International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014

To Evaluate Efficacy of Learning Package among Staff Nurses Regarding Neurological Assessment on Patients with Altered Sensorium

Tukaram B. Zagade [13] | Milka Madhale

Abstract: Background: Nursing management of the neurological patient is based upon highly developed nursing assessment and clinical reasoning skill. The nurse must know what parameters to assess, proper technique for assessment and appropriate method of documentation and how to interpret the data to decide what action should be taken. Objectives: 1. To observe the staff nurses regarding neurological assessment of the client with altered sensorium.2. To prepare and administer learning package on neurological assessment for the client with altered sensorium.3. To evaluate the efficacy of learning package among staff nurses. Study design: Pre and post test design. Setting: Hospital based study (Karanatka Lingayat Education Societys Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Belgaum. ) Method: Structured observation check list was used to identify the practice regarding neurological assessment of patient with altered sensorium, before and after displaying Compact Disk of learning package. Result: The study revealed that efficacy of neurological assessment has increased after administering a learning package. The maximum gain in score was (42.66 %) in deep tendon reflexes. The analysis of data also revealed that, the post observation practice score was significantly higher than pre observation practice score (p

Keywords: Learning package, neurological assessment, practice

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014,

Pages: 328 - 329

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