Sanna Salanterä

Sanna Salanterä
University of Turku | UTU · Department of Nursing Science

PhD, RN, Professor of Clinical Nursing Science
Digital Nursing, Health Technology, Pain care

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January 2007 - present
Turku University Hospital
Position
  • Nurse Director (subsidary)
January 1992 - March 2020
University of Turku
Position
  • Head of Faculty

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Publications (302)
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Pain is a subjective experience with interpersonal perception sensitivity differences. Pain sensitivity is of scientific and clinical interest, as it is a risk factor for several pain conditions. Resting heart rate variability (HRV) is a potential pain sensitivity measure reflecting the parasympathetic tone and baroreflex function, but it remains u...
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Background Predictors of subsequent events after Emergency Medical Services (EMS) non-conveyance decisions are still unclear, though patient safety is the priority in prehospital emergency care. The aim of this study was to find out whether machine learning can be used in this context and to identify the predictors of subsequent events based on nar...
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Background: Nurses working in hospitals may occasionally be reassigned to other wards for various reasons, for example to cover sudden absences or to support heavier-than-usual workloads. This practice is known as 'floating shifts'. Aim: To assess how nurses are affected by the stress of working floating shifts, to understand what causes and allev...
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Tools to automate the summarization of nursing entries in electronic health records (EHR) have the potential to support healthcare professionals to obtain a rapid overview of a patient’s situation when time is limited. This study explores a keyword-based text summarization method for the nursing text that is based on machine learning model explaina...
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Objectives: Pit crew models are designed to improve teamwork in critical medical situations, like advanced life support (ALS). We investigated if a pit crew model training improves performance assessment and ALS skills retention when compared to standard ALS education. Methods: This was a prospective, blinded, randomized, and controlled, paralle...
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In health sciences, high-quality text embeddings may augment qualitative data analysis of large amounts of text by enabling, e.g., searching and clustering of health information. This study aimed to evaluate three different sentence-level embedding methods in clustering sentences in nursing narratives from individual patients’ hospital care episode...
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The foundations of children’s health and wellbeing are laid in early childhood. A gamified app (EmpowerKids tool) was designed to support professionals to have discussions with 6- to 12-year-olds from low-income families about their health and wellbeing. The aim of this feasibility study was to evaluate the usability and acceptability of the tool f...
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LBGTQ+ students often miss the support and information they need in the school nursing, but little is known about junior high school (JHS) nurses' work with LGBTQ+ students. 15 JHS nurses were interviewed in focus groups about their perceptions of supporting LGBTQ+ students. Four interconnected themes were identified with inductive thematic analysi...
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Introduction In occupational health checks the information about psychosocial risk factors, which influence work ability, is documented in free text. Early detection of psychosocial risk factors helps occupational health care to choose the right and targeted interventions to maintain work capacity. In this study the aim was to evaluate if we can au...
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Background: Mental health problems are a major health issue for children and adolescents around the world. The school environment allows adolescents to be reached comprehensively and on a low threshold, making it a potential environment for mental health interventions. The aim of this review was to describe interventions delivered by health-care wo...
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The primary goal of introducing digital information systems in healthcare organisations is to improve care processes and outcomes, however, studies that investigate the impact of digital information systems on the day-to-day operations management from the perspective of workflow and consumer satisfaction in emergency departments are scarce. Therefo...
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The purpose of this study was to find out how an adult can enable or hinder the realization of a disabled child’s agency in play interaction. We focused on the child’s play invitations, which were constructed as dispreferred by the adult. The data consisted of nine videotaped playing situations with five nurses and five disabled children in a child...
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Empowerment is a core construct in health behavior and an emerging trend in pediatrics. Although it has been suggested as an approach that may promote the person’s participation in health care decisions and positive outcomes, little is known about the nature and effectiveness of interventions to support empowerment in families and preschool-age chi...
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Aim To develop a consensus paper on the central points of an international invitational think-tank on nursing and artificial intelligence (AI). Methods We established the Nursing and Artificial Intelligence Leadership (NAIL) Collaborative, comprising interdisciplinary experts in AI development, biomedical ethics, AI in primary care, AI legal aspec...
