Effectiveness of Pain Management Educational Program on Nurse's knowledge toward Chest Pain Management for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction


  • Hadeer Naeem Abdul-Hussein College of Nursing, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Wafaa Abd Ali Hattab University of Baghdad, College of Nursing




an educational program, acute myocardial infarction, pain management, nurses knowledge


Background: Pain management is a compelling and universal requirement in nursing care; despite significant progress, untreated pain's adverse physiological and psychological effects are still largely unresolved, especially for acute myocardial infarction patients.

Objectives: This study aims to assess the nurses' knowledge and the effectiveness of the educational program on chest pain management for patients with acute myocardial infarction in the coronary care unit.

Methodology: A pre-experimental design (one group, pre-test, and post-test) was used to conduct this study in the coronary care unit at Al-Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital from (15th November 2021 to 28th April 2022). A non-probability (purposive) sample was used to test (30 nurses/e) working in the coronary care unit.

Results: The results of the study showed that there were highly statistically significant differences between the nursing staff's knowledge scores in two levels of measurements (the pre-test and the post-test) with a probability value of (0.000), as the statistical average of the nursing staff's total knowledge scores in the pre-test was low (1.5) and after implementation of the educational program the results showed that there were statistically significant differences in the knowledge of nurses in the post-test.

Conclusions: The study concluded that the educational program positively affects nurses' knowledge of chest pain management for acute myocardial infarction patients in the Coronary Care Unit.

Recommendations: The study recommended the necessity of activating the work of the Continuing Nursing Education Unit properly to give training courses to nurses working in the coronary care unit related to chest pain management using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods for acute myocardial infarction patients, in addition to establishing a written and updated protocol on pain management to confirm the adequacy of Standardized and safe nursing knowledge and practices.


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Abdul-Hussein, H. N., & Hattab, W. A. A. (2022). Effectiveness of Pain Management Educational Program on Nurse’s knowledge toward Chest Pain Management for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction . Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.36321/kjns/2022/120117