American Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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American Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vol.1, No.2, Sep. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 6, 2015
Knowledge and Practice of ICU Nurses Regarding Endotracheal Suctioning for Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Khartoum Teaching Hospital
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Authors
[01] Raghda Elbokhary, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Sudan International University, Khartoum, Sudan.
[02] Await Osama, Department of Anesthesia, University of Medical Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
[03] Mugahed AL-khader, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Sudan International University, Khartoum, Sudan.
Abstract
Study purpose: The aim of this study is to assess knowledge and practice of ICU nurses regarding mechanically ventilated patients endotracheal suctioning in Khartoum teaching hospital. Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study. A total coverage (42 nurses) sampling technique was used to select nurses. All nurses working in Khartoum teaching hospital ICU included in the study. Result: the majority of nurses working in Khartoum teaching hospital (35.7%) have 2 mon-1 year working experience, (85.7%) have poor knowledge level, (76.7%) have fair practice level, and there is no significant relationship between working experience & levels of knowledge & practice. Conclusion: Nurses have better practical level than knowledge level and they were not affected by nurse’s length experience as there should be.
Keywords
Knowledge, Practice, ICU Nurses, Endotracheal Suctioning, Mechanical Ventilation
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