Keywords : Blood Transfusion


BLOOD TRANSFUSION KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES AMONG NURSES IN KIRKUK CITY HOSPITALS

Shelan Qahraman Shakor; Hewa Sattar Salih

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2020, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 14-24
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2020.164622

Background: Red blood cell transfusions are commonly used in palliative care to treat anemia or symptoms caused by anemia. In patients with advanced disease, there is little evidence of benefit to guide treatment decisions in the face of increased risk of harms. Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge and practices of nurses about blood transfusion for adult patients in Kirkuk city hospitals.
Methods: A purposive study design was conducted in the period from 1st June 2019 to 15th November 2019. the sample includes (80) nurses who were working at (Gynecology and obstetrics, General medicine, General surgery, intensive care unit, Oncology at Azadi teaching hospital, and Kirkuk general hospital.
Results: The number of nurses’ who included in the study was (35%) worked in Gynecology and obstetrics, (25%) worked in General medicine, General surgery, (10%) worked in the intensive care unit, (5%) Oncology, generally nurses had a low level of knowledge but showed best practice level.
Conclusions: The findings showed that the nurses' knowledge of blood transfusion was insufficient which could be detrimental to patient safety, also practice Was optimal in Kirkuk city hospitals
Recommendation: Nurses have the responsibility to update their knowledge and skills in carrying out blood transfusion. The tool developed in this study may be useful for educators and managers to identify gaps in knowledge and inform decisions to address them.
Keywords: Blood transfusion, Knowledge, Practice.

Assessment nurses’ knowledge level about procedure of blood transfusion

Hana’a Hussein Mukhlif; Noor Saad Khalil

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2017, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 65-69
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2017.160054

Background: Nurses' role is warned to view blood transfusion responsibilities, and able to identify the nursing required to care for patients receiving a blood transfusion so that they can develop their skills. The aimed of the study to assess nurses’ knowledge level procedure of blood transfusion.
Materials and method: A descriptive study approach was carried out at Al-Salam teaching hospital in Mosul city. A random sample consists of (130) nurses, the questionnaire was used for data collection, it include two parts. Part one was demographic data, and Part two including (16) questions for nurses’ knowledge of blood transfusion. Content validity was determined by presenting the items to a panel of (10) experts, and used the Coefficient Correlation for questionnaire items showed that the reliability of the questionnaire which was (r = 0.90).
Results: The study finding that there average of true answers (64%), while (36%) false answers of nurses’ knowledge of blood transfusion procedure for the patient. Also the present study indicates (65%) of nurses have good knowledge and (35%) of nurses has poor knowledge about procedure of blood transfusion.
Conclusions: The present study showed that a third of nurses’ have poor knowledge of blood transfusion, and finding a significant relationship between the nurses knowledge and level of education, also a significant relationship between the nurses’ knowledge and course trainings