Evaluation of Nurses’ Practices Regards Diabetic Foot Care Management at Teaching Hospitals in Al- Nasiriya city
Keywords:Nurses' Practices, Diabetic Foot.
AbstractBackground: A foot with a constellation of pathologic changes affecting the lower extremity in diabetics, often leading to amputation or death due to complications; the common initial lesion leading to amputation is a no healing skin ulcer, induced by regional pressure, pathogenically linked to sensory neuropathy, ischemia, infection. Aims of the study: to evaluate the nurse’s practices care management for patients with diabetic foot at Teaching Hospitals in Nasiriyah City. Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study evaluation of nurses’ practices regards diabetic foot Care management at teaching hospitals in Al- Nasiriya city is conducted through the period from 21th \ December \ 2020 to 1st \ February \ 2021, on a total population sample consisting of (100 nurses) working in Surgical units and fracture units. Results: The results of this study show that nurses' Practices for Patients with Diabetic Foot were moderate. A statistically significant relationship was found between practice and some demographic characteristics: age, years of service in nursing and workplace, and there was no relationship between practice, educational qualification and gender. Conclusion: nurses' practice related to diabetic foot management was moderate level and it was found that there is a relationship between practice, age, nursing service and workplace. Recommendations: The study recommended that can Developing programs for examining and educating nurses in the field of health in order to improve their practices and improve health care, as education plays an important role in preventing diabetic foot. Therefore, nurses must participate in the preparation and implementation of educational programs.
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