Evaluation of Quality of Nursing Documentationin Surgical Wards at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals

Authors

  • Tahseen R. Mohammed1 , Haider M. Majeed2, Aqeel H. Jasim3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1577

Keywords:

Evaluation, Quality of Nursing Documentation, Nursing care,Surgical Wards

Abstract

Background: Nursing documentation has been one of the most important functions of nurses.

Objectives: To evaluatequality of nursing documentsfor nursing care at surgical wardand to find out the

relationship between demographic characteristic with nursing documents.

Methodology: A descriptive design study was conducted in the period of 1stJanuary 2017 to 15thAugust

  1. Utilizing a stratified random sampling method (60) nursesworking in surgical ward atBaghdad

teaching hospitals.

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 instituite 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.

Author Biography

Tahseen R. Mohammed1 , Haider M. Majeed2, Aqeel H. Jasim3

1 Instructor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, College of Nursing-University of Baghdad),

2 Assistant Instructor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, College of Nursing-University of Baghdad,

3Instructor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, College of Nursing-University of Baghdad

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Tahseen R. Mohammed1 , Haider M. Majeed2, Aqeel H. Jasim3. (2020). Evaluation of Quality of Nursing Documentationin Surgical Wards at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1284-1288. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1577