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Teamwork Climate among Nurses in Perioperative Nursing at Universidad de Sta. Isabel - Mother Seton Hospital.

Researchers

NameRole
1Maya C. Toledano Researcher

Related Institutions

Institutions NameRole
Universidad De Sta. Isabel

Publication Information

1.
Publication Type:
Thesis/Dissertations
Publication Date:
2014

Objectives

The present study aimed to determine the teamwork climate among nurses in USI-Mother Seton Hospital along Perioperative Nursing

Abstract

The present study aimed to determine the teamwork climate among nurses in USI-Mother Seton Hospital along Perioperative Nursing. This was conducted in the different units that are usually involved in performing perioperative activities namely; Emergency Room, Surgical Ward, Operating Room, Recovery Room, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit. Specifically, the study sought to answer the following questions: 1) What is the demographic profile of the nurses working in the units of USI - Mother Seton Hospital who are involved in perioperative activities as to age, sex, civil status, number of years of service in Mother Seton Hospital, Area of Assignment, and related seminar/trainings attended? 2) What are the respondents' assessment of the following factors of teamwork along perioperative nursing at USI - Mother Seton Hospital as to awareness of perioperative activities, job satisfaction, perceptions of management, safety climate, working conditions, and stress recognition? 3) What are the nurses' assessment of the teamwork climate in USI - Mother Seton Hospital along perioperative nursing? 4) Is the teamwork climate significantly affected by the nurses' demographic profile and assessment of the given factors? 5) What recommendations can be proposed to further enhance the teamwork climate of nurses in the different units of USI - Mother Seton Hospital in connection with perioperative nursing?


 


The descriptive correlation research design was used in the conduct of the study. The respondents consisted of 68 nurses; with 61 staff nurses and 7 head nurses presently working in the five units in USI - Mother Seton Hospital primarily involved in perioperative nursing. Questionnaire checklist format was utilized to gather data for the study.


 


Conclusions were derived from the findings of the study and these are as follows: 1) Most perioperative nurses are young adults, female, single, have 2-3 years of experience and have not attended related team building trainings or seminar. 2) Factors of teamwork according to the extent of nurses' experience in perioperative areas of USI - Mother Seton Hospital were awareness of perioperative activities, job satisfaction, safety climate, working conditions, perceptions of management and stress recognition. 3) Nurses at USI - Mother Seton Hospital have average teamwork climate in perioperative nursing. They have the inner drive or motivation to contribute something for the team. They strongly believed in the essence of teamwork and how will it affect the perioperative care delivered to their surgical patients. However, some communication problems on conducting training programs and activities in the institution were found between nurses and the nursing management as nurses were unaware of the training programs conducted in the hospital. 4) In terms of correlations, nurses' teamwork climate in perioperative nursing cannot be linked and is not affected by variations in the nurses' demographic profile. The factors of teamwork that showed strong significant relationship and thus affect nurses' teamwork climate were safety climate, working conditions, perceptions of management, and job satisfaction. While awareness of perioperative activities and stress recognition showed no significance and do not affect nurses' teamwork climate.