Assessment of Nurses’ knowledge and Practices Concerning Hemodialysis Adequacy Guideline in Baghdad TeachingHospitals
Keywords:Assessment, knowledge, practices, hemodialysis, adequacy
Background: Kidney disease ranks third among life threatening diseases in the world, after cancer and heart disease, it goes about 200000.
aim: to Assessment of nurses’ knowledge and practices concerning hemodialysis adequacy guide line in Baghdad teaching hospitals.
Methodology: An objective study involving 60 nurses was conducted in October 30, 2018 to June 4, 2019 on nurses working in dialysis centers at Baghdad Teaching Hospital. And Al-Rusafa Health Directorate in Baghdad, which includes: Al-Kindi Teaching Hospital and Imam Ali (peace be upon him) Teaching Hospital to assess the knowledge and practices of nurses related to the work guide for the efficient blood enforcement program in Baghdad educational hospitals and the study sample was an unweight sample (a purposeful sample) that includes (60) nurses. A questionnaire study tool was used for the purpose of research and it consists of two parts, and these parts are the form of demographic data and the knowledge and practice elements index.
Results: Data revealed that majority of the participants were within age between (20-29) years with job experience (1-5) years, majority were holding General secondary nursing school graduate. Majority nurses showed poor level of knowledge and practices towards hemodialysis adequacy guide line in hospitals.
Conclusion: The current study concluded that the nurses' knowledge and practices are weak.
Recommendations: This indicates the urgent need for the work of the education and awareness program to improve the knowledge of the nurses regarding the work guide for an efficient blood enforcement program.
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