Effectiveness of Nursing Education Program on Nurses Practices Toward Arrhythmia in Kirkuk's Teaching Hospitals
Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing educational program on nurse's practice toward arrhythmia in Kirkuk's teaching hospitals
Methodology: A quasi-experimental design was carried out at Azady and Kirkuk teaching hospitalsÂ Â from 17th January, 2011 to 10th of Jun, 2012. The program and instruments constructed were developed by the researcher to measure the purpose of the study. Purposive sample comprised of (80) nurses was divided into two groups, study group consisted of (40) nurses exposed to the nursing educational program and control group consisted of (40) nurses were not exposed to the program. The measurement of effectiveness of nursing educational program through the observational checklist includes (25) items concerning ECG. Reliability of instrument was determined through the use of test and retest and the instrument validity was determined through a panel of experts.
Results: The results of the study showed that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses' practice toward arrhythmia is a positive and clear. It is also shows that there is good improvement with highly significant differences in study group in overall main domains related to nurses' practice Recommendation: Â Â The study recommended that an educational program can be designed and constructed for nurses through the program ,an emphasis can be directed and orientedÂ in ECG toward arrhythmias ,the nurses can be encouraged for being participated in a special training programs designed and constructed to fulfill the nurses needs concerning defects and limitation in their practices and collaborative work can be issued between the ministry of health and higher education to provide such program.
Key words: nursing ;education; program; practice ;arrhythmias