A Study to assess the Nursing Care of the Bed Ridden patient provided by Staff Nurses Working in Selected Government Hospitals of Gujarat State
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Background of Study
Nursing care is a key factor in the outcome of hospitalized patients and the nurse plays a key role. Knowledge, experience and routine are said to govern the care is common and undoubtedly beneficial procedure.1 we must never lose sight of our basic nursing care. It is the essence of our profession. Patient focused, nurse initiated, simple interventions with high leverage outcomes. Just never underestimate the importance of the work you are doing when you are doing the basic stuff. Every year the health system spends hundreds of thousands of dollars treating pressure ulcers that can be prevented with a little basic quality nursing care.2
Aims and Objectives
The study aimed with the objectives of To identify the nursing procedures to be done for bed ridden patient carried out by nurses, nursing students and others also to know satisfaction among staff nurses and to identify the factors responsible for non-practice of nursing procedures.
Material and Methods
A Non-experimental, Descriptive study design with survey approach was used. 300 Samples that is staff nurses working in the Selected Government Hospital in Gujarat state were selected by using non-probability purposive sample technique. A checklist to assess the Nursing care of the bedridden patient among staff nurses working in selected government Hospitals of Gujarat State.
Result Revealed that Majority of samples (43.67%) were in age group of 41 and above and were female (88%), Majority of staff nurses had educational qualification up to G.N.M. (97%), Maximum number of the staff nurses (100%) did not attend this kind of in service education programme, Majority 43.3% of the staff nurses were performing 0–25% of nursing procedures for bed ridden patients. Majority of the staff nurses (100%) practice nursing procedures like, care of dead, discharge care, biomedical waste management, recording and reporting. Majority of the staff nurses, patients relatives were performing nursing procedures like cold application (99.6%) Ryle's tube feeding (99.3%), tepid sponge (99.3%), hot water bag (99.3%), personal hygiene (98.6%) and sitz bath (98.6%) for care of bed ridden patient. It was revealed from data that majority of the staff nurses (43.6%) were not satisfied by the nursing care provided by them to the bed ridden patients.
Bedridden, Sitz Bath, Ryle's Tube, Hot Water Bag.