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Effectiveness of Simulated Demonstration regarding Defibrillation Technique on Knowledge and Practices among Nurses

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 720-727

Keywords : Demonstration; Defibrillation; Knowledge; Practices; Nurses;

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Study was aimed to assess Effectiveness of demonstration regarding defibrillation technique on knowledge and practices among nurses OBJECTIVES:-To assess the knowledge and practice score of staff nurses regarding defibrillation technique before and after Demonstration. To determine the association between knowledge & practice score of staff nurses with selected demographic variable.METHODOLOGY:Quantitative research approach and one group pre-test and post-test design was used.Non-probability convenient sampling method was applied to select the 50 samples .FINDINGS-majority 30 (60%) of the subjects were between the age group of 26 to 30 years and Majority i.e. 47(94 %) were females. While33(66%) of the subjects were professionally qualified up to General nursing and midwifery Maximum i.e. 16 (32%) of the subjects have less than one years of ICU work experience, Maximum i.e. 34 (68%) of subjects had previous information acquired regarding defibrillation from other sources like books internet ET. Findings evident that the mean knowledge score of the nurses in pre test was 14.88 and SD 1.57, whereas mean knowledge score in post test was 45.7 and SD 14.6. The mean practice score of the staff nurses in pre test was 11.88 and SD 4.11 , whereas mean practice score in post test was 21.1 and SD 2.88.The paired t test showed significant increase in the knowledge and practice score of the staff nurses after demonstration of defibrillation technique.Conclusion The results indicated positive response to the demonstration which was found to be really useful to them. This motivated staff nurses to take prompt decisions, perform defibrillation with confidence and save many lives of in-hospitals cardiac arrest victims.

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