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BACKGROUND Every year, millions of children undergo medical procedures which require anesthesia. Fear and anxiety are common among young children undergoing such procedures and can interfere with the child’s recovery and wellbeing. Relaxation, distraction, and education are methods that can be used to prepare children and help them to cope with fea...
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Background: Every year, millions of children undergo medical procedures that require anesthesia. Fear and anxiety are common among young children undergoing such procedures and can interfere with the child's recovery and well-being. Relaxation, distraction, and education are methods that can be used to prepare children and help them cope with fear...
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Aim and objective The aim of the study was to investigate how the sleep improvement interventions developed for the wards were associated with patients’ sleep. The objective was to promote patients’ sleep. Background The quality of sleep is vital for patients’ health and recovery from illness. However, patients generally sleep poorly during hospit...
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Introduction The proportion of patients who are frequent attenders (FAs) varies from few percent to almost 30% of all patients. A small group of patients continued to visit GPs year after year. In previous studies, it has been reported that over 15% of all 1-year FAs were persistent frequent attenders (pFAs). Objectives This study aimed to identif...
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Background There is a strong demand for an accurate and objective means of assessing acute pain among hospitalized patients to help clinicians provide pain medications at a proper dosage and in a timely manner. Heart rate variability (HRV) comprises changes in the time intervals between consecutive heartbeats, which can be measured through acquisit...
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Introduction: This paper describes the concept and content of early adolescents’ emotional skills among the general population. The research literature contains many emotional skills-related terms with overlapping meanings, and it can be challenging to determine which are applicable for example, to a music therapy assessment tool. This study compri...
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Purpose: Empowerment is a widely accepted approach to health promotion in which primary care nurses play an important role. Despite its clinical importance, empirical knowledge is low, mainly due to the lack of instruments to measure this construct. The Empowering Speech Practices Scale (ESPS) is a Finnish measure used to assess the empowerment pr...
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Aims: To explore the effectiveness of a new perioperative practice model on anxiety and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty under spinal anaesthesia. Design: A randomized clinical trial. Methods: Control group participants (N = 222) received standard perioperative care, meani...
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Background: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Departments (ED) have seen increasing attendance rates in the last decades. Currently, EMS are increasingly assessing and treating patients without the need to convey patients to health care facility. The aim of this study was to describe and compare the patient case-mix between conveyed a...
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Aims: To explore the degree of empowering health counselling in well-child visits, considering nurse and family perspectives and to examine its associated factors. Background: Empowerment has gained high priority in the world health strategy, being claimed for its benefits for people's health and well-being. Design: The design includes an expl...
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The aim of the study was to explore emergency department transfer delays and to assess the potential of using a semantic clustering approach to augment the content analysis of transfer delay data. Data were collected over a period of 5 months from two hospitals. A set of (unique) phrases describing reasons for transfer delays (n=333) were clustered...
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BACKGROUND Accurate objective pain assessment is required in the healthcare domain and clinical settings for appropriate pain management. Automated objective pain detection from physiological data in patients provides valuable information to hospital staff and caregivers to better manage pain, in particular for those patients who are unable to self...
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Background Accurate, objective pain assessment is required in the health care domain and clinical settings for appropriate pain management. Automated, objective pain detection from physiological data in patients provides valuable information to hospital staff and caregivers to better manage pain, particularly for patients who are unable to self-rep...
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BACKGROUND There is a strong demand for an accurate and objective means for assessing acute pain among hospitalized patients to help clinicians provide a proper dosage of pain medications and in a timely manner. Heart rate variability (HRV) comprises changes in the time intervals between consecutive heartbeats, which can be measured through acquisi...
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Background: Up to 35% of nurses' working time is spent on care documentation. We describe the evaluation of a system aimed at assisting nurses in documenting patient care and potentially reducing the documentation workload. Our goal is to enable nurses to write or dictate nursing notes in a narrative manner without having to manually structure the...
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The purpose of the policy brief on arts in hospitals is to encourage the health service system to take into account the cultural contexts of health and to integrate culture and the arts into the promotion of health and well-being. The policy brief offers 17 recommendations to be implemented in hospitals and other health care institutions to strengt...
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Children with cancer are dealing with different side and long-term effects caused by cancer and its treatments, like vinca-alkaloids, which may have negative effects on motor performance. However, the affected areas of motor performance (aiming and catching, balance, manual dexterity) and the differences in these areas between boys and girls and di...
