The Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme regarding Interpretation and Management of Lethal Arrhythmias in Terms of Knowledge and ability of Final Year B. Sc. Nursing Students
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In India coronary heart diseases appear a decade earlier compared with the age incidence in developed countries death from heart disease would double in India by 2015, as their growing incidence among the youth and woman according to world health organization. The electrocardiogram continues to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias and acute myocardial ischemia.
Research approaches adopted for the study was Evaluative approach with Quasi experimental design. The research design selected for this study was a pretest post-test control group design. Non-probability sampling technique was used to obtain data. The study was conducted on B. Sc Nursing final year students at RAK College of Nursing, New Delhi and Govt. College of Nursing, Jaipur (Rajasthan). The sample size was 60.
The present study revealed that half of the subjects were 21 years of age and majority of the subjects (86.66%) were female. The mean post-test knowledge score of experimental group was 34.37 and “t” value was 11.07. The mean post test ability score of experimental group 12.7 was higher than mean post-test ability score of control group 2.4 and the “t” value was 9.54 for df 58, was found Statistically significant at 0.05 and 0.01 level which represents the significant gain in knowledge and ability, through the planned teaching programme (PTP).
The PTP was effective in increasing the knowledge and ability of student nurses regarding interpretation and management of lethal arrhythmias. There is a need of sound orientation and continuous educational program for student nurses and clinical nurses regarding lethal arrhythmias. It will be directly helpful in reducing the prevalence and incidence of cardiac mortality and the disease burden. Continuous growth and development of the professional is vital for the improvement of patient care.
Lethal arrhythmia, Management, Nursing Students, Planned teaching programme, Knowledge, Ability.