Dr. Mahdi Abed Neamah Al-Musawi
Abstract: A descriptive study was carried out at children welfare hospital from period of 15 October 2015 to the 15 May 2016. The study aims to assess of nurses? knowledge concerning A cyanotic congenital Heart disease in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) At pediatric hospitals in Baghdad. A purposive (no probability) sample of (36) nurses, they were working in NICU at three teaching hospital in Baghdad. A questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study. Data were collected through the application of questionnaire and interview techniques. Data were analyzed through descriptive statically approach (frequencies and percentages). The result of the study shows that the majority of sample (57.1%) and (60.0%) good knowledge about inability to properly feeding and difficulty breathing. and (82.9%) of sample do not know mother taking medication during the first trimester of pregnancy. (80.0%) of sample don't know genetics and being two types cyanotic and A cyanotic heart disease. (45.7%) have poor knowledge about excessive sweating even in cold. (82.9%) don't know increased heart rate and repeated respiratory infection. (82.9%) of Sample don't know that A cyanotic defect includes, Hole between the ventricles the Slot between the atria pulmonary Valve stenosis. (85.7%) of nurses has poor knowledge from the nursing care before the operation. (74.3%) don't know from nursing care after the operation. (60.0%) (82.9%) (88.0%) of study sample have poor knowledge about maintain the activity of the respiratory tract. (40.0%) (22.9%) of sample is uncertain about the knowledge of treatment. ln conclusion, the results reflect that most of the (54.3) accepted knowledge, (28.6) good knowledge, (17.1) poor knowledge. The investigators recommended. The research should include all of lard hospital. Increasing training courses for nurses to improve their knowledge about a cyanotic congenital heart disease. Instruction booklets about A cyanotic congenital heart diseases to improve their skills.
Keywords: Nurses Knowledge, A Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease, NICU