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Research Paper | Nursing | Saudi Arabia | Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018
Knowledge, Attitude, Practice & Perceptions for the Management of Factors Cause Delay Door to Balloon Time (Code STEMI) for Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) for Acute Myocardial Infarction among Health Staffs in the Emergency Department and Cardiac Centre at KFMC
Zainab M. Jafary | Fatima Al-Muhsen
Abstract: Introduction Door-to-balloon time is important for a good quality care & reduce mortality among acute myocardial infarction patients. This study established & concentrated on the Knowledge, attitude, practice & perceptions for health care providers. Objective Assess knowledge, attitude & perceptions for health care staff in the cardiac centre, EMS to manage the factors cause delaying door to balloon time at KFMC. Methods Were conducted to analyses knowledge & perceptions of health care providers for factors that cause delays in this field. Is a cross-sectional study, study data was collected from period of September to November 2016. This study include all health care providers who work in cardiac center, emergency departments & paramedics. Results There were total 240 participants, most of the respondents were females 210 (87.5%), a majority of nurses 221 (92.1%), more participants were from some cardiac center, education level of participants more find with bachelor's degree 97 (40.4%) & experience of percipients the most was from (5-10) years with percentage of 132 (55.0%). Study was included all heath care providers working in KSHC & EMS from ( Physicians, Nurses, technicians & paramedics). Conclusions HCW at KFMC had good knowledge levels and poor/good attitude regarding DTB of STEMI patients. Curricular changes aiming to promote STEMI management in medical patients and correcting the ingrained misconceptions are needed.
Keywords: DTBT, PPCI, AMI, STEMI, Knowledge, Attitude
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018,
Pages: 1310 - 1316