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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 226) Last page : ( 228)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00052.2

A Study to assess the effectiveness of Health Awareness Programme on Knowledge and Knowledge on Practice Regarding Revised Protocol of Delivering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation among staff Nurses in Selected Hospitals at Navsari District

Ms. Chaudhari Savita1,*, Mr. Doss K. Jeenath Justin2, Mr. Suneesh P. M.3

1II Year M.Sc. (N) (MSN), Shri Anand College of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

2Guide, M.Sc. (N) (MSN), Shri Anand College of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

3Co.Guide, MSc. (N) (MSN), Shri Anand College of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bhavishapatelrp@yahoo.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

Cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that, in certain situations, is potentially reversible if treated early. Unexpected cardiac arrest sometimes leads to death almost immediately; this is called sudden cardiac death. The treatment for cardiac arrest is CPR to provide circulatory support, followed by defibrillation if a shockable rhythm is present. The research designed adopted was pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design. A total of 50 staff nurses were selected by non convenient sampling method. A structured knowledge Questionnaire and Observational checklist were prepared to assess the knowledge and knowledge on practice of the samples. The tools were developed by reviewing the extensive literature on revised protocol on CPR. Reliability of Structured knowledge Questionnaire and Observational checklist were ascertained by using test retest method. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyse the data. ‘t’ test was used to evaluate the effectiveness of health awareness programme on Revised Protocol on CPR among staff nurses. The obtained ‘t’ value for knowledge was 27.50 and knowledge on practice was 23.19, which was significant at 0.05. The findings of the study shows that effectiveness of health awareness programme is effective in improvement of knowledge and knowledge on practice.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, Health awareness programme, CPR.

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