated with concepts of teamwork, safety, and communication.

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  • Nursing

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  • teamwork, surgical safety checklist, phenomenography, collaboration., phenomenography
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127
Number of pages226
JournalAORN Journal
Volume109
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Bibliographic note

Anna Nordström, MSc, RN, is an OR nurse and university teacher in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Lund in Sweden. Ms Nordström has no declared affiliation that could be perceived as posing a potential conflict of interest in the publication of this article. Monne Wihlborg, PhD, RN, is an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Lund in Sweden. Dr Wihlborg has no declared affiliation that could be perceived as posing a potential conflict of interest in the publication of this article.