International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8, Part E (2020)
Record-keeping: Level of challenges experienced by nurses during covid-19 pandemic
Record keeping is the documentation of nursing care that is planned and delivered to individual patients by qualified nurses or other caregivers under the direction of a qualified nurse. Nursing documentation is a fundamental part in the character of nursing profession, and essential for arrangement, estimate of medical interventions and on-going patient care; consequently, nurses are responsible for maintaining correct report of care, it is described as a vital factor in the nursing quality improvement and promotion as well as efficient aspect in nursing practice transparency and accountability. During the coronavirus outbreak, events will move fast, and a nurse may find difficulty in facing unexpected incidents and adjustments to care plans. Detailed nursing documentation is critical to support skilled care and services for skilled nursing facility providers. Hence the study aimed to assess the level of challenges experienced by nurses during covid-19 pandemic in Saveetha Medical College and Hospitals. Univariant descriptive design was employed and 100 nurses were selected as samples based on the inclusion criteria. Researcher introduced to the subject and developed the rapport with them. Confidentiality was maintained for each sample while collecting the data. Socio-demographic data was collected from nurses by interview method and the level of challenges in record-keeping experienced by nurses during covid-19 pandemic were done by using structured questionnaire. The study results reveals that most of the nurses 84(84%) were female, 87(87%) were in the age group of 20 – 26 yrs., 93(93%) were B.Sc. (N), 54(54%) were working in ward, 93(93%) had 1 – 5 years of work experience, 93(93%) were always keeping record for every patient, 43(43%) of nurses experienced moderate level of challenges, 31(31%) faced mild level of challenges and 26(26%) faced high level of challenges in record-keeping and that none of the demographic variables had shown statistically significant association with level of challenges in record-keeping experienced by nurses during the covid-19 Pandemic.
How to cite this article:
T Minolin Babu, Sheeba Rajakumari S. Record-keeping: Level of challenges experienced by nurses during covid-19 pandemic. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(8):352-355.