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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 98) Last page : ( 104)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00021.X

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding modes of Mechanical Ventilator among Staff Nurses at a selected Hospital, Bangalore

Mr. Raiju P.1,*, Mr. Gireesh G.R.2,**, Mr. Sachina B.T.1, Ms. Barnes Ann1

1Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Yenepoya College of Nursing, Derelakatte, Mangalore

2Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Yenepoya College of Nursing, Derelakatte, Mangalore

*Corresponding Author Email: raijunair@gmail.com



Nurses play a crucial role in the health care delivery system and it implies for the need of competent nurses. Competency is achieved by gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The management of critically ill patients has become increasingly important in the modern medical and nursing systems. One among which is the patients with mechanical ventilator. There is a great need for improving nurse's knowledge regarding mechanical ventilator and the care to be provided. The present study attempts to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on modes of mechanical ventilator among staff nurses at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore.

The study involved one group pre-test and post-test using pre-experimental design, with non-probability sampling technique in which purposive sampling method was used. 60 nurses working in Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Hospital and Research Centre were taken as samples (N=60) and requested to answer the structured knowledge questionnaire followed by implementation of structured teaching programme (STP) and post-test conducted after 8 days, using the same structured questionnaire to find out the effectiveness.

With regard to effectiveness of structured teaching programme and association of demographic variables with knowledge scores, it was observed that there is no significant association found at 0.05 level between pre-test level of knowledge of nurses and the selected demographic variables. The mean percentage of pre test and post test knowledge scores were 39.85% and 74.72% respectively and the enhancement of the knowledge score noticed in this study is 34.87%. The overall findings of the study clearly showed that the Structure Teaching Program was significantly effective in improving the knowledge of nurses regarding modes of mechanical ventilator.


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