Nurses Competence with Regard Congenital Heart Diseases in Cardiac Care Unit of Pediatric Hospital in Sulaimani City
Keywords:Congenital heart diseases, Nurses competence, cardiac care unit
The activities of the nurse performing duties at a haemodynamic facility is characterized by the need to be
able to field a high degree of specialisation. It is absolutely essential that he/she has bases of knowledge and
skills also in the field of intensive care and cardiac resuscitation that are adequate for the high complexity of
the diseases and procedures that are treated .
Method : Quantitative design with descriptive study was carried out with assessment approach and it was
conducted on nurses in cardiac care unit of pediatric hospital in Sulaimani city/Kurdistan region from 1st July
2017-1st May 2018. Non-probability sampling was performed, a purposive sample of (35) nurses, all males
and females . Data were shown and tabled in frequencies and percentage, and mean of scores was calculated
from ordinal data in five level ( 5, 4 , 3, 2, 1 ) . In the present study the highest mean of score indicates the
highest level of practice regarding nursing management. The P-value at 0.05 level indicates the degree of
significance. Independent T- test and ANOVA have been utilized to find out the significant relationship of
nursing care management with socio-demographic characteristics, and nurse’s skill and experiences.
Result : socio-demographic profile of participants presented. Out of 35 participants studied 21 (60%) were
from age group 20 – 30 years, with mean age of 30.4 years. Majority of participants studied 77.1 % were
female . Majority of the nurses were graduated for institute 16 (45.7%) and 10 (28.6%) were hold university
certificate . According to working experience and skills. Out of 35 participants studied, only 19 (54.29%)
attended training session regarding Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Around 74.29% of participants
were not familiar with PICU drugs . Around 74.29% of participants were not familiar with PICU drugs
however, 88.6% of participants were familiar to PICU doses. 80% of the total participants did not attend
the periodic educational program and conference/symposium. 97.14% of the participants did not study the
books regarding CHD. The right to practice in manner that is suitable for fulfilling the obligations was
reported as never by 48.6% of nurses . Regarding perception of ethical practice in work environment major
participants 88.6% reported sometime
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