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    The Experiences of Operating Room Nurses during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study
    (2022-07-01T00:00:00Z) Alptekin, Hatice Merve; Dağcı, Mahmut; Zonp, Zeynep; DAĞCI, MAHMUT
    PurposeThe aim of this study was to determine the changes in the physical, mental, and social conditions of operating room nurses and their personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.DesignThe study applied a qualitative research design that included the content analysis method.MethodFace-to-face interviews were conducted online with 26 operating room nurses. Analysis of the data was completed in six steps using the content analysis method.FindingsFour main themes emerged from the interviews: physical effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on operating room nurses, psychological effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on operating room nurses, operating room nurses’ perceptions on the training given to them during the COVID-19 pandemic, and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare worker and patient safety and nursing care.ConclusionThis study contributes new findings on the experiences of operating nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic to the relevant literature. The results of the study indicated that the nurses were negatively affected both physically and psychologically during this period, and that this directly affected patient care.
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    Perioperative Precautions for Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
    (2020-11-01T00:00:00Z) Dağcı, Mahmut; Alptekin, Hatice Merve; DAĞCI, MAHMUT
    Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, a sub-member of the coronavirus family, that first appeared in China, has been declared a pandemic in the world due to its rapid spread and spread by airborne transmission. Since all patients diagnosed with COVID-19 do not have symptoms, it is difficult to recognize people with or without disease. When patients with suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 surgery need to be operated in urgent or emergent situations, measures must be taken to protect the patient and the operating room staff. The operating room team should know the procedures to be applied if fixtures and surgical instruments in the operating room are used in cases of suspected COVID-19. In these cases, training should be provided on the effective use of personal protective equipment, precautions to be taken, and health institutions should be able to manage the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative process of patients with suspected COVID-19 or diagnosis. Health institutions should prepare an emergency plan to be applied in pandemic situations. The aim of this was study to present how to manage the perioperative process of surgical patients in COVID-19 pandemic.