Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 3
Knowledge regarding resuscitation of newborn among nurses.
Newborn resuscitation is a technique of giving assistance to newborn to take 1st breath, at physiological adaptation period from intrauterine life to extra-uterine life when it borns newly. Nurses working in inpatient department along with especially labor room and neonatal intensive care unit should have proper knowledge regarding newborn resuscitation. The present study aimed to assess the knowledge regarding neonatal resuscitation among nurses working in inpatient department of selected wards in Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center (GMCTHRC). Descriptive, cross sectional study design with purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data from 130 nurses. Semi structured self-administered knowledge questionnaire for knowledge was used for data collection. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that, more than half of the respondents 64.6% had inadequate knowledge. There was significant association between knowledge level and working unit (p=0.013). Most of the nurses were found to have inadequate level of knowledge. There is urgent need to focus on education to upgrading the nurses’ knowledge for improving the quality of nursing care.Author(s): Harikala Soti*, Srijana Gautam, Sharmila Paudel, Muna Bhattarai