Determination of Knowledge Levels of Nurses on Insulin Applications
International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages: 50-54
Received: Dec. 10, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 25, 2017; Published: Jan. 15, 2018
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Ülkü Saygılı, Health Care Services Department, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Serap Parlar Kılıç, Nursing Department, Fırat University, Elazığ, Turkey
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Abstract
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a complex and common metabolic disease involved multiple organs disorders. Diabetes Mellitus characteristics features is high blood glucose level, leading to morbidity and mortality in world wide. In the current study, we aimed to assess the level of knowledge about insulin treatment and determination of educational requirements of the nurses who provide treatment and care for the diabetic individual. 101 nurses who agreed to fill out the questionnaire were included for this descriptive and cross sectional study. The obtained data wase valuated with number, percentage and average. Nurses; average age is 32.95±6.21, average of working years is 8.5±1.32 years, 62.4% are married, 37.6% are single and 67.3 % are undergraduate. It was determined that 60.4% of the nurses had received in-service training for diabetes treatment and 81.2% of them had regularly followed the diabetes treatment. It has been identified that 92.1% of the nurses knew the effects of insulin treatment, 95.1% knew the insulin administration routes, 87.1% knew the insulin injection application areas, 90.1% knew the proper storage conditions of insulin, 85.0% knew the normal value of blood sugar. According to the results of the study, it is identified that the know ledge level of the nurses about diabetes is fairly enough. They are aware of the fact that the insulin treatment education (vocational school of health, university) should be given entirely during occupational training. It is also important that the education need so f the nurses should be identified and supported by in service training. This will be surely helpful for the nurses especially for those who are new at their jobs.
Keywords
Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Treatment, Nurse
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Ülkü Saygılı, Serap Parlar Kılıç, Determination of Knowledge Levels of Nurses on Insulin Applications, International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 50-54. doi: 10.11648/j.ijde.20170204.11
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