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Uppsala University, Interfaculty Units, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Gävleborg.
Uppsala University, Interfaculty Units, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Gävleborg.
2004 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to identify and classify the different professional tasks that infection

nurses do and also to measure the amount of time that each task required. Further it was to

identify the nursing interventions that the nurses performed according to the journal system

VIPS and to examine their breaks from work and their job satisfaction. Data collection was

based on diaries kept by eleven nurses during the winter/spring 2004. Day and evening shifts

on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday were selected. The nurses noted in their diary,

what they did and how much time each activity required.

The various tasks of the infection nurses were classified into twelve groups; unit-related (8.8

%), instruction (3.6 %), transportation and cleaning (4.2 %), breaks (12.3 %) patient related

administration (10.8 %), patient and next-of-kin communication (4.4 %) report/round (13.2

%), medication (11.5 %), use of catheters (2.3 %), controls (4.4 %), general nursing (22.7 %)

and other treatments (1.8 %). Nurses’ used a total of 71.1 % for patient related work in which

10.8 % was patient related administration. All of the nursing interventions according to VIPS

were represented in the classification. Patient and next-of-kin communication could not be

related to just one intervention. In more than 50 % of the sample nurses had not, or only

partly, taken their break. In 84 % of the sample the nurses stated that they were satisfied with

how they could perform their job.

Key words: infection nurses, nurse’s work, working time, nursing interventions, VIPS

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-71734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-71734DiVA: diva2:99645
Available from: 2005-05-11 Created: 2005-05-11

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