Effects of Observing Surgery during Clinical Adult Nursing Practicum on Postoperative Nursing from the Perspective of Students
adult nursing practicum
Aim：To clarify the effects of observing surgery during clinical adult nursing practicum on postoperative nursing from the perspective of students.
Methods：Semi-structured interviews were conducted with１０students in their third year at a nursing college. The obtained data were qualitatively and inductively analyzed.
Results：When observing surgery for the patients they were caring for, the students were aware of［the importance of observing and assessment with the influence of surgery and anesthesia taken into account］. Subsequently, they performed［postoperative pain management based on findings from the observation of actual surgical settings］, while providing various approaches, including［Approaches to the promotion of patients’ awareness of the current situation in order to prevent postoperative confusion and to protect safety］. Through this process, they developed［a sense of responsibility for nursing care inspired by patients・families’ coping behaviors］．
Discussion：The experience of observing surgery during clinical training was suggested to help students develop practical insights for care to promote postoperative recovery and a sense of responsibility for nursing care inspired by patients・families’ coping behaviors.
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