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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part J (2017)

Knowledge regarding post-operative care in adult, among the staff nurses and nursing students

Author(s)
Anjani Devi N and Athira Saju
Abstract
The post - operative period begins immediately after surgery and continues until the patient is discharged from medical care. Much of post-operative nursing care involves; protecting the patient, who has been placed at physiologic risk during surgery, preventing complications while the body repairs itself during the recovery process. The post - operative patients having many infectious complications during the time of surgery, patient needs more care at the time of surgery, especially in the surgical site patient get more infection, in this time post-operative care is more important. The study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding post-operative care in adult among the staff nurses and the nursing students in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore. This study would help in developing a better knowledge regarding post-operative care in adult among the staff nurses and the nursing students. A quantitative study approach was used for this study and descriptive method was used for the research design. The sample size was 15 staff nurses and 15 nursing students. The non-probability simple random sampling technique was used for the selection of the subjects. The data was collected with the help of structured questionnaire and finally data was analyzed using the descriptive and inferential statistics. Regarding level of knowledge among 15 staff nurses and 15 student nurses in that 4(26.6%) staff nurses 3(20%) nursing students are having inadequate level of knowledge, 5(33.3%) staff nurses and 3(20%) nursing students are having moderate level of knowledge, 6(40%) staff nurses 9(60%) nursing students are having adequate level of knowledge. The study concluded that compare the level of knowledge between the staff nurses and nursing students regarding the post-operative care in adult. Staff nurses had moderately adequate knowledge than the nursing students regarding post-operative care in adult.
Pages: 674-677  |  687 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Anjani Devi N, Athira Saju. Knowledge regarding post-operative care in adult, among the staff nurses and nursing students. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(4):674-677.
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