The Effect of A Structured Training Program on Intensive Care Nurses Performance

Ishraga Mohamed, Elham Elhanafy


Background: An intensive care unit is that area of a hospital where patients’ serious illnesses or injuries receive special medical and nursing care. ICU nurses are highly knowledgeable and skilled health care professionals that work in an ICU in association with other members of the hospital team to provide optimum patient care. The care of the mechanically ventilated patient is an essential component of a nurse's clinical practice in the intensive care units (ICUs), therefore it seems natural to devote a great deal of work in preparing and training staff before allowing them to work with patients. Aim: to evaluate the effect of a structured training program on intensive care nurses' performance. Design: A quasi-experimental pre and posttest research design was used. Setting: Two teaching hospitals, Al-Shabaab and Al- Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan. Sample: Purposive sample of intensive care nurses’ working in the two hospitals, (50, 30nurses) from Al- Khartoum, and-Shabaab hospitals. Tools: Two tools were used; the first tool questionnaire developed by researchers and checklist, the second tool: McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) was used for data collection. The study result; there is a positive effect of educational program on enhancing nurses' knowledge, about  mechanical ventilation in general, and there were a highly statistically significant difference between nurses'  knowledge and their performance at pre and post intervention program, However there was no correlation between nurses' socio-demographic variables and their knowledge of pre and post intervention program. Conclusion and Recommendations ; the education program had a positive effect on the nurses' attitudes toward mechanically ventilated patient.; the educational programs for all nursing members should be applied as continuing education, and further studies should be carried out with bigger sample and longer time.

Keywords: China insurance industry, Foreign fund, Challenge

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/60-07

Publication date:March 31st 2019

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