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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019
A Pre-Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice regarding Tracheostomy Care among Staff Nurses at Selected Hospitals of Punjab
Abstract: A Pre-Experimental study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice regarding Tracheostomy Care among Staff Nurses at selected Hospitals of Punjab. Background: Knowledge and skill both are necessary for effective tracheotomy management. Tracheostomy educational program significantly improved care provider confidence and comfort in assessing and treating tracheotomy patients and facilitated communication among team members. Objectives: To assess the effect of structured teaching programme on knowledge and practice regarding tracheostomy care among staff nurses. Methods: A pre experimental research design with one group pre-test & post-test was used to assess the effect of STP on knowledge and practice regarding tracheostomy care among staff nurses at selected hospitals of Punjab. Total three tools were used to collect data from 50 staff nurses working at Amar hospital Patiala i. e. structured demographic sheet, self structured knowledge questionnaire and self structured observational checklist. Results: The results of study showed that post-test knowledge sore (20.26 2.89) regarding tracheostomy care among staff nurses was higher than pre-test knowledge score (13.58 2.65) and moreover in case of practice score regarding tracheostomy care post-test practice score (20.2 4) was higher than pre-test practice score (17.36 4.39) and there is moderate relationship between knowledge score and practice score. Conclusion: Hence it was concluded that STP was effective as evidence by the result of pre-test and post-test knowledge and practice score regarding tracheostomy care. The knowledge and skills of nurses can be improved through in-service education programmes.
Keywords: STP, Knowledge, Practice, Staff nurses, Tracheostomy care
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019,
Pages: 593 - 598