Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

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Research Article - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2020) Volume 3, Issue 3

To evaluate the standard of nursesâ?? performance related to blood pressure measurement in a tertiary care hospital, Lahore.

Background: This study is done to evaluate the standard of nurses performance related to blood pressure measurement in Public Hospital Lahore. Blood pressure properly maintains plasma supply and functions of the vital organs of human body. During anesthesia and critical care of patients measurement of correct B.P is therefore a main part. In clinical practice monitoring of blood pressure is routine procedure for the examination of clients. Hospital public room, it becomes difficult to measure the blood pressure of a large number of patients in a limited time, as well as monitor it daily. Method: A Descriptive observational study was conducted to Evaluate the standard of nurses’ performance related to blood pressure measurement. Data collection through Observational checklist adopted from (Du Toit H. 2013) used to assess the practices of nurses during the monitoring of blood pressure. Results: Overall, the mean score for correctly completing the skills on the observational checklist was 75.7%. Nurses’ scored an average of 63.1% for knowledge of blood pressure measurement technique. Conclusion: It conclude that insufficient BPM information leads to incorrect measurements and this can seriously affect the diagnosis and clinical management of this calm, common and potentially dangerous disease. . Therefore, hospital staff of all classes should do their best to develop BPM techniques and, most importantly, training programs related to BPM should be developed and implemented as part of the CME, as demonstrated previously that it improves performance, for a better diagnosis of high blood pressure.

Author(s): Sadia Hassan, Kousar Parveen, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Amir Gilani

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