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How do nurses record pedagogical activities? An investigation of nurses’ documentation inpatients´ records in a cardiac rehabilitation unit for patients following coronary artery bypass surgery.
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 16, no 10, 1898-1907 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
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Abstract [en]

Aims. To describe the use of pedagogically related keywords and the content of notes connected to these keywords, as they appear in nursing records in a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery rehabilitation unit. Background. Nursing documentation is an important component of clinical practice and is regulated by law in Sweden. Studies have been carried out in order to evaluate the educational and rehabilitative needs of patients following CABG surgery but, as yet, no study has contained an in-depth evaluation of how nurses document pedagogical activities in the records of these patients. Methods. The records of 265 patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit following CABG surgery were analysed. The records were structured in accordance with the VIPS model. Using this model, pedagogically related keywords: communication, cognition/development and information/education were selected. The analysis of the data consisted of three parts: the frequency with which pedagogically related keywords are used, the content and the structure of the notes. Results. Apart from the term 'communication', pedagogically related keywords were seldom used. Communication appeared in all records describing limitations, although no explicit reference was made to pedagogical activities. The notes related to cognition/development were grouped into the following themes: nurses' actions, assessment of knowledge and provision of information, advice and instructions as well as patients' wishes and experiences. The themes related to information were the provision of information and advice in addition to relevant nursing actions. The structure of the documentation was simple. Conclusions. The documentation of pedagogical activities in nursing records was infrequent and inadequate. Relevance to clinical practice. The patients' need for knowledge and the nurses' teaching must be documented in the patient records so as to clearly reflect the frequency and quality of pedagogical activities.

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. , 2007. Vol. 16, no 10, 1898-1907 p.
Keyword [en]
caring, nursing, nurse, pedagogical, cardiac rehabilitation, coronary artery bypass
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Nursing
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1565Local ID: 2320/12287OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1565DiVA: diva2:869623
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13

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