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Impact of Structured Education on Knowledge and Practice Regarding Venous Access Device Care among Nurses

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 895-901

Keywords : Structured Education; Knowledge; Practice; Venous Access Device Care; Nurses;

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Venous access devices are used to manage patients undergoing long term treatment, especially chemotherapy.Though it has many advantages, they are not free from complications. Sepsis, thrombotic complications, local tissue damages are more common complications. AIM-the main of study was to assess the impact of structure education on knowledge and practice regarding venous access device among nurses.Methodology- The quasi-experimental study with pre-test-post-test design was used.The sample size for the study was 60. In this, 30 were in experimental group and 30 were in control group .The samples were selected from the cancer units. FINDINGS-The maximum of 43.33 % of samples scored between 0-13 (Poor) in the knowledge pre-test before structured education to the experimental group and 65 % samples scored between 18-25 ( Good) in the post-test after structured to experimental group. In control group, the mean score of knowledge score was increased from 15.3 to 16.4 in the post test. In Experimental group of the study, the mean score of knowledge regarding venous access device care was increased from 14.6 to 21.3 in the post-test after structured education. In experimental group, the maximum of 75 % of samples scored between 14-17 (Average) in the practice pre-test before structured education and 48.33 % samples scored between 18-25 (Good) score in the practice post-test score after structured education. In control group, the mean score of practice score was increased from 15.4 to 15.5 in the post test. CONCLUSION:- From all the above findings it can be concluded that the structured education was effective on knowledge and practice of staff nurses regarding venous access device care.

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