Sarah Kareem Buraihi, Suad J. Mohammed
Abstract: Objectives To assess nurses' knowledge working in thoracic surgery units and wards toward prevention complications of thoracic surgery and to find out the effectiveness of educational program on Intensive Care Unit and wards nurses knowledge regarding prevention complications of thoracic surgery and socio-demographic information.
Methodology A descriptive study was carried out from October 4th, 2016 to August 1st, 2017. A non-probability sample of (50) 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 Results of the study show that the effectiveness of educational program regarding nurses' knowledge about preventing post thoracic surgery complications are good.
CONCLUSIONS (1) Most of the study sample was females. (2)Mostly the ages of study sample were (21-25) Year. (3) There were highly significant differences between the two periods (pre and post tests) of study sample in all domains of questionnaire.
RECOMMENDATIONS The study recommends that nurses need to join special training courses in order to improve their knowledge so as to participate in educating patients with thoracic surgery.
Keywords: Effectiveness, educational program, Thoracic Surgeryt, Intensive Care Unit