Assessment of Nurses Knowledge Toward Neonate with Birth Asphyxia at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pediatric Hospitals at Babylon Governorate

Authors

  • Salim Amir Yousef1 , Abdul Mahdi Abdul Ridah Hasan2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1549

Keywords:

Knowledge, Nurses, birth asphyxia.

Abstract

Background: Birth asphyxia is neonates’ inability to activate and sustain breathing at conception .. It is also

recognized as a condition that arises when blood gas delivery is compromised, contributing to hypoxemia

and hypercapnia The combination of hypoxia and ischemia may contribute to a cascade of biochemical

changes in the body contributing to neuronal brain loss and brain harm

Objectives: In order the aim of study to Identify the demographic characteristic of sample , Identify

knowledge of nurses in caring of neonate with birth asphyxia at NICU at pediatric hospitals in Babylon

governorate , determine the relationship between nurses knowledge with birth asphyxia at NICU with certain

of socio- demographic characteristics of sample Babylon, Iraq.

Methodology: A comprehensive research is undertaken to investigate nurses’ understanding of Neonate

with Birth Asphyxia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Babylon Governorate Pediatric Hospitals A

randomized random sample of (62) nurse is chosen with the usage of the chance sampling method. The

research group is spread in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Babylon Governorate Pediatric Hospitals.

The data was obtained using a built-in self-report questionnaire and evaluated using the concise statistical

analysis method that involves “frequencies & percentages” and the Inferential statistical data analysis

methodology used for the Chi-square test.

Results: Results of the analysis show that the participants with excellent awareness served (66.1 percent),

whereas those with bad information (33.9 percent) reflected nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at

the Babylon Governorate Pediatric Hospitals. In comparison, the mean age of experienced nurses is 32.73

± 9.33 while those with bad awareness are 26.05 ± 5.86. Significant linkages exist between Education and

awareness engagement, p = 0.015.

Conclusions and recommendations : Around 66 per cent of nurses have experience of birth asphyxia, the

study showed. Despite Born Asphyxia, about half of them have strong and optimistic disposition towards

Neonate. Education will be deemed to improve nurses’ awareness of Neonate with Birth Asphyxia

Author Biography

Salim Amir Yousef1 , Abdul Mahdi Abdul Ridah Hasan2

1 Post Graduate Student in Pediatric Nursing, Babylon Health Directorate, Iraq, 2A. Prof. phD in Pediatric

Nursing, College of Nursing/ University of Babylon – Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Salim Amir Yousef1 , Abdul Mahdi Abdul Ridah Hasan2. (2020). Assessment of Nurses Knowledge Toward Neonate with Birth Asphyxia at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pediatric Hospitals at Babylon Governorate. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1099-1104. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1549