Assessment of Nurses Knowledge Who Working in Premature Section about Ideal Nursing Care at Kerbala Pediatric Teaching Hospital, Iraq, 2020
Keywords:Nurses knowledge, premature, ideal nursing care.
Objectives: To determine assessing the nurse knowledge towards ideal nursing care for premature baby.
Methodology: A descriptive quantitative study was carried out in order to achieve the early stated objectives.
The study was initiated from
10th february, 2019; to 10th july, 2019. The study was conducted at kerbala pediatric teaching hospital.
A non-probability (purposive sample) of 41 nurses, who work in premature care unit at kerbala pediatric
Result: The study show high percentage 61% related to item (21-30) years .Regarding years of experience
was 53.7%. Regarding educational level was 70.7% for junior nursing .Regarding complication of premature
baby the high percentage was 97.33% related to item “fingernails and toenails are abnormally delicate and
short “.Regarding nursing care high percentage was 98.33 for item “the mother must breast feed her baby
to avoid jaundice”.
Conclusion: According to the present study findings, the researchers enabled to make the following
conclusions: most of the nurses participated in the study were female,within age group less than 30 years
old. The majority of nurses that participated in this study have a secondary school of qualification in nursing,
the majority of the nurses who is working in premature department within less than five years of experience
in premature unit. The study revealed high percentage regarding nursing care of premature baby.
Conclusions and Recommendations: According to the present study findings, the researchers enabled to
make the following conclusions: Most of the nurses participated in the study were female, within age group
less than 30 years old. The majority of nurses that participated in this study have a secondary school of
qualification in nursing . Most of nurse working in premature department, and the majority of them within
less than five years of experience in premature unit,Most of nurses participated in training sessions regarding
management of premature. The study revealed high nurse’s knowledge regarding caring of premature baby.
According to the results of the study the researcher recommended that: Emphasis on the survival of nurses
working in the department where they work and not to change their section of work in order to allow time to
gain more experience in the section increase information. Emphasize the establishment of scientific courses
for the nurses who work in the department so that they can gain more experience. Provision of scientific
booklet about standard management with clear language. College graduated nurses should be encouraged to
working in premature department.
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