Evaluation of Operating Room Nurse Intervention in Terms of Patient Satisfaction.
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The purpose of the study was to evaluate in terms of patient satisfaction the effect of intervention by the operating room nurse. The study was conducted over a two month period at a large midwestern hospital. The sample consisted of 54 male and female subjects over 18 years of age admitted for elective general surgery. For participation in the study the subjects also had to meet the following criteria 1 understand verbal instruction and 2 read and communicate in English. Analysis was done through use of tests for differences of mean scores derived from the postoperative evaluation questionnaire. The hypothesis patients who receive a postoperative visit by the OR nurse in addition to the routine care given on the nursing unit will score higher on a postoperative evaluation questionnaire than those patients who receive only routine care from the unit nursing staff was supported. The significant results of the statistical tests indicate that intervention by the OR nurse can and does satisfy needs that surgical patients have prior to surgery at this particular period in their life.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
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