Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice of Pediatric Nurses Regarding Postoperative Pain Management in a Selected Hospital, Tamil Nadu, India
- Knowledge,Practice Pain management,Peadiatric Nurses
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Background : Children continue to experience unrelieved moderate to severe pain post operatively
despite the evidence to guide practice being readily available. Objectives to ascertain how nurses
actually manage post operative pain in children and whether pain management practices adhere to
current best practice guidelines.1
Materials and Methods: The sample size was 69 from chettinad hospital and research institute. The
research design used in this study is Quantitative descriptive design. non-probability convenient
sampling technique will be used to select the samples.
Standardized questionare and checklist was used to collect data.There data was analyzed and tabulated.
Result : study shows Starting with age group majority of nurses about 72.5% were under the age group
of 20 to 29. Among the nurses, majority about 63.9% were female, male nurses were very less
comparatively. About 70% of pediatric nurses were inadequate in knowledge and 30% of pediatric
nurses were moderate in knowledge. About
72.5% of nurses were good in practice and 27.5% of nurses were moderate in practice. There is no
association between the selected demographic variables and the level practice of pediatric nurses
regarding post operative pain management in children.