Knowledge and Practices of Nurses Regarding Corona Virus (COVID-19): An Educational Intervention
Keywords:Corona virus (COVID-19), Nurses practices, Educational Intervention.
Background: COVID-19 it is the new coronavirus and most cases appeared in the Chinese city, Wuhan
at the end of December 2019 in the form of acute pneumonia. It was identified through genetic sequences.
It is believed that the originated in animals and most cases appeared in the seafood and animal market in
Wuhan. The virus can spread from the infected person to another person through close contact without
protection. Aim was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention nurses’ knowledge and practices
regarding Corona virus (COVID-19). Quasi-experimental design (pre and post intervention) was utilized.
A total sample of (70) staff nurses were recruited in the study. The study was conducted at General Farasan
Hospital. Data were collected through two main tools: A structured self-administered questionnaire, and
nurses’ practices toward COVID-19.
Results: Revealed that 55.7% of nurses had poor knowledge before intervention. However, 88.6% of them
had good knowledge after intervention. As well as, only 7.1% of the studied nurses had competent practices
toward covid 19 before training. Meanwhile, after training the competent practices changed to 94.3%.
Conclusion: The implementation of an educational intervention was effective and significantly improved
nurses’ knowledge and practices towards covid 19.
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