Sykepleieres erfaringer med tidlig mobilisering av intuberte intensivpasienter
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Background: Studies show that early mobilization of the intubated ICU patients brings positive benefits for the patient. Aim: To illuminate nurses’ experiences with early mobilization of intubated patients in the ICU. Method: It was conducted individual interviews with six intensive care nurses from an ICU in Denmark. The data was analyzed using a qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in three categories "New mobilization routines", "Benefits" and "Challenges" with two subcategories each, "New mobilization guide" and "Utilities", "The benefits for the patient" and "Economic benefits" and "Challenges in the ICU" and "Challenges with further follow-up." The overall theme was: "The nurses perform early mobilization because they experienced that it gave benefits for the patient, but challenges may hinder an optimal mobilization." Conclusion: To implement an optimal mobilization of the intubated patients in the ICU, it would be better with a mobilization team including a nurse and a physiotherapist. To gain a greater knowledge of the nurses’ experiences with early mobilization of the intubated patients, it is necessary to conduct more studies in different hospitals.
Masteroppgave i spesialsykepleie – Universitetet i Agder 2014