Amosh Talsandekar, Tukaram Zagade
Abstract: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a critical global health issue; and cardiovascular nurses play a vital role in decreasing the global burden and contributing to improving outcomes in individuals and communities. Cardiovascular nurses require the knowledge; skills; and resources that will enable them to function as leaders in CVD prevention and management. Objectives: 1) To assess the knowledge of under-graduate student nurses about Cardio-Respiratory assessment before and after administering the Learning Package. 2) To assess the effectiveness of learning package on Cardio-Respiratory assessment among under-graduate student nurses. To find out an association of Knowledge about Cardio-Respiratory assessment among under-graduate student nurses and selected Socio-demographic Variables. Methods: An evaluative approach adopted. The Quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test design used. The sample size for the present study was 70 under-graduate student nurses in 2nd year Basic B.Sc. nursing class; Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A structured knowledge questionnaire was administered to assess the pre-post test existing knowledge on Cardio-Respiratory assessment. Results: The Pre-test mean knowledge score and S.D. of the U.G. student nurse regarding Cardio-Respiratory assessment was 11.18 2.657; which was increased in Post-test to 25.30 2.940. The paired t test was calculated to find the effectiveness of Learning package; the t value was obtained as 30.212 and p value was <0.001 at the level of 5 % (0.005) Significance which is considered extremely significant. It indicates significant improvement in knowledge regarding Cardio-Respiratory assessment after administering Learning package.
Keywords: Learning package, Cardio-vascular system, Assessment, Respiratory system, Knowledge