Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Nursing Staff toward Working at Emergency Unit
Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul,
2022, Volume 44, Issue 1, Pages 22-28
AbstractHighlights : Emergency department need essentisl careful assessment as it deal with acute, urgent health situations so should have high skilled well trained staff.
Aims : Study involves assessing the emergency nurse's knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding the practical obstacles that impede nurses from working in the Emergency Departement and taking necessary measures to resolve them.
Material and Method : The current study was a cross-sectional study conducted upon (400) nurses. Questionnaire form to assess nurses' knowledge, attitude, and practice in Mosul's teaching hospitals / Iraq related to working in the Emergency Departement. The acceptability score was established at 61.2 mark / 85%; less than this limit was considered unsatisfied as degree 85% (61.2 marks) was considered as acceptable. The data were surveyed applying the (SPSS version 25) descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result : The study showed that there were statistically significant differences in the level of knowledge. The mean ± S.D of the knowledge was (33.15 ± 11) . The mean of practice was (23±9). The majority of nurses was in the accepted level 196 (49%) and statistically highly significant P-value was 0.01. Attitude answering questions show high agreement on questions (Number of the good training staff is essential in the emergency department? , and Handwashing is necessary before preparation and administration? ) with answers percentage are [ 96.25% and 93.75% respectively]. The difference between nurses was highly significant p-value was 0.001.
Conclusion : This study concluded that the awareness or knowledge of nurses is satisfactory with the level of attitude and practice with respect to Emergency Department
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