Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of PTP on prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients in terms of knowledge and practice among staff nurses working in orthopedic units of selected hospitals of Ahmedabad City, Gujarat State



Address:   Ms. Glenis Parmar
Lecturer, Medical Surgical Nursing, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Rajkot, 36006
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00044.0

ABSTRACT:
Investigator conducted a pre experimental study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients in terms of knowledge and practice among the staff nurses working in orthopedic units of selected hospitals of Ahmedabad city, Gujarat state. The main objectives of the study were, to assess the knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients before and after administration of planned teaching programme, to find out association between demographic data, pretest knowledge and practice score towards the prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients. A pre experimental one group pretest posttest research design was used and 40 samples were selected by convenient method of sampling. Investigator collected the data from 5 selected hospitals of Ahmedabad City, Gujarat state, 40 staff nurses working in orthopedic units. Well-designed structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge and structured observational checklist was used to assess practice of staff nurses regarding prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study revealed that there was significant association with pre-test knowledge scores and selected demographic variables. There was a significant association with pre-test practice scores and selected demographic variables. Planned teaching programme was prepared on prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients to help the nurses enable the staff nurses to understand the seriousness of general nursing care and thus improve their quality of care by increasing their efficiency and productivity which helps immobilized orthopedic to prevent complications.
KEYWORDS:
ICU: Intensive Care Unit, N: Total Number of Samples, UTI: Urinary Tract Infection, DVT: Deep vein thrombosis, PE: Pulmonary embolism, WHO: World Health Organization, A V AIDS: Audio Visual Aids, SD: Standard Deviation, DF: Degree Of Freedom, GNM: General Nurse Midwifery.
Cite:
Glenis Parmar. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of PTP on prevention of complications of immobilized orthopedic patients in terms of knowledge and practice among staff nurses working in orthopedic units of selected hospitals of Ahmedabad City, Gujarat State. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(3):206-210.
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