Assessment of Nurses’ Knowledge toward Neonatal Resuscitation
Keywords:: Assessment, Nurse, Knowledge, Neonatal , Resuscitation
Background: Neonatal resuscitation is the set of interventions provided at the time of birth to support the
establishment of breathing and circulation. 136 million births annually, (approx. 5-10%) require simple
stimulation at birth to help them breath like rubbing and drying. Basic resuscitation with a bag-and-mask is
required for an estimated 6 million (approx. 3-6%) of these babies each year, and is sufficient to resuscitate
most neonates with secondary apnea.
Methods: A Descriptive cross-sectional design is used through the present study in order to :To assess the
nurses knowledge concerning cardiopulmonary resuscitation to neonatal and To find out the relationship
between the knowledge scores of the nurses and their selected demographic variables of age, gender, level
of education, years of experience, and training session. The period of the study is from The study was carried
out from 20th December 2018 up to march 28th, 2019. A Non-probability (purposive ) sample of (60) nurses
who are working in the delivery rooms in (Al-Zahra Hospital, AL-Forat general Hospital Al-Hakeem general
Hospital and Al- Manathera hospital ) are included in the study sample. The data are collected through
using a well-designed questionnaire that consist of (2) parts: Part I: Demographic data. This part consists of
(8) items, including age, gender, Marital Status, years of experience, Level of education, Economic state,
Residency, Training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation ,and number of training courses. And Part 2:
Information of the Nurses Knowledge toward Neonatal Resuscitation in the Delivery Rooms: This part of
the questionnaire is consisting of ( 22) questions about Neonatal Resuscitation in the Delivery Rooms . the
validity through (12) experts from different specialties (Face Validity) for reviewing the study instrument.
The data was analyzed through using of the descriptive and inferential statistical analysis approaches.
Results: The findings of the present study indicate that the Overall assessment for nurses Knowledge about
the neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation are Fair. Also there is a there is a highly significant association
between the nurses Knowledge concerning cardiopulmonary resuscitation to neonatal and their (Years of
Experience, Hospital Name, No. of training course), while there is a non-significant relationship with the
remaining demographic and clinical data
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