International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part L (2016)
Assess the knowledge regarding paediatric oxygen administration done by and nursing students at narayana medical college and general hospital, Nellore
Kanaka Lakshmi R and Padma K
Oxygen is a non-metallic gas chemical element symbolized by <>. It is the fifth constitutive element of the atmosphere and totally bonded to all life forms. The ancient Greeks and Chinese, believed that the atmosphere contains a substance necessary for life, and noticed the existence of oxygen. Leonardo da Vinci in 1500 AC. propounded the theory that the animal kingdom needs an element of the atmosphere to sustain life. In 1600 Robert Boyle propounded the theory that both respiratory function and fire use some common element that exists in the atmosphere. Methodology: Quantitative research approach was utilized to assess the knowledge regarding Paediatric oxygen administration done by staff nurses at Narayana Medical College and General Hospital, Nellore. The sample size was 60, of the 30 were staff nurses and 30 were student nurses. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used for selection of subjects. Semi structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding Paediatric oxygen administration Results: shows among 30 sample of nursing students 5 (16.7%) have inadequate knowledge, 15 (50%) have moderately adequate knowledge regarding and, 10 (33.3%) have adequate knowledge regarding paediatric oxygenation. Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of nursing students have moderately adequate knowledge regarding paediatric oxygenation.
How to cite this article:
Kanaka Lakshmi R and Padma K. Assess the knowledge regarding paediatric oxygen administration done by and nursing students at narayana medical college and general hospital, Nellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(9): 852-855.