ICU Nurses' Compliance with Standards for Critical Care Nursing Practice

중환자실 간호사의 중환자간호 실무표준 이행에 대한 조사

  • Yi, Young-Hee (Graduate School of Clinical Nursing Science, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Jung, Yoen-Yi (Department of Customer Service, Samsung Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Mi-Soon (Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit) ;
  • Kim, Soon-Hee (General Surgery intensive Care Unit, Asan Medical Center)
  • 이영희 (성균관대학교 임상간호대학원) ;
  • 정연이 (삼성서울병원 CS실) ;
  • 김미순 (삼성서울병원 소아흉부외과중환자실) ;
  • 김순희 (서울아산병원 외과중환자실)
  • Received : 2010.09.28
  • Accepted : 2010.11.15
  • Published : 2010.11.30


Purpose: To explore nurses' compliance with standards for critical care nursing practice in intensive care units (ICUs) and to provide basic data for high quality of critical care nursing. Method: A total of 616 participants from 61 ICUs which are graded from 1 to 7 throughout the nation were surveyed. Data were collected from February 9 to February 27, 2009 using a questionnaire consisting of 58 questions including 50 nursing activities as indicators. Results: The rate of ICU nurses' compliance with standards for critical care nursing practice was high. As for individual standards, compliance with the standard of assessment was the highest, followed by implementation, diagnosis, and planning in that order. There were differences in compliance according to nurses' ICU experience, work place (unit), and ICU grade. A shortage of manpower was considered as a main cause for noncompliance. Conclusion: The present compliance rate with standards for critical care nursing practice by ICU nurses was identified. Therefore, compliance rate can be used to promote quality of critical care nursing and development of educational programs for ICU nurses.



Supported by : 병원중환자간호사회


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