Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses- midwives’ Practices about Pain Management during Labor in Baghdad Maternity Hospitals
Keywords:Educational Program, Nurses- midwives’ Practices, Pain Management, Labor.
Objectives: To assess nurses-midwives’ practices about pain management during labor before and after implementation of educational program. Methodology: A quasi-experimental design has been conducted during the period of (27th February 2019 through 2nd June 2019) on non-probability sample (purposive) consists of (44 Nurses/midwives’) who are work in delivery room, the sample was exposed to pretest, educational program, posttest. The study was conducted in the Baghdad Maternity Hospitals. Questionnaire has been used as a tool of data collection. Data were analyzed through the application of descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis approach through the use of (SSPS) version 22.0 and Excel system. Results: All observations (three observations) in posttest period in the items (changing position, deep breathing, and religious and spiritual idea) appear high and moderate mean scores and relative sufficiency in the three observations after the implementation of education program for nurses- midwives’ regarding to the management taken by the midwife to reducing labor pain of pregnant women in delivery room. While other management not implemented by the nurses- midwives’ due to the lack in the resources or supplementation in delivery rooms, or due to the routine of the hospitals. Conclusions: The study concluded that the educational program can be considered as an effective mean for improvement of the nurses-midwives’ practices about the importance pain management. Recommendations: The study recommended to training primary health care nurses in improved pain management is important part of multi-faced approach towards improving and helping women’s to reduce pain during labor.
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