Assessment of Quality of Nursing Care for Children with Burns Injuries in Baghdad City Hospitals


  • Eqbal G. Ali University of Baghdad
  • Ali A. AL-Sudani Ministry of Health



Assessment, Quality, Nursing Care, Children, Burns Injuries


Objective(s): To determine the quality of nursing care provided to children with burns at centers and units in Baghdad City Hospitals and to identify the relationships between nurse's demographic characteristics like (age, gender, level of education years of experience in burn units, monthly income, course of training in burns) and their quality of care provided to children with burn.

Methodology: A descriptive study design was carried out at the non Teaching Hospitals in Baghdad City in the November 27th of 2011 up to the 20th of April 2012. Non probability (purposive) sample of (70) nurses were selected of burns wards in non Teaching Hospitals in Baghdad City, and they have at one year of experience in burn units of Hospitals. The part is concerning with observational checklist skin care and composed of (16) items about nurses' practices of child's with burns at burn units. Select the stability of the questionnaire during and select the pilot study through a group of 15 experts. Been described and data analyzed through using of two statistical approaches: descriptive statistical analysis and inferential statistical analysis.

Results: The study revealed (37.1%) of the sample has good practices (37.1%) of them has acceptable practices and (25.7%) of the sample has poor practices about skin care for child's with burns at burn units. Moreover, the findings reflects that no significant relationship between nurse's practices and their demographic characteristics. However, significant relationship is found between their practices there is a significant relationship between nurses' level of education and their practices.

Conclusion: There is significant relationship only between level of nurses' education and their practices of skin care for child with burn injury. There was no statistical significant association between nurses' practices and their general information. Nursing interventions practices shows high grade about skin care to the children with burns Injury. The study found more that than half of the nurses have acceptable and good practices scores toward skin care of child with burns injury.

Recommendation: The study recommended that the educational by providing educational posters, guidelines, pamphlets and manuals, and training program of burns care which is important for the nurses working in burns wards.


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Author Biography

Ali A. AL-Sudani, Ministry of Health

Al- karkh General Hospital, University of Health




How to Cite

Ali, E. G., & AL-Sudani, A. A. (2012). Assessment of Quality of Nursing Care for Children with Burns Injuries in Baghdad City Hospitals. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 2(3), 183–192.

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