Quality of Nursing Services for Heart Problems in Pediatric Hospital Intensive Care Unit
Background: Paediatric cardiac nurses should provide appropriate health information and guiding the
parents to take care of their congenital heart diseases children effectively and family wellbeing. The aim of
this study is to evaluate nursing management for admitted cardiac patients with congenital heart diseases in
Sulaimani Pediatric intensive cardiac unit.
Method: Quantitative design with descriptive study was carried out with evaluation approach and it was
conducted on nurses in pediatric intensive care unit of pediatric teaching hospital/Sulaimani city of Kurdistan
region from 1st July 2017-1st May 2018. Non-probability sampling was performed, a purposive sample of
(35) nurses who are working in Pediatric intensive cardiac unit of pediatric hospital and (105) convenience
sample of the pediatric patient with congenital heart disease was involved in the study.
Results: Generally, the level of nurses’ practice in total care management was 90.5% in fair level and only
9.5% in good level.
Conclusion: Nursing care management for child with congenital heart disease has been considered to be
poor practiced in Kurdistan. More specifically, the nursing intervention to reduce child’s heart load was
poorly practice. The nurse’s academic background and experience were not good qualified.