2017 Volume 13 Pages 23-35
Objective: With regard to medical doctors and nurses who had participated in international disaster response(IDR), the purposes of the study were as follows:①To identify the factors related to recognition of the need for "surgical nursing practice" in IDR provided by Japan ②To clarify the role of Surgical Nurse in future IDR. Method: The survey was conducted between June 20, 2016 and July 31, 2016 targeting medical professionals (doctors and nurses) with experience in IDR. We distributed self-report questionnaires to authors and coauthors of academic papers that described studies examining IDR and been published within the preceding 5 years. Results: We received responses from 54 of the 110 participants (recovery rate: 49.1%). Data for 51 subjects (valid response rate: 94.4%) were ultimately analyzed. “Organization (Governmental Organization [GO] group and Nongovernmental Organizations [NGO] group) at the time of dispatch” differed significantly recognition of the need for "surgical nursing practice" in IDR. Discussion: "Organization at the time of dispatch;" was the main factor related to recognition of the need for "surgical nursing practice" in IDR. GO group recognized that the role of Surgical Nurse in IDR was not only nursing care through the perioperative period but also disaster nursing care to perform a wide variety of activities will be required in the provision of medical support following international disasters. NGO group recognized the importance of nursing care during operations as the role of Surgical Nurse in IDR.