International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part C (2016)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding ET suctioning among staff nurses and student nurses in NMCH, Nellore
Bhanu Paramjyothi B, Limi Elsa Daniel and Dr. Indira S
ET Intubation is an important procedure done in the patients who are unable to breathe by themselves. Endotracheal suctioning (ETS) is one of the most common procedure performed in patients with artificial airways. It is a component of bronchial hygiene therapy and mechanical ventilation that involves mechanical aspiration of pulmonary secretions from a patient’s artificial airway to prevent its obstruction.
Objective: To assess the level of knowledge on ET suctioning 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 level of knowledge of ET suctioning among staff nurses 1(7%) had inadequate knowledge, 11(73%) had Moderate knowledge, and 3(20%) had adequate knowledge. Among nursing students 3(20%) had inadequate knowledge, and 12(80%) had moderate knowledge.
Conclusions: In the present study concluded that comparing the level of knowledge between staff nurses and nursing students, Staff nurses having adequate level of knowledge than nursing students regarding ET suctioning.
How to cite this article:
Bhanu Paramjyothi B, Limi Elsa Daniel and Dr. Indira S. A study to assess the knowledge regarding ET suctioning among staff nurses and student nurses in NMCH, Nellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 150-152.