International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Practice Regarding the Suctioning Techniques among ICU Staff Nurses in Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore - Andhra Pradesh, India

Moses Cilumpalli | Prathima Boddu | Revathi Thotti | Raja M E


Abstract: Background of the study: Tracheal suctioning is an essential aspect of effective airway management. It is imperative that nurses are aware of the risks and are able to practice according to current research recommendations. Making accurate and timely judgments based on knowledge is an essential skill in critical care nursing practice. Objectives: (1) To assess the Pre-Test knowledge and Practice of the nurses regarding endotracheal suctioning to administer the STP through Video (2) To assess the Post-Test knowledge and Practice of the nurses regarding endotracheal suctioning. Method: 40 Neuro Nurses include permanent and temporary were selected from medical ICU in Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India. Convenient sampling technique was used for selecting sample. Total period of study was from 1stOctober to December 31st 2021. An observational checklist was maintained in order to record the steps of the procedure and the knowledge assessed by using questionnaire. Result: The teaching program was effective in enhancing knowledge and practice as mean value of post-test (10.6) and (13.5) was higher than pre-test mean value (5.2) and (6.3) and the calculated ?t? test value [13.4 ,12.2] of knowledge and practice score was more than the table value [1.68] at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion; Present study shows that it is helpful to the staff for gaining knowledge and practice and in turn improving the patients care. The quality of their care enhances the patient outcome. The proper care and compliance with the standard care of the airways reduce the duration of hospital stay, lower costs, reduce risk and complications and in turn reduce ALOS, also reduce stress and improve the quality of life of the patient and his family.


Keywords: Teaching, ICU, Nurse


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 271 - 275


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