Ayise Karadag, Zehra Göçmen Baykara[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Colostomy irrigation (CI) is a bowel management method in individuals with permanent colostomy, as an alternative to pouch use, which may provide continence. CI helps the individuals with an artificial stoma to adjust to the stoma and may increase their quality of life (QOL). An uncontrolled intestinal gas discharge invalidates ablution, and noisy gas discharge and smell prevents congregational prayers, which cause problems to Muslims with stomas. Therefore, CI may be an appropriate solution for this patient group. Using the example of one affected individual we discuss how the praying problem can be resolved with teaching to self-perform CI and emphasize the beneficial effects on QOL.Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2009; 10(6):1189-90. · 0.66 Impact Factor
Gulen Addis, Ayise Karadag[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A study of 91 nurses in Hacettepe University Adult Hospital in Turkey investigated how effective clinical nursing teaching was and analyzed the reasons for their teaching performance. Questionnaires about patient care, management, research, and teaching role were administered to the nurses in the study. The results of the questionnaires were expressed in numerical and percentage terms. Nurses were most effective in providing the patient care materials and equipment requested by students, helping students to adjust to a clinical environment and regarding students as team members. In contrast, nurses were least effective at discussing patients with students and at evaluating the patient care provided by students. The reasons that nurses gave for their clinical teaching performance were those of being overloaded with work, adhering to the view that teaching is not a nursing role, suffering from a lack of equipment, and the problem of students working slowly and hence wasting nurses' time. The nurses' recommendations for improving clinical teaching performance were those of increasing the co-operation between nursing schools and hospitals, the introduction of clinical nurse specialists, placing more emphasis on clinical teaching in nursing education and providing training courses on clinical teaching.Nurse Education Today 02/2003; 23(1):27-33. · 1.24 Impact Factor
Hafize Ozdemir, Ayise Karadag[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The aim of this descriptive study was to describe the level of preventive care provided to intensive care unit (ICU) patients at risk for development of pressure ulcers (PU). Our study population comprised 126 nurses working at coronary ICU, cardiovascular surgery ICU, or a gastroenterology ICU of State Hospital in the Republic of Turkey. The study sample consisted of 30 nurses selected from these units using a layered sampling method. Data were collected using the following 4 forms: (1) ICU evaluation form, (2) demographic questionnaire form, (3) Braden Scale, and (4) observation form. The observation form was developed by the investigator to record PU prevention interventions made by the study nurses. Nurses were observed while giving care to patients at risk according to Braden Scale scores and each action of the nurses to prevent PU was recorded. Data were collected until 90 observations (3 observations with each of 30 nurses) were completed. Nurses did not consistently engage in interventions recommended for prevention of PU. Subjects did not consistently use the risk-evaluation scale, document position changes on the appropriate form, and train auxiliary personnel about PU prevention. The most frequently fulfilled behaviors for PU prevention were avoiding hot water when cleansing the skin, helping the patient eat, avoiding placing the patient directly on a trochanter, refraining from using improper support material, and use of pressure-redistribution surfaces. The least fulfilled behaviors were (1) application of a skin barrier or protectant on moist skin and (2) application of a moisturizer to dry or compromised skin, protecting the skin during patient transfer, repositioning, and documenting prevention interventions. This study demonstrates that critical care nurses do not consistently provide preventive care for PU.Journal of WOCN 35(3):293-300. · 1.14 Impact Factor
Article: The determination of record-keeping behavior of nurses regarding intravenous fluid treatment: the case of Turkey.Sumeyye Arslan, Ayise Karadag[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Record-keeping is one of the legal and professional responsibilities of nurses. This study aims to determine the record-keeping behavior of nurses regarding intravenous fluid treatment (IVFT). The study was conducted with 150 nurses working in adult clinics of a 936-bed university hospital. The most frequently fulfilled record-keeping behaviors were solution type, total solution amount, and date of treatment. The least frequent fulfilled behaviors were the diagnosis of patients and the time of passage of medication added to the solution. The nurses never recorded type of i.v. fluid treatment, complications, and discontinuation of therapy. According to findings of the study, the record-keeping behavior of nurses regarding IVFT is not at the desired level.Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 31(5):287-94.