A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Management of Birth Asphyxia among the Staff Nurses Working in Labour Room and NICU
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“A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding management of Birth Asphyxia among the Staff Nurses working in NICU and Labour room.
Objectives of the Study
Assess the level of knowledge regarding management of birth asphyxia among staff nurses working in NICU and Labour room. Find out the association with the level of knowledge regarding management of birth asphyxia among staff nurses with their selected demographic variables and view to develop information booklet regarding management of birth asphyxia
All hospital personnel involved with delivery of newborn should be able to identify them in any assistance and quickly establish normal vital functions in babies who need help. Reversal of asphyxia, normalization of cardiac function and correction of shock are the major considerations in initial management of the compromised newborn in the delivery room. In today's scenario birth asphyxia is one of the major problem and nurses working in neonatal intensive care units need to have adequate knowledge to manage neonatal emergencies 1.
A non experimental descriptive research design was adopted to carry out the present study. Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 30 samples. Data was collected and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.
The major findings indicated that the level of majority of staff nurses is 18 (60%) had average knowledge, 7 (23.33%) had good knowledge and 5 (16.67%) had poor knowledge there is an association between the demographic variables and knowledge regarding management of birth asphyxia among staff nurses.
Knowledge, NICU, Labour room, Staff nurses.