Evaluation of Quality of Nursing Documentation in Surgical Wards at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals
Background: Nursing documentation has been one of the most important functions of nurses.
Objectives: To evaluate quality of nursing documents for nursing care at surgical ward and to find out the
relationship between demographic characteristic with nursing documents.
Methodology: A descriptive design study was conducted in the period of 1st January 2017 to 15th August
2017. Utilizing a stratified random sampling method (60) nurses working in surgical ward at Baghdad
Results: The majority of the study participants were female who accounted for (58.3%) of the total participants
while male constituted (41.7%) making a female male ratio of 1.5:1. Most of the study participants (46.7%)
were between ages 18 and 27 years old. (71.7) of the nurses were married and the remainder was single.
(45%) of the participants had institute graduate. Majority of them (31.7%) were employee (1-5) years in
surgical wards, and finally most of nurses(66.7%) have training session in the nursing documentation.
Conclusions: The study showed that nurses have poor nursing documentation in surgical ward and there is
no significant association between the nursing documentation with some demographic characters of selected
nurses but significant association between the nursing documentation with training course.