Nurse and Physician Perceptions of Working With Goal-Directed Therapy in the Perioperative Period

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  • Mette Baumgarten, Department of Anaesthesiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Amagaer Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address:, Danmark
  • Anne Brødsgaard
  • Gitte Bunkenborg, Department of Anaesthesiology, Holbaek University Hospital, Region Zealand, Denmark., Danmark
  • Nicolai B Foss, Department of Anaesthesiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Amagaer Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark., Danmark
  • Vibeke Nørholm, Optimized Senior Patient Program (Optimed), Clinical Research Center, Amager-Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark., Danmark

PURPOSE: To explore nurse and physician perceptions of working with and collaborating about arterial wave analysis for goal-directed therapy to identify barriers and facilitators for use in anesthesia departments, postanesthesia care units, and intensive care units.

DESIGN: A qualitative study drawing on ethnographic principles in a field study using the technique of nonparticipating observation and semistructured interviews.

METHODS: Data collection occurred using semistructured interviews with nurses (n = 23) and physicians (n = 12) and field observations in three anesthetic departments. An inductive approach for content analysis was used.

FINDINGS: The results showed one overarching theme Interprofessional collaboration encourage and impede based on three categories: (1) interprofessional and professional challenges; (2) obtaining competencies; and (3) understanding optimal fluid treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: Several barriers identified related to interprofessional collaboration. Nurses and physicians were dependent on each other's skills and capabilities to use arterial wave analysis. Education of nurses and physicians is important to secure optimal use of goal-directed therapy.

TidsskriftJournal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
Sider (fra-til)198-205
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2020
Eksternt udgivetJa

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