Identifying performance obstacles among intensive care nurses

Ayse P. Gurses, Pascale Carayon

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Abstract

In this paper, we compare findings of two studies aimed at identifying performance obstacles among intensive care nurses. The first study is a qualitative study where data was collected from 15 intensive care nurses using individual, semi-structured interviews. The second study is a cross-sectional study conducted among 298 nurses from 17 intensive care units (ICUs) of seven hospitals using a questionnaire survey. Based on the results of these two studies, the most commonly experienced performance obstacles among ICU nurses include inadequate help from others, tools and equipment, ineffective inter-provider communication, materials and supplies, poor physical work environment, and family issues. The results of these two studies have implications regarding efforts aimed at redesigning ICU work organization in order to reduce nursing workload and improve quality of working life and quality and safety of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005
Pages1019-1023
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 30 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/26/059/30/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Gurses, A. P., & Carayon, P. (2005). Identifying performance obstacles among intensive care nurses. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005 (pp. 1019-1023). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).