Evaluation of Quality of Nursing Documentation in Surgical Wards ?at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals
Keywords:Evaluation, Quality of Nursing Documentation, Nursing care, Surgical Wards
Background: Nursing documentation has been one of the most important functions of nurses. Objectives: To evaluate quality of nursing documents for nursing care at surgical ward and to find out the relationship between demographic characteristic with nursing documents. Methodology: A descriptive design study was conducted in the period of 1st January 2017 to 15th August 2017. Utilizing a stratified random sampling method (60) nurses working in surgical ward at Baghdad teaching hospitals. Results: The majority of the study participants were female who accounted for (58.3%) of the total participants while male constituted (41.7%) making a female male ratio of 1.5:1. Most of the study participants (46.7%) were between ages 18 and 27 years old. (71.7) of the nurses were married and the remainder was single. (45%) of the participants had instituite graduate. Majority of them (31.7%) were employee (1-5) years in surgical wards, and finally most of nurses (66.7%) have training session in the nursing documentation. Conclusions: The study showed that nurses have poor nursing documentation in surgical ward and there is no significant association between the nursing documentation with some demographic characters of selected nurses but significant association between the nursing documentation with training course.
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