Nurses knowledge about Management Extravasation Intravenous Cytotoxic Medication At Amal National Hospital in Baghdad City

Authors

  • Batool Kadham Hussin1 , Wrood Abdul Razaq Ahmed2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10533

Keywords:

Nurses, knowledge Vesicant, Cytotoxic, Management Extravasation

Abstract

Background: Extravasation, the unintentional leak of an anticancer agent from a vessel into the close

tissues, is an uninvited and difficult problem that can lead to permanent local harms and severe disability.

Objectives: To assess nurse’s knowledge about management extravasation vesicant intravenous cytotoxic

medication.

Methodology: Descriptive design using a self-administered questionnaire was employed. At al-Amal

national hospital for tumor treatment in Baghdad city from 2nd December 2018 to 10th February 2019).

Random sampling method. The sample size was 45 nurses completed a questionnaire about management

extravasation vesicant intravenous chemotherapy. Instruments: developed by the researcher consist of three

sections the first section to assess the demographic data. And the second section questionnaire consists of 20

items divided into two parts to measure the information of team nurses on vesicant drug and management

extravasation Vesicant intravenous chemotherapy. Data analysis by using the Statistical Package for Social

Sciences version (SPSS) 23.0 included. (Frequency, percentage, Kruskal Wallis H test, Chi-square test, and

Mann-Whitney U test). The level of significance was the threshold at p<0.05.

Results: shows that the high percentage (42.2%) of oncology nurses ages (30-39 years old). Most of

them (57.8 %) were female. The education level represents (42.2%) of nurses were from nursing institute

graduates, the high percentage (46.7%) of them their experience in oncology unite were (5-9) years. Mostly

no training session. Inferential there are statistically significant between education levels groups the nursing

college showed a higher mean knowledge score than other levels. also, a higher significantly difference was

observed between mean knowledge and participate with Training courses by mean (36.40) The researcher

decide that nurse’s knowledge is the poor component about vesicant cytotoxic and management extravasation

according to of assessment result

Conclusion: there is a need for structuring a permanent education program due to the poor scientific

of nurse’s knowledge about the vesicant and management of extravasation by chemotherapeutic drugs.

Therefore, the issue of training courses should be highlighted for it is an effective role in improving the

performance of nurses.

Author Biography

Batool Kadham Hussin1 , Wrood Abdul Razaq Ahmed2

1Assistant Instructor, Nursing Department, Institute Medical Technology, Baghdad, Middle Technology University,

2Trained Technician, Commusnity Health Department, Institute Medical Technology, Baghdad, Middle

Technology University

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Batool Kadham Hussin1 , Wrood Abdul Razaq Ahmed2. (2020). Nurses knowledge about Management Extravasation Intravenous Cytotoxic Medication At Amal National Hospital in Baghdad City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1159-1164. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10533