Extent of Quality of Hand-on Care to Be Rendered by Surgical Nurse to Post-Operative Patients

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assess fellow surgical nurses' performance. Since there are some hindrances and factors affecting the delivery of quality nursing care to the post-operative patients starting from the time they were transferred from the post-anesthesia care unit after operation to the ward until discharged. And within that period of care, problems arise in care plan and implementation especially on the aspect of patient-handling or what we call hands-on care. As a result, the study is conducted to investigate the quality of hands-on care given to post-operative patients.

Statement of the Problem
This study deals with the extent of quality of hands-on care to render by surgical nurse to post-operative patients at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center (BAMC) from August to October 2012

Objectives
At the end of the study, the researcher would like to answer the following: 1. What is the profile of surgical nurse in terms of?
a. age
b. gender
c. length of work experience
d. weight
e. height
2. What is the extent of quality of hands-on care to post-operative patients in terms of?
a. knowledge on hands-on care
b. attitude in rendering care
c. duration each hands-on care being performed
d. frequency each hand-on care being performed
3. What hands-on care to post-operative patients are provided by surgical nurse in terms of?
a. assisting in bed mobility
b. assisting out of bed activity
c. range of motion exercises
d. complete bed bath
e. bed linen change
4. Is there a significant difference in the extent of quality of hands-on care of surgical nurse when they are grouped according to profile variables?
a. age
b. gender
c. length of work experience
d. weight
e. height
5. Is there a significant difference in the extent of quality of hands-on care of surgical nurse in terms of?
a. knowledge on hands-on care
b. attitude in rendering care
c. duration each hands-on care being performed
d. frequency each hands-on care being performed
6. Is there a significant difference in the extent of quality of hands-on care of surgical nurse that are provided to post-operative patients in terms of?
a. assisting in bed mobility
b. assisting out of bed activity
c. range of motion exercises
c. complete bed bath
d. bed linen change
7. Is there a significant relationship between profile variables of surgical nurse and extent of quality of hands-on care to postoperative patients?

Hypotheses
1. There is no significance in the extent of quality of hands-on care of surgical nurse when they are grouped according to profile variables?
a. age
b. gender
c. length of work experience
d. weight
e. height
2. There is no significant difference in the extent of quality of hands-on care of surgical nurse in terms of:
a. knowledge on hands-on care
b. attitude in rendering care
c. duration each hands-on care being performed
d. frequency each hands-on care being performed
3. There is no significant difference in the extent of quality of hands-on care of surgical nurse that are provided to post-operative patients in terms of:
a. assisting in bed mobility
b. assisting out of bed activity
c. range of motion exercises
d. complete bed bath
e. bed linen change
4. There is no significant relationship between profile variables of surgical nurse and in the extent of quality of hands-on care to postoperative patients.

Theoretical Framework
Health care professionals work within a system of interdependent roles involving complexity of responsibilities, and collaborate with each other as a member of a health team for the common goal of quality health care. A comprehensive conceptualization of the interdependency of health care professionals' roles and functions is essential for devising strategies for quality improvement and for examining the contribution of professional groups to outcome achievement. A model was developed to guide the...
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