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The experience of nurses with the care needs of the children with head trauma hospitalized in the intensive care unit: A qualitative study

(2020) The experience of nurses with the care needs of the children with head trauma hospitalized in the intensive care unit: A qualitative study. Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. pp. 1333-1338. ISSN 19967195 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Children with head trauma need care in different dimensions. The identification of these needs is a key factor in providing high-quality nursing care. In this regard, nurse, as one of the main members of the healthcare team who is in a frequent and close contact with these children, has a good opportunity to identify and meet their care needs. This study aimed to explain the experiences of nurses with the care needs of the children under 18 years with head trauma hospitalized in the intensive care units. Methods: The present study was conducted using qualitative content analysis method and through in-depth semi-structured individual interviews with 14 nurses working in the ICUs from August 2019 to January 2020. Purposive sampling method was used and the data were collected using an audio recorder until data saturation was reached. These data were analyzed through the use of conventional qualitative content analysis. Results: Finally, two main categories of "supportive care needs" and "care needs for the prevention of secondary complications" were extracted. The former main categories included two sub-categories of "physical support" and "psychological support" and the latter included two sub-categories of "cares for the prevention of intracranial secondary complications" and "cares for the prevention of extracranial secondary complications". Conclusion: Based on the results, children with head trauma have different care needs in different dimensions. Therefore, the healthcare team should have a need-based care plan to meet these needs and improve the health and well-being of this group of patients. © 2020 Lahore Medical And Dental College. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Children Head trauma ICU Nurse
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine > WB 300-962Therapeutics
WY Nursing > WY 191-200 Other Services
WY Nursing > WY 90-100.7 Referral. Nursing Care, Assessment and Audit
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Pediatric Nursing
Page Range: pp. 1333-1338
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 14
Number: 3
ISSN: 19967195 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.dums.ac.ir/id/eprint/729

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