Assessment of Nurse’s Knowledge toward Common Mistakes in Blood Pressure Measurement at Baghdad Teaching Hospital
Keywords:Blood pressure measurement, knowledge, Mistakes, Blood Pressure
The study aims to assess the nurse’s knowledge toward common mistakes in blood pressure measurement,
and to find out the relationship between nurse’s knowledge toward common mistakes in blood Pressure
measurement and demographic characteristics . An quantitative descriptive design has been used for this
study. The study starting during the period between the Nov.30, 2019 to May.30. 2020. Purposive sampling
technique was selected. The sample consisted of (60) nurses. The study instrument was composed two parts:
The first part is concerned with the demographic characteristics, and the second part includes nurses’
knowledge. Content validity of the instrument was established through panels of (10) experts. Results have
analyzed through the use of SPSS ‘’Statistical Package for Social Sciences’’ model 24.0 by using descriptive
and inferential statistical method. Finding of the present study revealed that the overall, nurse’s knowledge
was poor , false nurse’s knowledge include13 domains of 14 domains, female nurses had more knowledge
in most domains than male, the age range (28-37) has more knowledge, majority of nurse’s knowledge were
associated with high education level, years of experience rang(6-10), and nurses who work at CCU unit had
more knowledge toward common mistakes in blood pressure measurement.
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