Camera-assisted nursing observation of restless patients in an acute care setting, a multi-method feasibility study

Mette Geil Kollerup*, Gitte Tolstrup, Birgitte Schantz Laursen

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Abstract

AIM: To evaluate the implementation, practicality and acceptability of camera-assisted observation of restless patients in the acute care ward.

DESIGN: A multi-method feasibility study.

METHODS: Data consisted of nurses' written records, a brief survey among all nurses and individual interviews with eight nurses. Data analysis encompassed numerical analyses as well as descriptive content analysis.

FINDINGS: Camera-assisted observation was implemented by 44 patients from 60-95 years old, for 6 months. The practicality was enhanced by equipment that was easy to operate but the nurses were hampered by carrying the institutional mobile phone while caring for other patients. The intervention's acceptability depended on its potential for improved patient safety and the ability to adjust nursing care to meet the patients' needs as this could enhance feelings of confidence and control.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNursing Open
Volume9
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)559-568
Number of pages10
ISSN2054-1058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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© 2021 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords

  • acute care
  • individual interviews
  • nursing care
  • nursing observation
  • technology

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