Research Paper | Nursing | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017
Effectiveness of an Educational Program upon Nurses Knowledge toward the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at AL-Hussein and the Pediatric Teaching Hospital
Murtadha Abbas Abdul-Hamza | Afifa R. Aziz 
Abstract: Objectives To assess nurses' knowledge toward (CPAP) machine in NICU at Al-Diwanyia City Hospitals and to find out the relationships between the nurses' knowledge concerning (CPAP) Machine and socio-demographic information. Methodology A descriptive study was carried out from December 26 -2016 to the 15th of May -2017. A non-probability sample of (24) nurses. The tool of the study included a questionnaire. The data were analyzed through the application of frequencies, percentages, MS and the inferential statistical analysis. RESULTS there was a statistical significant association between nurses' level of education and years of services in NICU and their knowledge toward (CPAP) at (post-2) of educational program. CONCLUSIONS (1) Most of the study sample was females. (2)Mostly the ages of study sample were (25-29) Year. (3) A High percentage of the sample had been participated in training courses about CPAP. (4) There were highly significant differences between the two periods (pre and post-1 tests) of study sample in all domains of questionnaire. RECOMMENDATIONS (1) The study recommended the necessity to develop the nurses' skills. (2) Policy should be initiated to providing a special educational course about Neonates with (CPAP) Machine.
Keywords: Effectiveness, educational program, CPAP, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,
Pages: 10 - 16