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Background: The shortened length of hospital stays (LOS) requires efficient and patient-participatory perioperative nursing approaches to enable early and safe discharge from hospitals for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The primary aim of this study was to explore the effect comparative to stand...
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16 The automatic detection of facial expressions of pain has been needed to ensure accurate 17 pain assessment of patients who are unable to self-report pain. To overcome the challenges 18 of automatic systems for determining pain levels based on facial expressions in clinical patient 19 monitoring, a surface electromyography method was tested for...
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The aim was to describe nurses' and physicians' perceptions of a digital service logistics information system from an operative management perspective in emergency departments (EDs). A total of 24 professionals were interviewed. Based on the results the information systems support operative management of EDs but the professionals desire more detail...
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Aims: To define digital health services that have been studied among chronically ill adolescents and to describe e-health coaching elements that may have an impact on transition outcomes. Design: Systematic review without meta-analysis. Data sources: MEDLINE (Ovid), Pub Med, Scopus and CINAHL on 28 May 2018. Review methods: Peer-reviewed art...
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Objective Technical skills (TS) and non-technical skills (NTS) are the primary elements ensuring patient safety during advanced life support (ALS) and effective crisis resource management (CRM). Both skills are needed to perform high-quality ALS, though they are traditionally practiced separately. The evidence of the association between NTS and TS...
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Active play is regarded as physical activity during early childhood. Physical activity has many benefits for children’s physical and psychosocial health and wellbeing, as well as for their cognitive development. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between the preference for active play and neurological development in toddlers. The...
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Previous research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and other (LGBTQ+) students can experience substantial emotional- and health-related issues at school, but research into LGBTQ+ students’ experiences of school nursing is limited. This qualitative study describes the experiences of Finnish LGBTQ+ students engaging...
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Background: Psychosocial risk factors influence early retirement and absence from work. Health checks by occupational health nurses (OHNs) may prevent deterioration of work ability. Health checks are documented electronically mostly as free text, and therefore the effect of psychological risk factors on working capacity is difficult to detect. Ai...
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Aim: To identify nurse managers' essential information needs in daily unit operation in perioperative settings. Design: Qualitative and quantitative descriptive design. Methods: The study consisted of (I) generation of an item pool of potential information needs, (II) assessment of the item pool by an expert panel and (III) confirming the esse...
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Ennaltaehkäisevä elintapaohjaus on keino tukea lapsiperheitä lasten painoon liittyvissä kysymyksissä. Lastenneuvolan laaja terveystarkastus tarjoaa tärkeän matalan kynnyksen areenan elintapoihin liittyvään ohjaukseen alle kouluikäisten lasten perheille. Lasten osallistuminen perheen arkea koskeviin keskusteluihin on lapsilähtöisen ja perhekeskeisen...
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BACKGROUND Pain assessment is critical to the optimal treatment of pain. There is a high demand for accurate objective pain assessment for effectively optimizing pain management interventions. However, pain as a multivalent, dynamic, and ambiguous phenomenon is difficult to quantify, particularly when the patient’s ability to communicate is limited...
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Background: Assessment of pain is critical to its optimal treatment. There is a high demand for accurate objective pain assessment for effectively optimizing pain management interventions. However, pain is a multivalent, dynamic, and ambiguous phenomenon that is difficult to quantify, particularly when the patient's ability to communicate is limit...
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Asynchronous telemedicine systems face many challenges related to information security as the patient's sensitive information and data on medicine dosage is transmitted over a network when monitoring patients and controlling asynchronous telemedical IoT devices. This information may be modified or spied on by a malicious adversary. To make asynchro...
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Because of their attractive and engaging nature, games offer a potential method to be used for different purposes in healthcare. Health games are accessible and enable reaching the patients and clients without the restrictions of time and distance. Games have shown to increase knowledge and skills and support learning and communication. Games can a...
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The demographic changes in the society have led to an urge for new sustainable ways to provide high-quality care for a large group of people with complex health needs. In the Internet of Thing (IoT) technology, the “things”—devices, sensors, and actuators connected to the Internet—collect health-related data from multiple sources with wearable and...
