Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

Introducing video calls in an intensive care unit during the COVID-19 lockdown: a qualitative study

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. The positive predictive value of ankle fracture diagnosis in the Danish National Patient Registry

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. High-protein diet during pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. The updated Pedersen-Bjergaard method for assessment of awareness of hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Thin or early melanoma, risk factors and associated mortality

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  5. Comparison of two frailty screening tools for acutely admitted elderly patients

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. Forbedring af overlevelsen efter hjertestop uden for hospital

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Continuous wireless pre- and postoperative vital sign monitoring reveal new, severe desaturations after vascular surgery

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Effect of dexamethasone on intraoperative remifentanil dose in total knee arthroplasty surgery under general anaesthesia

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

INTRODUCTION: During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, visits to hospitals were prohibited. Therefore, new ways of communicating with relatives about and with patients were needed. This study aimed to explore experiences made with video calls in an adult ICU.

METHODS: This study employed semi-structured group interviews conducted with six registered nurses from the ICU in a large hospital in Denmark who used video calls during the lockdown. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using systematic text condensation.

RESULTS: The analyses indicated that video calls were a useful alternative to physical meetings. The advantages of video calls were that relatives had risk-free access to the ICU and the patient's treatment, whereas patients gained a window into their home, and nurses used less planning time than physical visit. Finally, patients were less distracted by video calls than by visits. The challenges identified with video calls were difficulties for nurses to care for relatives, ethical aspects and technical issues.

CONCLUSIONS: Video calls were an effective tool for communication during the COVID-19 lockdown, presenting a number of advantages and challenges compared with in-person visits or telephone calls. By identifying and overcoming these challenges, video calls may become a beneficial supplement to in-person visits or telephone calls.

FUNDING: none.

TRIAL REGISTRATION: Approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (P-2020-931).

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDanish Medical Journal
Vol/bind69
Udgave nummer6
ISSN1603-9629
StatusUdgivet - 16 maj 2022

Bibliografisk note

Articles published in the DMJ are “open access”. This means that the articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License, which permits any non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

ID: 79188251