Assessment Nurses Knowledge toward Oxygen Therapy Administration for Patients with COVID-19 at Intensive Care Unit and Isolation Unit in AL-Hussein Teaching Hospital in AL-Smawa City / Iraq
Keywords:Assessment Nurses Knowledge COVID-19
Background: Known knowledge level for Nurses' regarding oxygen therapy administration for patient with COVID-19.
Aims of the study: to assess knowledge of intensive care Nurses' regarding oxygen therapy administration for patient with COVID-19 at Intensive Care Unit and Isolation Unit in AL-Hussein Teaching Hospital.
Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out at Intensive Care Unit and Isolation Unit in AL-Hussein Teaching Hospital in AL-muthanna City. The study conducted in the period of 15 \ September \ 2020 until 22 \ February \ 2021. A non-probability (convenience) sample of (50) nurses working in intensive care units and isolation unit in in AL-Hussein Teaching Hospital was used. The tool used in the study was a self-administered structured questionnaire. The data was collected by self-reporting technique. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistical data analysis.
Results: The findings of the study revealed that (30%) of the samples were in the age group (21-26) years, (52%) of study sample were male, (56%) of the sample were Secondary nursing school graduate, (88%) of them were married, (72%) of them having of (3-9) Years of service.
Conclusion: the study concluded that The Knowledge of Nurses' was Poor knowledge; also there is no relationship between Knowledge Regarding Oxygen therapy for patients with COVID-19 and age and educational level. There was poor knowledge and in total knowledge there is non-significant deferential except in two domain (nurses knowledge about problems of o2 therapy and toxicity) and (nurses knowledge about Nursing role for patient with COVID-19 about oxygen administration).
Recommendations: The researcher recommends special training courses that should be allocated and provided to all nursing staff working in the isolation unit and intensive care unit on oxygen therapy for COVID-19 patients. A guide or instruction booklet about COVID19 treatment should be published and how to manage complications that can occur and deliver them to nurses working in critical care units.
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