International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part L (2016)
Assess the knowledge regarding assessment of high risk neonates among staff nurses and nursing students in selected hospitals at Nellore, AP
K Prasanna, Sheelu John and Dr. Indira S
AbstractBackground of the Study:
The high risk neonate can be referred as a newborn, regardless of gestational age or birth weight, who has a greater than average chance of morbidity or mortality because of conditions or circumstances superimposed on the normal course of events associated with birth and the adjustment of extra uterine existence. In worldwide over 130 million childrens are born in every year and 4 millions preterm babies per year develop intra ventricular hemorrhage. About 45% to 85% of premature infants with moderate to severe IVH develop major cognitive deficits .Whereas in India about 30-40% neonates are born LBW. Approximately 80% all neonatal death and 50% of infant death are related to LBW. The baby with a birth weight of less than 2000 gm is more vulnerable and need special care, about 10% of all LBW babies require admission to the special care nursery. Nurses are the primary managers of all the routine care and in early identification of high risk fetuses, of almost important at the level of perinatal morbidity and mortality are to be reduced.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding assessment of high risk neonates among staff and nursing students.
Methodology: Descriptive cross-sectional design was adopted to assess the knowledge regarding assessment of high risk neonates among staff and nursing students in selected hospitals at Nellore. A sample size of 15 staff nurses and 15 nursing students were selected through non probability convenience sampling. The data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire .The data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: With regard to level of knowledge regarding assessment of high risk neonates, majority of the staff nurses 8(53.3%) had adequate knowledge and majority of the student’s 10(66.7%) had moderately adequate knowledge
How to cite this article:
K Prasanna, Sheelu John, Dr. Indira S. Assess the knowledge regarding assessment of high risk neonates among staff nurses and nursing students in selected hospitals at Nellore, AP. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):730-734.