Effect of Implementing Guidelines Regarding Administering Inotropic Medications for Critically Ill Patients on Nurses’ Practice

Authors

  • Mohamed Elsayed Ahmed Allawy1 , Wafaa Ismail Sherief2, Amal Bakr Abo El–Ata3 , Samia Husseini Gaballah4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v12i3.9734

Keywords:

Critically ill patients, Inotropic medications, Nurses’ practice and Teaching guidelines.

Abstract

Background: There is no teaching guidelines depicted for improving the practice of nurses towards

inotropic medication administration, which emphasizes the importance of clinical guidelines in improving

nurses’ practice, Purpose: To assess the effect of implementing guidelines regarding administering inotropic

medications for critically ill patients on nurses’ practice, Methods: This single-hospital, Quasi-experimental

research design was used in the study. The present study was carried out at Critical Care Units. A convenient

sample of all staff nurses (60 nurses), the data were collected using one tool named nurses’ observational

checklist, Results: 93.3% of studied nurses had satisfactory level of practice regarding inotropic medications

post implementing intervention guidelines. The post and follow up-intervention practice mean score

was high 48.80, 48 respectively when compared with pre-intervention practice mean score 31.40 with P

value<.001*, Conclusion: There was significant difference in the nurses’ practice mean scores regarding

inotropic medications in post and follow-up implementing guidelines when compared with pre-intervention

mean practice score with P value<.001. .

Author Biography

Mohamed Elsayed Ahmed Allawy1 , Wafaa Ismail Sherief2, Amal Bakr Abo El–Ata3 , Samia Husseini Gaballah4

1 Master of Medical- Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Suez Canal University, 2Professor of Medical Surgical

Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, 3 Assist Professor of Medical Surgical Nursing Faculty of

Nursing Port Said University, 4Lecturer of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Suez Canal University

Published

2020-07-23