Developing Nursing Management Protocol for Maternity Nurses Regarding Emergency Obstetric Care
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 418-425
Received: Aug. 19, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 4, 2017; Published: Oct. 11, 2017
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Eman Mohammed Abdelhakm, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Amira Refaat Said, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
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The aim of the study was to develop nursing management protocol for maternity nurses regarding obstetric emergencies. An intervention (quasi experimental) study design was used. The study was conducted in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergencies Department at Benha University Hospital. A convenient sample of all nurses working in Obstetrics and Gynecology emergencies department at Benha University Hospital (40 nurse). Two tools were used for data collection; I) A structured interviewing questionnaire: include two parts; Part 1: Socio demographic characteristics of the study nurses: included (Age, educational level, years of experience, previous training program). Part 2: Assessment of nurses’ knowledge regarding obstetric emergencies such as definition, causes, basic priorities and preparations for emergency obstetrics care. II) Observational checklist for evaluating nursing management regarding obstetric emergencies such as resuscitation, nursing management of preeclampsia, eclampsia, infection, trauma & shock and assessment of fetal wellbeing. The study results showed that 88.7% of nurses had poor knowledge before intervention of the protocol. However, 75.7% of them had good knowledge after intervention respectively. As well as, 77.5% of them had unsatisfactory practices toward emergency obstetrics care before intervention of the protocol. Meanwhile, after intervention 82.3% had satisfactory practices respectively. The study concluded that Nurses’ management protocol has appositive effect on nurse’s knowledge and practices regarding obstetric emergencies. There was a highly statistically significant difference before / after protocol of the studied nurses’ knowledge and practice regarding obstetrics emergencies (P ≤ 0.001). The study recommended that Simple guidelines regarding emergency obstetrical nursing care can be attributed to nurses in the emergency obstetrics department. Continuous refreshment courses and follows up programs for nurses regarding emergency obstetrics care.
Keywords
Emergency Obstetrics Care, Nursing Management Protocol
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Eman Mohammed Abdelhakm, Amira Refaat Said, Developing Nursing Management Protocol for Maternity Nurses Regarding Emergency Obstetric Care, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 418-425. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170605.16
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