Rokesh Thorat, Pravin Dani, Hemant Gupta
Abstract: An arterial blood gas (ABG) study is a blood test that measures the levels of many different gases in oxygen-rich blood. Some of these levels are measured directly while others are calculated from the measurements of other gases. the study was aimed to Improve knowledge of Staff Nurses regarding Arterial Blood Gas Analysis to take care of patient in admitted in selected Intensive Care Unit.METHODOLOGY- A quantitative pre experimental design consisting of pre and post test design was used sample size for this study is 50 selected by Non probability Purposive Sampling technique. Data was collect through structured teaching questionnaire. Pre test was given followed by structure teaching post test was done on eight day using a same test after the post test the data was analyzed and finding were seen. This shows that most (88%) of the sample were in the age group of 20-30. There was more representation of female (70%) and males (30%). (56% of the working was GNM staff nurses, 30% of B.Sc and 14% P.B.B.Sc nursing staff. There were 96% of staff working since lOyears and 04% staff working since 20 year. Data further shows that most (64%) of the staff nurses have participated in ABG programme and 36% have not participated in ABG programme.) According to category Poor, Average, Good, and Excellent. In pre test the Hajority of sample has good knowledge that is 50% To 75% but no one was at excellent level where as post test the good knowledge was improve to 38% sample in excellent level. The Pretest and posttest mean knowledge scores about arterial b100d gas analysis of staff nurses 5J1 pre-test was 11.50 and post-test 15.98. This difference was statistically Significant at p value o.ooo level with?t' valve of -8.694 results null hypotheses is rejected and alternative hypothesis was accepted.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Knowledge, Arterial Blood Gas ABG, Staff Nurses