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Sjuksköterskors uppfattning om triagebedömning på en barnakutmottagning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Triage, which means "to sort", determine the priority of the patients need of care. The aim of the present study was to describe nurses’ perception of triage at a pediatric emergency department. A questionnaire with open- and closed-ended questions were distributed to all 25 nurses that worked at a pediatric emergency department. The answer frequency was 48 % (n=12). Open-ended questions were analyzed by qualitative content analysis and the closed-ended questions with descriptive statistics after which statistical correlations and differences were calculated. The nurses’ perception of triage was that this first assessment and prioritization of the patients’ need of care increased safety and control and that to refer patients to another level of care may reduce the waiting time however, were time consuming for the nurse. The perception of interception factors for referring patients to another level of care were lack of availability and negative reactions from parents and patients. To perform triage and at the same time be responsible for other patients was perceived as a difficult. As a support in the performance of triage a triage-system, easy to interpret, was needed. Any significant differences or association could not be detected regarding level of education or work experiences. The nurses perceived that a correct triage gave the patient correct care at right level.

Abstract [sv]

Utifrån triagebedömning, där triage betyder "att sortera", prioriteras patientens behov av vård. Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva sjuksköterskors uppfattning om triagebedömning på en barnakutmottagning. En frågenkät med öppna och slutna frågor delades ut till samtliga 25 tjänstgörande sjuksköterskor vid barnakutmottagningen. Svarsfrekvensen var 48 % (n=12). De öppna frågorna analyserades med kvalitativ innehållsanalys och de slutna frågorna bearbetades med deskriptiv statistik därefter beräknades statistiska samband och skillnader. Sjuksköterskors uppfattning om triage var att denna första bedömning och prioritering av patientens vårdbehov gav en ökad säkerhet och kontroll samt att hänvisning av patienter till annan vårdnivå kunde minska väntetider men krävde stor tidsåtgång. Brist på tillgänglighet till primärvården och negativa reaktioner från föräldrar och patienter uppfattades som en hindrande faktor vid hänvisning. Sjuksköterskorna uppfattade att det var en svår arbetsuppgift att utföra triagebedömning samtidigt som man ansvarade för andra patienter. Som stöd i triagebedömningen önskades triagemallar som var lätta att tyda. Inga signifikanta skillnader eller samband kunde identifieras vad gäller graden av utbildning eller antal yrkesverksamma år. Sjuksköterskorna uppfattade att rätt utförd triage gav patienten rätt vård på rätt vårdnivå.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
triage, pediatric, emergency care, children, nurse, nursing
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164855OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164855DiVA: diva2:470437
Subject / course
Caring Sciences
Educational program
Specialistsjuksköterskeprogrammet med inriktining mot hälso- och sjukvård för barn och ungdomar
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2011-12-29 Created: 2011-12-29 Last updated: 2011-12-29Bibliographically approved

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