Using the Nursing Interventions Classification to identify nursing interventions in free-text nursing documentation in adult psychiatric outpatient care setting

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Ameel , M , Leino , H , Kontio , R , van Achterberg , T & Junttila , K 2020 , ' Using the Nursing Interventions Classification to identify nursing interventions in free-text nursing documentation in adult psychiatric outpatient care setting ' , Journal of Clinical Nursing , vol. 29 , no. 17-18 , pp. 3435-3444 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15382

Title: Using the Nursing Interventions Classification to identify nursing interventions in free-text nursing documentation in adult psychiatric outpatient care setting
Author: Ameel, Maria; Leino, Hanna; Kontio, Raija; van Achterberg, Theo; Junttila, Kristiina
Contributor: University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, HUS Psychiatry
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
Date: 2020-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Journal of Clinical Nursing
ISSN: 0962-1067
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/318293
Abstract: Aims and objectives To identify and describe nursing interventions in patient documentation in adult psychiatric outpatient setting and to explore the potential for using the Nursing Interventions Classification in documentation in this setting. Background Documentation is an important part of nurses' work, and in the psychiatric outpatient care setting, it can be time-consuming. Only very few research reports are available on nursing documentation in this care setting. Methods A qualitative analysis of secondary data consisting of nursing documentation for 79 patients in four outpatient units (years 2016-2017). The data consisted of 1,150 free-text entries describing a contact or an attempted contact with 79 patients, their family members or supporting networks and 17 nursing care summaries. Deductive and inductive content analysis was used. SRQR guideline was used for reporting. Results We identified 71 different nursing interventions, 64 of which are described in the Nursing Interventions Classification. Surveillance and Care Coordination were the most common interventions. The analysis revealed two perspectives which challenge the use of the classification: the problem of overlapping interventions and the difficulty of naming group-based interventions. Conclusion There is an urgent need to improve patient documentation in the adult psychiatric outpatient care setting, and standardised nursing terminologies such as the Nursing Interventions Classification could be a solution to this. However, the problems of overlapping interventions and naming group-based interventions suggest that the classification needs to be further developed before it can fully support the systematic documentation of nursing interventions in the psychiatric outpatient care setting. Relevance to clinical practice This study describes possibilities of using a systematic nursing language to describe the interventions nurses use in the adult psychiatric outpatient setting. It also describes problems in the current free text-based documentation.
Subject: Nursing Interventions Classification
nursing records
outpatients
psychiatric nursing
standardised nursing terminology
QUALITATIVE CONTENT-ANALYSIS
MENTAL-HEALTH NURSES
RECORD
316 Nursing
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