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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2013;15(1):51-61.
척추마취 노인 수술 환자의 회복실 간호요구
임정미·은 영
Nursing Needs of Elderly Patients with Spinal Anesthesia in the Recovery Room
Im, Jeong Mi · Eun, Young
The purpose of this study was to identify the nursing needs of elderly patients while in the recovery room following spinal anesthesia.
The participants in this study were 120 elderly patients had surgery under spinal anesthesia between from December 12, 2011 and March 31, 2012. The instrument used was a descriptive questionnaire on nursing care needs of patients in the recovery room. For reliability, the instrument had a Cronbach's a of .882. The data were analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means, t-test, ANOVA, and Cronbach's a coefficient with the SPSS/WIN 12.0 program.
Score for nursing needs of elderly patients with spinal anesthesia who were in the recovery room was 2.47±0.82 of a range 1~5. The scores for individual nursing needs were as follows: educational need (2.99±0.80), physical need (2.62±0.59), spiritual need (2.29±1.12), emotional need (2.08±0.81), and environmental need (1.71±0.83).
While taking care of elderly patients in the recovery room after surgery, nurses should provide enough information about the surgery and anesthesia, observe thirst and coldness, and when explaining do it slowly in a loud voice. Spiritual care for elderly patients in recovery room is also important.
Key words: Recovery room, Nursing, need, Spinal anesthesia
Key words: 회복실, 간호, 요구, 척추마취
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