The purpose of this study was to explore surgical patients‘ perspective of perioperative
nursing care at the Regional Hospital, Bolgatanga. The study was guided by
Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) as Microsystems health care model. The study
employed a qualitative explorative descriptive design. Purposive sampling technique
was used to recruit participants. The data was saturated with 15 participants aged
between 23 and 65 years. All the interviews were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim.
Data was analysed using the principles of thematic content analysis. Three major
themes emerged from the study: preoperative perspectives, intraoperative perspectives
and postoperative perspectives of care. These themes were consistent with the PSH
Model. Also, additional theme that emerged was faith in God. Nurses helped to assess
and triage patients to identify specific cases for urgent surgery. Nurses provided
reassurance, counseling and prehabilitation and physical care to patients but failed to
take patients‘ medical history. Nurses contributed effectively to ensure patients‘ safety
and performed infection prevention to some extent during surgery but poorly managed
patients‘ pain. Some patients sustained minor injuries as a result of poor usage of
theatre equipments. Nurses provided inadequate information to patients throughout the
perioperative period. Nurses exhibited poor communication attitude toward patients and
poorly managed their wounds resulting in wound infection. Also, patients encountered
high cost of care and nurses failed to visit patients at home after discharge. It was
recommended that health care providers should involve patients in planning care. They
should conduct physical assessment and review items used in the theatre.
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