The purpose of this study is to enhance clinical judgment skills among postoperative care unit nurses to promote a safe patient care environment for all patients within the postoperative care unit. This study was designed to review postoperative complications associated with airway management. The study was also established to promote organizational goals within the area of study and provide insights on how to reach a zero patient harm environment. The overall accomplishment is to provide the bedside nurses in the postoperative setting to enhance clinical judgment by providing another tool in their toolbox to help provide safe patient care to all they serve.
The ability to enhance clinical judgment skills, as it relates to the promotion of a safe environment, occurred in the following manner. Analysis of clinical outcomes related to post-operative airway complications. Questionnaire to nursing staff. Analysis of Questionnaire. Development of clinical judgment skills training for nursing staff. Observation of clinical judgment skills. Analysis of clinical outcomes related to post-operative airway complications post training
|Commitee:||Duncan, Tracy, Murphy, Richard|
|Department:||School of Nursing and Health Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Capnography, Clinical judgment, End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring, Patient safety, Postoperative|
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