Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nursing Management of patients’ with Vascular Access in Dialysis Centers at Baghdad Teaching Hospitals
Keywords:Nurses’ knowledge and practices, Vascular Access, Complication of VA and management for patient with vascular access in hemodialysis.
Objective(s): The aim of a present study is to determination the effect of an Educational Program on Nurses’
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nursing Management of patients’ with Vascular Access in Dialysis
Method: A quasi-experimental (two –group pre-post -test) design was conducted at Baghdad teaching
hospitals, at 14th October 2018 to 25 December 2019. Non-probability “purposive” sample of (80) staff
nurse who have been working at hemodialysis units were selected from Baghdad teaching hospitals which
include Al-Yarmook teaching hospital, Baghdad Teaching Hospital, and Al-Kindy Teaching hospital, Al
Karama Teaching Hospitals, Imamein-kadhimein Teaching Hospital, Surgical Specialties Hospitals. Nurses
were divided into two groups, study groups consist of (40) nurses exposed to the nursing education program,
and control group consist of (40) nurses.
Results: The results of the study indicated that The majority of staff nurses are female, and they graduated
from high school nursing within the age group (23-27) years. The study indicates the nurse knowledge and
practices Concerning Nursing Management of patients with Vascular Access in Dialysis was poor level.
While posttest results showed that the nurse knowledge and practices was improved to high level which as
the positive effect of program.
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