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

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part D (2017)

Assess the knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurses in NMCH, Nellore

Assess the knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurses in NMCH, Nellore

Author(s)
Josina Jose, Anjani Devi, Somesula Suchitra and Arumugam Indira
Abstract
Background of The Study: Negligence is a failure to exercise the care toward other, which a reasonable or prudent would do in the circumstances. Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse does not perform medical duties competently and it results a patient is injured. Malpractice is various under state nurse practice acts, institutional policies, and federal guidelines. Improper, unethical conduct, unreasonable lack of skill by a holder of a professional or official position; often applied to physicians, dentists, lawyer, and public officers to denote negligent or unskillful performance of duties when professional skills are obligatory
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurse. To find out the association between level of knowledge regarding with their selected socio demographic variables.
Material and method: The present study was conducted by using quantitative research approach and descriptive design was adopted. The Samples were selected by using non -probability convenience sampling technique.
Result and discussion: level of knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurses 2(6.7%) have A+ grade, 3(10%) have A grade, 6 (20%) have B+ grade, 8(26.6%) have B grade, 5 (16.7%) have C grade and 6(2%) have D grade.
Conclusion: The study concluded that staff nurses have mean knowledge score of 20.5, and of the 26.6% staff nurses got B grade. There for, there is a need to educate the staff nurses on negligence.
Pages: 257-260  |  1039 Views  108 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Josina Jose, Anjani Devi, Somesula Suchitra, Arumugam Indira. Assess the knowledge regarding negligence among staff nurses in NMCH, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(9):257-260.
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