Nurses’ Competence in Safety Blood Transfusion: The Impact of a Training Module


  • Hanan Mohamed Soliman
  • Heba Mahmoud Elhapashy



Nurses’ Competence, Safety Blood Transfusion, Training module.


The Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training module about safety blood
transfusion on nurses’ competence. Methods: Pre experimental one group pre and post-test design was
adopted. The study was conducted at the hematology department in Oncology Center Mansoura University
Hospital. A convenient sample of 60 staff nurses were included. Data were collected by a structured interview
questionnaire to assess nurses’ knowledge level and observation checklist to assess nurses’ practices pre,
and post-blood transfusion training. Data were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Revealed a highly statistically significant difference in the mean score of the nurses’ knowledge
level and practice about safe blood transfusion pre and post the training intervention (p=0.001). There was
a strong positive relation between nurses’ knowledge and practices scores post-training (r=0.745, P<0.000).
Otherwise, it was observed that there was no correlation in the nurse’s knowledge or practice with age and years
of experience. Data were presented using tables and charts. Conclusion: Training module on safety blood
transfusion can positively improve nurses’ level of knowledge and practice. Recommendation: Ongoing
in-service training to nurses at hematology units are essential to improve their knowledge and practice level.
Evidence-based practices for blood transfusion should be integrated into the nursing curriculum.

Author Biographies

Hanan Mohamed Soliman

Assist Prof. Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Medical- Surgical Nursing Department ,60, ELGomhoria
Street, El Mansoura City, Egypt.,

Heba Mahmoud Elhapashy

Lecturer of Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Medical- Surgical Nursing Department