Toward an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular interventional nursing : a qualitative study into nursing within the cardiac catheterisation laboratory setting
Rolley, J., Conway, A., Page, K., & Whitbourn, R. (2012) Toward an in-depth understanding of cardiovascular interventional nursing : a qualitative study into nursing within the cardiac catheterisation laboratory setting. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 21(Supp1), S181.
Introduction: Nursing in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory (CCL) varies globally in terms of scope and deployment. In the US, all allied staff are cross-trained into all CCL roles. The Australian and New Zealand experience has legislative frameworks that reserves specific functions to nurses. Yet, the nursing role within the CCL is poorly researched and defined.
Aim: This study sought to gain deeper understanding of the perceived role of CCL nurses in Australia and New Zealand.
Method: A descriptive qualitative study using semi-structured in-depth interviews was used. A cross-sectional sample of 23 senior clinical nurses or nursing managers representing 16 CCLs across Australia and New Zealand was obtained. Data were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim prior to analysis by three researchers.
Results: Five major themes emerged from the data. These themes were: 1. The CCL is a unique environment; 2. CCL nursing is a unique and advanced cardiac nursing discipline; 3. The recruitment attributes for CCL nurses are advanced; 4. Education needs to be standardised; and 5. The evidence to support practice is poor.
Discussion: The CCL environment is a dynamic, deeply interdisciplinary setting with CCL nursing seen to be a unique advanced practice role. Yet the time has come for a scope of practice, educational standards, guidelines and competencies was expressed by the participants.
Conclusion: Nursing in the CCL is an advanced practice role working within a complex interdisciplinary environment. Further work is required to define the role of CCL nurses together with the evidence-base for their practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Abstracts for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, 16-19 August 2012, Brisbane|
|Keywords:||Cardiac, Nursing roles, Qualitative study|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Deposited On:||18 Jul 2013 23:23|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2013 02:04|
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