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Experiences of Nurses on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Non- Critical Care Wards

  • Author / Creator
    Lebene Fiave, Veronica Ami
  • Nurses’ experiences in the performance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the non-critical care wards are seen to be emotionally and physically exhaustive. This is due to needed time sensitiveness and urgency which could influence the survival of patients who suffers cardiac arrest. This study explored the lived experiences of 11 nurses in the performance of CPR in non-critical care areas at the 37 Military Hospital in Ghana. The study used a qualitative descriptive approach. Semi-structured interviews were conducted using interview guides. Braun and Clarke's thematic analysis steps were used to analyze data. The nurses' experiences that emerged from the study were grouped into five areas: Heart of Stone and Heart of Softness; Winning and Losing a Battle; Concentrating on the Moment; Mental strength and weakness and Physical Exhaustion and resources, Support and Education. The findings indicated that nurses working in the non-critical care areas find CPR a necessary procedure that challenges their emotions, ability to perform and self-confidence. Avenues for staff support and provision of logistics necessary for the adequate performance of CPR in the non-critical care areas in the hospital are vital to enhance practice and sustain clients' health.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2022
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Nursing
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-379g-d613
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.