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Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) Nurses in the Deployed Setting.


PB2008105139

Publication Date 2006
Personal Author Dremsa, T. L.
Page Count 60
Abstract The purpose of this study was to describe knowledge gained by Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurses while providing patient care within a combat environment. A phenomenological method with purposive sampling of subjects was used for this study. Individual interviews were conducted with registered nurses, and focus groups were conducted with physicians (MDs) and respiratory therapists (RTs). Using purposive sampling, 23 RNs, 6 MDs, and 11 RTs who had deployed with CCATT missions were recruited to share their recent experience as CCAT Team members in a combat environment. Unstructured interviews were used to obtain data about knowledge gained during deployment. Questions asked of participants encouraged them to describe their everyday lived experience during deployment. Other means of data collection included written narratives, group interviews, participant observation, and review of in-flight documentation of care. Data were transcribed and entered into a qualitative research computer program called NVivo. This software allowed researchers to code large sections of data from interviews and save it in one node or multiple nodes that could be reviewed later. This prevented rereading of data that was deemed insignificant, and it allowed concentrated analysis of key passages. Data analysis began concurrently with data collection. The investigators identified recurrent themes and patterns of meaning, using verbatim statements and low-inference descriptors.
Keywords
  • Nurses
  • Military personnel
  • Health manpower education
  • Patient care
  • Combat environments
  • Research plans
  • Implications
  • Outcomes
  • Knowledge
  • Interviews
  • Data collection
  • Military deployment
  • Military nursing
  • Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT)
Source Agency
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Corporate Authors Palladian Partners, Silver Spring, MD.; TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200809
Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) Nurses in the Deployed Setting.
Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) Nurses in the Deployed Setting.
PB2008105139

  • Nurses
  • Military personnel
  • Health manpower education
  • Patient care
  • Combat environments
  • Research plans
  • Implications
  • Outcomes
  • Knowledge
  • Interviews
  • Data collection
  • Military deployment
  • Military nursing
  • Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT)
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
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