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This policy brief is intended for healthcare authorities and health service organisations, producers of art, artistic activities, and art-related services, educators and students in the health and social service sector and the cultural sector, and decision-makers in all these fields. The policy brief aims to encourage health service organisations t...
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Objective: To evaluate the effect of active video games in promoting physical activity and motor performance, and reducing fatigue in children with cancer. A randomized controlled trial was conducted. The intervention included playing Nintendo Wii™Fit (Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan) for 30 min/day for 8 weeks. Physical activity was estimated wi...
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Objectives: This systematic review examines elementary school-aged children's involvement in oral health interventions. Methods: A systematic review of randomised controlled studies was carried out according to the PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched for publications listed between 2008-2018. The review...
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Focus groups are becoming increasingly popular in research, especially in parent and child research. Focus group interviews allow participants to tell their own stories, express their opinions, and even draw pictures without having to adhere to a strict sequence of questions. This method is very suitable for collecting data from children, youths, a...
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Objective: This study focuses on the task of automatically assigning standardized (topical) subject headings to free-text sentences in clinical nursing notes. The underlying motivation is to support nurses when they document patient care by developing a computer system that can assist in incorporating suitable subject headings that reflect the doc...
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The aim of this study was to identify nurse managers' daily tasks during the rescheduling of sudden nursing staff absences by comparing two techniques: a paper-based system as phone calls and emails or information technology-based staffing systems. In addition, it is intended to evaluate the usability of information technology-based staffing soluti...
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Background: The use of technology and health and medical devices as a part of fundamental nursing care is increasing. Although involving users in the device development process is essential, the role of nurses in the process has not yet been discussed. Objectives: To examine and map what kind of health and medical devices have been developed spe...
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We report on the pilot evaluation of an experimental query-based search functionality that enables phrase-level query rewriting in an unsupervised way. It is intended for supporting search in clinical text. Qualitative evaluation is done by three clinicans using a prototype search tool. They report that they find the tested search functionality to...
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Patient self-reporting of pain is not always possible, in those cases automated objective pain assessment could lead to reliable pain assessment. In this context, physiological measurements have been studied and one of the promising signals is skin conductance (SC). In this study, 1Hz SC signal acquisition is performed while gradually increasing he...
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Current acute pain intensity assessment tools are mainly based on self-reporting by patients, which is impractical for non-communicative, sedated or critically ill patients. In previous studies, various physiological signals have been observed qualitatively as a potential pain intensity index. On the basis of that, this study aims at developing a c...
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The aim of this study was to describe the information needs of patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery in Western Lithuania. Methods. This data were collected from patients of three Klaipeda city hospitals performing digestive tract surgeries in January – March 2015. The interview responses (n = 86) were analyzed inductively with thematic cont...
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Background: Information has a distinct value for operative care from the perspective of both the patient and the professional. Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to describe the information needs of patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery in western Lithuania. Material and methods: The data was collected from patients at three Klaiped...
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Aim: To describe the encounters with sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth in healthcare based on the existing research. Background: The development of sexual orientation and gender identity can create challenges in an SGM youth’s life, and they may need support fromhealth professionals. Heteronormativity has been recognised as a barrier to the id...
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Aim To describe the nurse manager's role in perioperative settings. Background Role is complex and its content is unclear. There is a challenge to back up role with existing decision‐making support tools. Research in this area is scarce. We need to better understand what this role is to support nurse manager's work with information systems. Evalu...
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Aim This study examines the amount of sleep and daytime sleepiness, and how these change in a follow‐up cohort study of school‐aged children. Methods A total of 1351 schoolchildren (aged 10) and their parents were invited to participate in the study and were studied again at ages 12 and 15 years. A survey put forth by the Health Behaviour of Schoo...
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Aim To analyse psychosocial self‐efficacy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, evaluate associations between self‐efficacy and metabolic control and background variables and determine psychometric properties of the Finnish Diabetes Empowerment Scale (Fin‐DES‐28). Design A descriptive correlational survey. Methods The data were collected with the...
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Background The assessment of ear pain is challenging in young, mostly preverbal children. Our aim was to investigate whether pain scales are useful tools for parents to detect pain in their young children with the suspicion of acute otitis media (AOM), and to assess associations between 16 symptoms and the severity of pain. Methods This cross-sect...