International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Sudan | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

The Effect of Training Program on Nurses Competencies regarding Prevention / Control of Neonatal Sepsis in Selected Governmental Hospitals, North Kurdufan State - Sudan, 2023

Amna Salim Ali | Widad Ibrahim Abedlgadir | Ahmed Abd Elbagy [2]

Abstract: Background: Neonatal septicemia is responsible for deaths of more than half percent cases annually around the globe. Nurses represent the cornerstone in maintaining and saving the lives of the neonates. Educating nurses on sepsis is crucial to enhancing the safety and delivery of basic newborn care, because nurses have the power to impact a neonate's prognosis. Aims: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of educational program on nurses` knowledge regarding prevention and control of neonatal sepsis, to determine the practice of nurses regarding neonatal sepsis in pre and post the training program as well as to corelate the outcomes of the educational program with selected demographic variables. Methods: This is a quasi - experimental interventional study was conducted on ninety nurses recruited through connivance sampling. Data was obtained using a questionnaire and observational checklists. SPSS version 26 was used to analyze the data and ANOVA test. Comparisons of knowledge and performance in nurses with different educations in pre and post intervention were examined through person correlation test. Correlate between knowledge and practice scores with education level both pre and post educational sessions were examined in bivariate regression. Results: 90 nurses were recruited to this study, 93.3% of them are female around 50% of them were had above ten years? experience. Study revealed 93.3%, 92.2%, 90% of nurses had good knowledge about umbilical care, indication and duration of hand washing and incubator care respectively after application of the program. Post implementation of the training program the practice of nurses was improved up to 95.6%, 96.7%, 100% regard hand hygiene, umbilical stump and incubator care respectively. On the other hand, the overall mean of nurses' knowledge and practice scores improved strongly after the educational program compared to the pre - education, and the regression reached the highest peak (R - Square 1.000). Conclusion: The current study reflected that the educational program was effective in increasing knowledge and improving performance of nurses. There is significant relationship between level of education and knowledge and practice after educational program with (R - square 0.8)

Keywords: neonatal sepsis, nurses, educational training, knowledge and practice

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 344 - 347

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