International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part K (2016)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding assessment of umbilical cord among staff nurses and nursing students in Narayana medical college and hospital, Nellore
K Padma, Kanakalakshmi. R, Dr. Indira S
The umbilical cord is the baby’s life to mother during pregnancy. It serves a vital role for a developing infant inside the uterus and after birth. After birth the umbilical cord is no longer needed. It will be clamped with usually a sterilized plastic clamp to heal seal of the open three blood vessels in the cord before it cut.
Objective: To assess the level of knowledge on assessment of umbilical cord among staff nurses and student nurses in Narayana medical college and hospital.
Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross sectional design and convenient sampling technique was followed which included 30 samples were used. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS.
Results: shows that with regard to assessment of umbilical cord among 15 staff nurse 3(20%) have inadequate knowledge, 11(73.3) have moderately adequate knowledge and 1(6.7) have adequate knowledge where as among nursing students, 9(60) have inadequate knowledge, 6(40) have moderate inadequate knowledge.
Conclusions: The study concluded that majority of staff nurses had moderate knowledge and majority of nursing students had inadequate knowledge regarding assessment of umbilical cord.