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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-03
Assessment of Nurse's Knowledge about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Intensive Care Units and Emergency Department in Basra Teaching Hospital
Ahmed T. Saud, Abdulkareem Salman Khudhair, Aliaa H. Ali
Published: March 13, 2020 | 96 63
Objective: This study aims to assess the nurses' knowledge about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and to find out the relationship between knowledge of the nurses and their demographic variables (gender, age group, Academic qualification, Years of work experience and formal training). Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional design study was conducted at Al-Basra teaching hospital, starting from November 24th, 2019 to January 11th, 2020. A non-probability (purposive) sample of (40) nurses, those who were working in the coronary care unit , intensive care unit, and emergency unit at Al-Basra teaching hospital . The data were collected through questionnaire, and it is consist two part, Part 1 Included (8) items, and Part 2 (40) items. Data collected by means of structured self-report technique with the subjects. Validity of the instrument had been achieved by 8 experts from different scientific branches having at least 10 years of experience in their field of work. Results: The findings revealed that majority of nurses had poor knowledge about cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There is significant association between the nurse’s knowledge and academic qualification at p-value 0.05 and there was no significant association between the nurse’s knowledge and their gender, age group, Years of work experience, and Formal training. Conclusion: The researcher concluded that majority of the study sample are female, Most of study sample have poor knowledge about cardiopulmonary resuscitation at total mean (0.44). Recommendations: Programs training study about cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a larger sample size to determine the effectiveness of CPR training on Nurses CPR knowledge.