Impact of Introducing A Modified Community kit Teacher's and Student's Perspective
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With the changing momentum in every field the community bag needs modification and up-gradation to the latest and economically sound and user-friendly. Anecdotal scenario encountered during practical examination of final year B. Sc Nursing, student in urban slum area of Pune. The student was given urine analysis procedure to perform for her patient in the family. As she started her procedure there were many technical problems she faced on seeing this panic situation the family member provided her with a glucometer.
Material and Methods: Objectives
To design an innovative model of community health bag. To assess the perception of teachers and students regarding the user-friendliness. It is a comparative study design with one group post test. Faculty who has experience in community health nursing and third and fourth year graduate students were selected. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used. Structured three point Likert ’s scale used to assess the perception of students and faculty regarding the use-friendliness of the modified community bag. Discussions to develop an innovative design of community health bag with the experts in community health nursing department. The main suggestions were to make the bag more comfortable and efficient with all user-friendly articles like Urostix Glucometer, hand sanitizer, Heamoglobinometer, etc.
Paired t’ test revealed that at 39 degree of freedom, 5% significant limit of t’ is 2.02.the observed t’ value is 24.39 times. And At 9 degree of freedom at 0.05 level t’ value is 2.26 and the observed value is 2.96. Hence the modified bag is highly significant.
By using newly designed community health bag, nurses can conduct home visits with modern tools in a decent and more organized way and better care can be given to the people in the community.
One must do today's job with today's tools and if you are doing today's job with yesterday's tools, tomorrow you will be out of the business.
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