International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015

Efficacy of Planned Teaching on Knowledge Regarding Tracheostomy Suctioning Among Staff Nurses

Bincy Jacob | Ancy Ramesh [4]

Abstract: The aim of airway suction is to clear secretions, thereby maintaining a patent airway and improving ventilation and oxygenation. Removal of such secretions also minimizes the risk of atelectasis. The present study was aimed at primarily to assess efficacy of planned teaching on knowledge regarding tracheostomy suctioning among staff nurses working in selected hospitals of Vidarbha Region in Maharashtra. objectives- To assess the existing knowledge of staff nurses regarding tracheostomy suctioning. To assess the knowledge of staff nurses regarding tracheostomy suctioning after the teaching program. To associate the knowledge regarding tracheostomy suctioning with selected demographic variables. Descriptive evaluatory research approach is used in this study. The subjects consisted of 50 staff nurses. A pre experimental one group pre-test post test design was used. Tool used for this study was structured knowledge questionnaire. major findings - Among the subjects majority 40 (80 %) belongs to 21-30 years and only 10 (20 %) belonged to 31- 40 years. Gender shows that 52 % of them were females and 48 % were males.58 % of them were educated upto GNM, 36 % were Basic B. Sc. (N) and 6 % were educated upto P. B. B. Sc. (N). Years of experience reveals that 76 % of them had experience of 1-5 years, 20 % had 6-10 years and 2 % each had experience of 11-15 years and >15 years respectively.24 % of them were working in SICU, 44 % in MICU, 30 % in ENT and 2 % were working in oncology ward. Experience in the present working area shows that 92 % of them had experience between 1-5 years, 6 % had between 5-10 years and 2 % had between 10-15 years of experience. Staff nurses who participated in the training on tracheostomy care or suctioning after basic nursing training shows that 56 % of them attended the said training and 44 % are not attended any training. . The findings show that in pre test 48 % subjects were having satisfactory level of knowledge, 52 % of study participants were having good level of knowledge and none was having excellent level of knowledge. In post test scores 80.00 % of subjects showed excellent knowledge, 20 % of subjects showed good knowledge and none was in the satisfactory level. Conclusion-The findings of the present study show a significant improvement of knowledge scores after the planned teaching There is association found between knowledge score with the gender, and there is no significant association with the age, professional qualification, total years of experience, area of working, years of experience in present working area and participation in training.

Keywords: Efficacy, planned teaching, knowledge, tracheostomy, care, staff nurses

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,

Pages: 169 - 175

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