International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part P (2015)
Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on the knowledge of trained nurses regarding paediatric emergency drugs
Administration of medication in children is the most important paediatric nurse responsibility. A slight mistake in the amount of drug administered, results a major error. Objectives: Present study conducted to assess the existing knowledge of trained nurses regarding paediatric emergency drugs and calculation of drug doses and to find the effectiveness of planned teaching program on knowledge of trained nurses regarding pediatric emergency drugs and calculation of drug doses.
Materials and Methods: Total 30 Trained Nurses working in Paediatric ward and NICU units at Krishna Hospital & Medical research centre, Karad selected by convenient sampling technique. One group pre-test, post-test design and evaluative research approach was used. After ethical approval & written informed consent from participants, pre-test conducted using structured knowledge questionnaire to assess knowledge of trained nurses regarding paediatric emergency drugs and calculation of drug doses. Then planned teaching program was conducted. Post- test conducted after 7 days using similar tool. Data analysis done by descriptive and inferential analysis.
Results: In pre-test majority 12 (40%) trained nurses had average knowledge, 17 (56.66%) had poor knowledge and 1 (3.33%) good knowledge. Where as in post-test 29 (96.66%) had average knowledge, 1 (3.33%) had poor knowledge. Total knowledge score regarding paediatric emergency drugs and calculation of drug doses before and after planned teaching program of 30 observation with difference mean of 6.333 and standard deviation of (0.654). The computed‘t’ test statistics value is (13.49). Results shows that improvement in post-test knowledge score compare to pre-test.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the planned teaching programme regarding paediatric emergency drug and drug doses calculation was an effective method for improving knowledge of trained nurse’s knowledge regarding pediatric emergency drugs.
How to cite this article:
Manisha Gholap, Karale RB. Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on the knowledge of trained nurses regarding paediatric emergency drugs. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(12):1093-1096.