Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 5
Understanding new born care provided by the nurses of pediatrics ward at public sector tertiary care hospitals of Islamabad and Rawalpindi: A descriptive cross-sectional.
Objective: Assess the newborn care practices such as cord care, baby bathing early breastfeeding and baby mother skin to skin contact (Kangaroo Mother Care KMC). Study Design: Cross sectional descriptive study of 50 Nurses selected using universal sampling technique. Place and Duration of the study: Study was conducted in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and data were collected from 25th Oct 2017 to 25 Jan 2018. Material and Methods: Adopted semi-structured questionnaire was used and also pretested in a pilot study at polyclinic hospitals in the female medical ward. Correlation coefficient was 0.76. Results: The determination concealed that years of experience have no significant impression (p>.05) on the level of knowledge of neonatal health nursing guardianship or that only 4 out of 50 nurses have followed practice level appropriately. Conclusion: Results reveal that the attitude of nurses has no significant effect (p>0.05) on practices of nurses in the management of neonatal life or newborn. To maximize the newborn survival policy adviser should be recommended some advanced courses for nurses to improve their level of knowledge leads to good practice in the care of study factor of eight danger sign of newborn health.