Practices Of Medical Device Usage Among Nurses Working in The Critical Care
Practices of Medical Device Usage Among Nurses
Keywords:Medical Device, Practices, Intervention, Education
Ventilator is widely used medical device in the critical care to deal with multiple life emergencies. So, nurses must be trained regarding usage of ventilator to provide excellent care without any complication. Objective: To analyze the effect of educational training program on nurses' practices regarding the usage of medical devices (Ventilator). Methods: Quasi experimental research design with pre- and post-was used followed by educational intervention. Research was conducted in Critical Care Unit (CCU) of public tertiary care Hospital. Total 36 nurses were selected. Nurses who have attended any training session regarding ventilator care were excluded from the study Results: Paired sample t -test showed a significant difference in the pre and post scores of nurse’s practices regarding the usage of the ventilator, with paired sample t test, t (34) =-20.4, p<.05 was significant. Pre-test mean scores (M=10.00, SD= 0.00) compared with post –test scores (M=17.42, SD=2.14) which showed highest differences in mean. The value of Cohen’s d was 0.12 showing a lower effect size. Conclusions: Educational interventional program has a positive effect on nurse’s practices regarding the usage of ventilator. During Pre-program evaluation of ventilator nurse’s practices were unsatisfactory which improved to 95% after the educational intervention
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