J Korean Clin Nurs Res.  2021 Aug;27(2):187-198. 10.22650/JKCNR.2021.27.2.187.

Development of the Nursing Practice Guidelines for Preventing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications using the Guideline Adaptation Process

Affiliations
  • 1RN, Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul 06351, Korea.
  • 2Unit Manager, Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul 06351, Korea.
  • 3Team Manager, Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul 06351, Korea.

Abstract

Purpose
This study aimed to develop an evidence-based nursing practice guideline for preventing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).
Methods
The guideline adaptation process was conducted through the 24 steps based on the guideline adaptation manual of Korean Hospital Nurses Association.
Results
The newly developed guideline to prevent PPCs consisted of four domains and 30 recommendations. The number of recommendations in each domain was 7 for assessment of PPCs, 17 for nursing interventions to prevent PPCs after general anesthesia, 4 for education (intended for patients and medical staff), and 2 for monitoring and recording.
Conclusion
The developed guidelines will contribute in standardization of nursing practice and PPCs prevention and management. We recommend the dissemination and utilization of these guidelines nationwide to improve the quality of postoperative pulmonary complication prevention.

Keyword

Postoperative Complications; Respiratory Therapy; Guideline; Evidence-Based Nursing
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