Sistematization of perioperative care - a qualitative research


perioperative nursing
nursing process
operating room nursing

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Qualitative study which objectified to develop a cooperative process in order to structure perioperative nursing at the surgical unit of a hospital in Curitiba/Brazil. Action-research was the methodology used with seven nurses from the surgical unit. The following thematic categories emerged: organizational structure hindering nurses’ decision-making; basic conditions for perioperative nursing care; caring/managerial nursing work process in the surgical unit; caring/managerial nursing attributions in the surgical unit; perioperative nursing instrument; inclusion of nursing diagnosis in the perioperative nursing instrument; relevant information for the transoperative phase; immediate post-operative period as the action setting for perioperative nursing. The discussion process enabled the reflection on perioperative nurses’ professional practice as well as their actions towards professional recognition.