Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2023) Volume 27, Issue 2
Assessment of the challenges and adaptation strategies of pediatric nurses in charge of caring for children with COVID-19.
Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic cause severe acute respiratory syndrome. It is a major public health crisis threatening humanity since world war two. Aim: This study aimed to assess challenges and adaptation strategies of pediatric nurses in charge of caring for children with COVID-19.
Methodology: A descriptive research design was used to conduct this study. Setting: This study was carried out at pediatric hospital affiliated to Fayoum university hospitals. A purposive sample of 100 nurses who providing care for children with COVID-19 in the previous mentioned setting. A structured interview questionnaire sheet consisted of four parts were used for data collection: Part (1): Assess characteristics of studied sample; Part (2): Assess pediatric nurses' knowledge regarding caring for children with COVID-19; Part (3): Challenges that faced pediatric nurses in caring of children with COVID-19; Part (4): Adaptation strategies used by pediatric nurses to face of COVID-19 of children.
Results: The results showed that 55% of the studied nurses had unsatisfactory knowledge level of caring for children with COVID-19. Regarding total challenges 75% of studied nurses had psychological challenges and 65% of the studied nurses had high working pressure. Also, regard adaptation strategy 60%, 55% and 51% of the studied nurses not used cognitive and educational adaptation, psychological and emotional adaptation and physical adaptation respectively.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that, there was highly statistically significant between total challenges of COVID-19 and total adaptation strategies among pediatric nurses in charge of caring for children with COVID-19.
Recommendations: Continuous training program for pediatric nurses to improve using of the adaptation strategies of caring for children during the COVID-19.Author(s): Esraa Ahmed Ali*, Hanan Abdallah Mohammed, Safaa Salah Ismail