Assessment of nurses knowledge and practices concerning cardiogenic shock
AbstractThe nurses have an important and effective role in the evaluation of the type of nursing care , which are providing to patient with cardiogenic shock , via their contribution in the quality of nursing care, which are provided to cardiogenic shock patients. The present study aims at assessment of knowledge and practices of nurses that they working in the coronary care unit and emergency department.
A Correlation study was performed in the coronary care unit and emergency department in Ibn Sena teaching hospital , Almousl general hospital and aljmhori teaching hospital in mousl city for the period from 8 january 2005 to 12 may 2005. The sample of the study included (50 subject) of nurses who work in he above units. The results of the study showed that there was significant difference between the knowledge and practice of nurses in regard to theoretical mean.. The level of education . and duration of employment had appositive impact on the knowledge and practices. While the gender and the training session had no significant impact on knowledge and practice .
Based on the above results , the study recommends that the nurses in these units should haven sufficient practice and the knowledge update about critical care , especially about cardiogenic shock, nursing staff who work in the coronary care unit and emergency department units should be assessing after tanning; and larger study to elaborate the effects of different variables on the knowledge and practice of nurses
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