Nurse Educator-Led an Educational Intervention on Critical Care Nurses’ Knowledge Regarding Endotracheal Suctioning

Authors

  • Jihad Jawad Kadhim1 , Fakhria Gaber Mhabes2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13579

Keywords:

Critical Care Nurses; Effectiveness of Educational Program; Endotracheal Suctioning; Knowledge; Nursing Education.

Abstract

Background: Studies placed a great emphasis on implementing in-service educational intervention for
nurses in order to improve their knowledge regarding critical nursing procedures. Therefore, critical-care
nurses need to be more knowledgeable and competent in providing patient care. Hence, the researcher
(nurse educator) developed structured educational program that mainly focused on endotracheal suctioning
based on evidence-based recommended practice guidelines. Endotracheal suctioning is vitally important
nursing procedure in terms of maintaining airway patency and preventing complications. Objectives:
to evaluate the effectiveness of endotracheal suctioning educational program on critical-care nurses’
knowledge. Methodology: a quantitative, quasi-experimental one group pre-test and post-test design was
used. Convenience sample of 87 critical-care nurses are recruited from three hospitals at AL-Najaf ALAshraf City. The study conducted over the period of time that started on December 10, 2019 and ended on
January 22, 2020. Results: most of the participants had inadequate to moderate knowledge at pre-test. While
after implementing the educational intervention, the participants gained more knowledge and statistical
findings indicated that all nurses have adequate knowledge regarding endotracheal suctioning. Conclusion:
Endotracheal suctioning is a widely performed technique for mechanically ventilated patients in critical care
units. Nurses must be competent and well educated to perform this procedure in order to prevent patient
potential complications and achieve best outcomes. Educational intervention that led by nurse educator has
a positive influence on nurses’ knowledge. Recommendations: the researchers are highly recommended
implementing ongoing educational program by using recent clinically recommended evidence that focuses
on areas where knowledge expansion can be achieved to staff nurse. In Iraq, creating postgraduate degree
focusing on nursing education is a cornerstone to engage in the health care team and articulate new scientific
approach by using researches in the clinical setting and apply research findings in clinical practice.

Author Biography

Jihad Jawad Kadhim1 , Fakhria Gaber Mhabes2

1
MSN-NEd, Lecturer at University of Kufa – College of Nursing- Adult Health Nursing, Ph.D. Student at
University of Babylon - College of Nursing- Adult Health Nursing, 2
Ph.D. Prof. at University of Babylon – College
of Nursing - Adult Health Nursing

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Jihad Jawad Kadhim1 , Fakhria Gaber Mhabes2. (2020). Nurse Educator-Led an Educational Intervention on Critical Care Nurses’ Knowledge Regarding Endotracheal Suctioning. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1187-1196. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13579