THE IMPACT OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY ON NURSES CARING BEHAVIOR DURING BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING FOR ADULT PATIENTS AT GENERAL HOSPITALS, KUWAIT.
Emerging Technology, Humanstic Caring Behaviour, Manual Monitoring, Electronic Monitoring, Nursing care.
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Introduction: The nursing profession has advanced immensely from the onset. Remarkable changes in medical technology facilitated patients’ survival and treatments which were unimaginable during the period of Florence Nightingale. Although, technology empowered the nurses to provide quality care to patients, some of these technologies can break the bond of therapeutic nurse - patient relationship and make it mechanical, instead. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate nurses caring behavior during blood pressure monitoring with manual and electronic devices. Objective: Compare the nurses caring behavior while monitoring blood pressure by electronic and manual devices. Methods: a descriptive comparative design was used in this study. The staff nurses (N=325) were selected randomly based on certain criteria from the medical wards of five governmental hospitals. Observations were done during blood pressure monitoring with manual and electronic devices using nursing caring behavior assessment tool. Result: Paired t-test was used to examine the differences in nurses caring behavior. There were significant differences in the mean scores between the manual BP monitoring and the electronic in terms of nursing caring behavior, t(324) = -8.66, P> 0.001. Conclusion: Nurses were able to give more humanistic caring behavior when they monitored blood pressure manually than when blood pressure was monitored electronically. Recommendations: Workshop sessions can be conducted for staff nurses to emphasize the importance of providing a humanistic approach while providing care for the patients when using the technology.
Al Awade, Eman; Alnuqaidan, Hanan; Johnson, Marthal; and Diab, Hoda
"THE IMPACT OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY ON NURSES CARING BEHAVIOR DURING BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING FOR ADULT PATIENTS AT GENERAL HOSPITALS, KUWAIT.,"
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